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  • Dec 3 2015
  • 3 Dec 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: eBay at Twenty

Unlike John Van Drufen’s play “I Remember Mama” (1944 / film of the same name in 1948), instead of “I remember (fill in the blank),” […]

  • Dec 3 2015
  • 3 Dec 2015

Christmas Music Albums, Sheet Music Offer Great Holiday Collectibles

By Barbara Sutton-Smith Bah Humbug! That was Ebenezer Scrooge’s iconic attitude to Christmas, and Christmas carols were definitely not music to his ears. But if […]

  • Dec 3 2015
  • 3 Dec 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas as Represented by Steiff Stuffed Animals

So what is your favorite Christmas carol? For many people, that just might be “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the cumulative-style song first published in […]

  • Dec 2 2015
  • 2 Dec 2015

Sounds of a Victorian Christmas: Original Carols Played on Original Instruments

If I had to admit to a Christmas-time pet peeve, it would be this: I’m a Scrooge when it comes to cover versions of classic […]

  • Dec 1 2015
  • 1 Dec 2015

Love ’Em or Hate ’Em: Thomas Kinkade Christmas Figurines Abound

I received a note from a collector of Thomas Kinkade figurines who had received a new one every two months, thanks to a subscription. She […]

  • Nov 30 2015
  • 30 Nov 2015

Taking care of and maintaining your Mid Century furniture

Taking care of and maintaining your Mid Century furniture

By Bradley Downs

  • Nov 27 2015
  • 27 Nov 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Holiday Memories of the Friday after Thanksgiving

Growing up as a youngster in the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Friday after Thanksgiving marked the start of the “official” Christmas holiday shopping […]

  • Nov 26 2015
  • 26 Nov 2015

The History of Thanksgiving Day, as told in The Ladies’ World, 1892

As a fans of antiques and collectibles, whose interest in history is peaked by the things we collect, we thought it would be interesting to […]

  • Nov 24 2015
  • 24 Nov 2015

The Bird’s the Word: A Look at Steiff’s Thanksgiving Turkeys

Of course, the bird’s the word when it comes to turkey at Thanksgiving! No matter how your family prepares the ceremonial bird—roasted in the oven, […]

  • Nov 23 2015
  • 23 Nov 2015

Guns of the Mayflower: Not a Blunderbuss to be found

It seems that each Thanksgiving I happen upon a picture of a somber Pilgrim dressed in black, big buckles on his shoes, belt and hat, […]