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  • Jan 3 2012
  • 3 Jan 2012

Fighting Against the Misuse of the Rare, the One-of-a-Kind and the Antique

How can you tell a true antique dealer with years of experience from someone who is just trying to make a buck under the antique […]

  • Dec 27 2011
  • 27 Dec 2011

Thrift Store Shopping for Antiques, Collectibles and Bargains

Oh, how I love the thrill of the hunt in a thrift store. It is almost as good as a big church rummage sale. My […]

  • Dec 22 2011
  • 22 Dec 2011

Try Your Local Antique Store for Last-Minute Gift-Giving Needs

I know it’s getting late, but if you still have some shopping to do, please rethink shopping the big box stores for your Christmas, Kwanzaa, […]

  • Dec 22 2011
  • 22 Dec 2011

The Retrophile Files: Fanning the Flames of a Junk Revolution

Here is the dirty truth; Ki Nassauer has made a career out of junk. Her talent for reinventing curbside castoffs and flea market finds into […]

  • Dec 13 2011
  • 13 Dec 2011

The Retrophile Files: A Thrift Shop with a Cure for What Ails You

This Christmahanukwanzakah season, New York City’s Cure Thrift Shop makes doing good as you shop as simple as counting one-two-three. First, every purchase made benefits […]

  • Dec 13 2011
  • 13 Dec 2011

My Disappointing Antiquing Road Trip through Western Kansas

I recently went on a two-week trip to south-central Colorado. The reason for the trip was two-fold; 1) to visit my youngest daughter; and 2) […]

  • 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, […]