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  • Dec 16 2015
  • 16 Dec 2015

Collector’s Minute: First Commercial Christmas Card

To collectors, there is always a “Holy Grail” or the “Stuff of Dreams” for their category of collecting, for which, of course, a small fortune […]

  • Dec 15 2015
  • 15 Dec 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Harry’s Holiday Reads 2015

Now that we are deep into the 2015 holiday season, it is time to consider how to spend the downtime during the final week of […]

  • Dec 15 2015
  • 15 Dec 2015

In Christmases Past, Wicker Made the List

In the past, Christmas was a much simpler time, and the emphasis was more on family, church and 
community rather than the monumental gift extravaganza […]

  • Dec 14 2015
  • 14 Dec 2015

Winter-Themed Animals are Favorite Christmas-Time Steiff Collectibles

Christmas and Steiff really do go hand in hand and for many families all over the world, it simply would not be the holidays without […]

  • Dec 10 2015
  • 10 Dec 2015

Postcard Time Machine: Christmas—The Way it Never Was

These days, I hear people bemoaning the commercialization of the holiday season. At least once during Black Friday, there’s a tale on the news of […]

  • Dec 9 2015
  • 9 Dec 2015

Dining with Antiques – Christmas Rosettes, those Favorite Nordic Christmas Treats (with Recipe)

In the 1840s and 1850s, northern Europe experienced a wave of crop failures and food shortages that resulted in a flood of immigration to the […]

  • Dec 8 2015
  • 8 Dec 2015

Christmas Movie Posters: A Yuletide Collectible Category

Some of our strongest memories of Christmas involve movies, either those that evoke the very ethos of Christmas or others which have a Christmas like […]

  • Dec 4 2015
  • 4 Dec 2015

Victorian Trash for Christmas: A Fine Pin Cushion Doll

For almost 40 years, I have been on my hands and knees, digging through trash. It is to the point where more people know me […]

  • 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 […]