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  • Dec 8 2011
  • 8 Dec 2011

Scenes of Time and Place: Helen LaFrance’s Folk Art Memory Paintings

I recently entered a postpartum period, which usually refers to the time beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for several weeks […]

  • Dec 6 2011
  • 6 Dec 2011

Identifying Fakes: Old Red Wing Stoneware with New Advertising

Ever since a butter crock with a fake “Goodhue County Co-Operative” advertising stamp showed up at a chapter meeting a few years ago, Red Wing […]

  • Dec 2 2011
  • 2 Dec 2011

Breakfast at Christie’s: Attending a New York City Art Auction

November marks the start of the fall auction season in New York City, so it is fitting that the month went out with a bang […]

  • Nov 29 2011
  • 29 Nov 2011

The Retrophile Files: Billy’s Antiques & Props Defends New York’s Old, Odd

Billy’s Antiques & Props has staying power, and in NYC, that is no easy feat. Big-box stores and over-inflated real estate prices have made small, […]

  • Nov 15 2011
  • 15 Nov 2011

The Retrophile Files: Establishing the New Cool at Brooklyn’s Sunday Love

While a good number of my fellow New Yorkers are still entranced by the “Ikea effect,” I am happy to report that a growing number […]

  • Oct 10 2011
  • 10 Oct 2011

Red Wing Stoneware Spittoons: Too Pretty to Spit In

How could it be that German spittoons are some of the most beautiful pieces of stoneware made by the Red Wing and Minnesota stoneware companies, […]

  • Oct 3 2011
  • 3 Oct 2011

The Adventures of Prop Girl: Supplying Vintage Items for ‘Men in Black III’

I think my new name should be Prop Girl. I could be like an antique/memorabilia superhero in Movie Land. Recently, my team and I wrapped […]

  • Sep 26 2011
  • 26 Sep 2011

Guaranteed to Fail: Running an Antique Shop without Common Sense, Basic Business Skills

Last week I was asked to “check up on” a building owned by some friends of mine who are in South Africa. Interestingly, the building […]

  • Sep 21 2011
  • 21 Sep 2011

Charting the Art and History of Antique Maps

People buy antique maps for many reasons. Some buy for the art or decorative value of the maps and others buy for the history, whether […]

  • Sep 13 2011
  • 13 Sep 2011

When Antique Shopping is about More than the Goods

Ever since I was a little girl I have marveled at the architecture and grandeur of Antebellum and Victorian era homes. Being from the South […]