• 21
    Apr

Derbybilia – Kentucky Derby Collectibles

Where else in the world do children get out of school the day before a horse race? Only in Louisville, so far as we know.

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  • 21
    Apr

wheatties

looking for what a 1957 general mills wheatties international coin collection is worth

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  • 21
    Apr

Antique & Vintage Book Marks

I was looking for a way to be lazy today and I found one. You see, my partner, Cindy, asked if I could do a simple blog today, because she has family in town and isn’t going to have a lot of time to devote to it. Along came Howie. Howie Schechter is a collector of silver bookmarks and has a collection of over 1,000 antique and vintage bookmarks.

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  • 21
    Apr

Shell Cameo, Jewelry History

Cameos are jewelry carved with a raised image. The word cameo comes from the Hebrew/Arabic word “kameo” meaning amulet or charm. They come in several materials and date back to Ancient Greece and Rome. They were usually were carved from a hard stone like agate, as well as glass.

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  • 19
    Apr

waltham watch company

american waltham watch open face gold pocket watch

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  • 19
    Apr

Carnival Glass – Adventures in Antiquing

Photo: European Carnival Glass/Eda Glasbruks Floral Sunburst is offered at http://www.carnival-glass.net/for $995 – £567

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  • 18
    Apr

Look what I found !!!!!

While tearing down an old shed for a customer of mine, we stumbled upon this rare find. It is an old fly fishing rod manufactured by Marshall Co. Japan. I don’t know the age or the origin but I would be interested in reading any input you fellow enthusiast’s might have.

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  • 18
    Apr

Flow Blue China: An Error that Paid Off

I had a special request to do a blog about Flow Blue from Joann Woodall of the Wagon Wheel Antiques Co. Joann is one of the people from whom I purchased the wonderful pottery at the Arlington Park Antique Show. I am always looking for items of interest to write about, so in the future, please email any requests you might have.

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  • 18
    Apr

The Kentucky Derby Museum

We are very lucky at the Kentucky Derby Museum to have a great variety of artifacts. We have a wide range of trophies, a number of saddles, and silks in every possible color. Despite the fact that the collection is varied and numerous, I still have a few favorite objects.

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  • 17
    Apr

Collectible Knives

Mumblepeg was a game played with a knife that I played when I was a little boy of nine or ten. Knives in hand, two boys faced each other and took turns throwing the knife, aiming to land its point in the ground close to his opponent’s foot. The opponent would then move his foot to touch the knife. The object was to stretch your friend until he couldn’t reach the knife.

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