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  • Apr 22 2008
  • 22 Apr 2008

Antique Silver Napkin Rings – Beauty and Value

Do you know a single napkin ring can bring up to $5,000? But be careful, because there are reproductions. Napkin Rings were fashionable from about 1860 to 1900, and no formal table would have been set without them. Where did the days of the formal table go, now that we are in the disposable age where everything goes into the trash as soon as the meal is completed?

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

wheatties

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

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 21 2008
  • 21 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 19 2008
  • 19 Apr 2008

waltham watch company

american waltham watch open face gold pocket watch

  • Apr 19 2008
  • 19 Apr 2008

Carnival Glass – Adventures in Antiquing

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

  • Apr 18 2008
  • 18 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 18 2008
  • 18 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 18 2008
  • 18 Apr 2008

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.