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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Search for Christian and Easter Rarities in the World of Chinese Export Silver
中國出口銀器: 復活節的珍寶 Christianity has had a presence in China since the Tang Dynasty, including a significant influential Jesuit network, as well as Protestant missionaries, many […]
It’s Rabbit Time: Steiff’s Bitty Baby Easter Bunnies
There are so many reasons to love Easter—the family gatherings, traditional brunches, spirit of the holiday, lovely seasonal flowers, baskets full of candy—the list could […]
Circus Memorabilia Expert’s eBay Searches Reveal Scores of Misidentified Posters
Every day I search eBay for new listings of circus items, hoping to find something rare or unusual to add to my collection. I use […]
Tumblin Collection of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Screen-Worn Costumes, Art & Props to Cross Block
DALLAS – The iconic blue-gray cotton dress worn by Vivian Leigh in her Academy-Award-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara is expected to sell for $100,000 or […]
Comics Speculator: OMG! They’ve Killed Donatello! and the Amazing Spider-Gwen?
I’m back, taking another look into the world of hot comics and giving you the skinny on whether you should buy or sell. This past […]