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  • May 1 2015
  • 1 May 2015

Toys on Parade: Collectible Playthings are anything but Child’s Play

Collectors looking to bringing back childhood memories of Mickey Mouse, Barbie, Popeye, trains, banks, robots and much more will have several opportunities this month as […]

  • Apr 23 2015
  • 23 Apr 2015

Gemr Brings Online Communities to Disparate Collectors and their Collections

Whether the objects of someone’s collection are well-known—such as comic books or vintage firefighter helmets—to the more esoteric, like a Sneakerhead’s collection of Air Jordan […]

  • Apr 21 2015
  • 21 Apr 2015

9 Hot Collectibles Categories to Consider for Investment Potential

Some collectors consider investment potential when buying antiques and collectibles. While not everyone agrees with this approach, a number of auctioneers and dealers gave their […]

  • Apr 15 2015
  • 15 Apr 2015

The Boomers Dilemma: When the Kids don’t want to inherit the Family Antique ‘Treasures’

There was a time when prosperous Americans eschewed durable consumer goods. Rarely would they buy a mass-produced sofa or dining set. Instead, they bought functional […]

  • Apr 14 2015
  • 14 Apr 2015

Secret Message Found Etched in Lincoln’s Watch

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, we are reposting this article about a hidden message discovered scrawled inside […]

  • Apr 13 2015
  • 13 Apr 2015

The 51-Star Flag of the United States: The Designs are Ready and Waiting

It is the longest-serving national flag of the United States. Since July 4, 1960, after the addition of Hawaii as the 50th state, the flag of the United States with its 50 stars has served longer than the 48-star flag, the national standard from 1912 to 1959.

  • Apr 9 2015
  • 9 Apr 2015

Chinese Export Silver an Oft-Forgotten yet Significant Antique Silver Category

Chinese Export Silver (1785-1940) is a much-forgotten, yet highly significant antique silver category. Early Chinese Export Silver was comprised mostly of faithful copies of comparable […]

  • Apr 7 2015
  • 7 Apr 2015

A Holy Grail of New England Bottles, a ‘Stoddard Flag Flask,’ Found

Yes, that headline is correct, and I’d love to be able to say I was the one who found it. I didn’t, but the next […]

  • Apr 7 2015
  • 7 Apr 2015

Collectible Vintage Cookbooks: Which are Tasty Treats and which are Past Their Prime?

In my business, I visit (and work at) a lot of estate sales and antique stores. It’s always amazing to see the number of vintage […]

  • Apr 6 2015
  • 6 Apr 2015

Whether Called Peer, Pier, Console or Petticoat, it is always a Pier Table

One of America’s most favorite pieces of furniture in the first half of the 19th century was that odd size table that usually sat in […]