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  • 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.

  • Apr 17 2008
  • 17 Apr 2008

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.

  • Apr 16 2008
  • 16 Apr 2008

Terminology II: What is Rare?

In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk can be half the battle.

  • Apr 15 2008
  • 15 Apr 2008

Terminology Part I: What is Antique?

In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk can be half the battle.

Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade.

  • Apr 15 2008
  • 15 Apr 2008

So tell me about coins.

My father left me several coins that I am curious about. Some may not have been in circulation. How can I tell if a coin is worth sending in to have it graded. My gold coin seems very shiny to me but when I take a picture of it there seem to be quite a few surface scratches on it. I know they are from how he stored not from being in circulation.