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  • Jul 26 2015
  • 26 Jul 2015

Dining with Antiques – Pierced Sterling Serving Pieces

Wealthy Victorians had a formal, unique serving utensil for almost every kind of food—oysters, asparagus, bone marrow, crackers, fruit preserves, horseradish, olives—you name it. Today, […]

  • Jul 23 2015
  • 23 Jul 2015

Early American Advertising Collecting Offers Something for Everyone

During the past 50-plus years, Early American advertising has become quite collectable. The diverse variety of items in this field is nearly endless, making early […]

  • Jul 22 2015
  • 22 Jul 2015

Collecting Political and Low-Number License Plates

Ever since the days of early motor vehicle registration there has always been fierce competition among drivers to obtain a low-number license plate. In many […]

  • Jul 20 2015
  • 20 Jul 2015

What to do When You have to Sell Uncle Fred’s Militaria Collection

Chances are you or someone you know will have an opportunity to sell a military collectible at some time in your life. A bold statement? […]

  • Jul 17 2015
  • 17 Jul 2015

News on the Wire: Glass Telegraph Insulators Offer Collectible Cash

Something you see for sale at almost any flea market or tag sale are antique telegraph insulators. These are the heavy glass fittings found at […]

  • Jul 15 2015
  • 15 Jul 2015

Spiked Helmets Worn for Military Fashion not Function

The early Imperial German Empire took much pride in fashionable uniforms and headgear for its military, often choosing ornamental gear over more practical pieces. Brass […]

  • Jul 14 2015
  • 14 Jul 2015

Three Affordable Mid-century Modern Lounge Chairs and Three You Probably Can’t Afford

OK, do you want the affordable (er, somewhat affordable) lounge chairs first or the astronomical designs with jaw-dropping prices? We’ll do affordable first, starting with […]

  • Jul 13 2015
  • 13 Jul 2015

Creativity and a Little Sand Equals Great Folk Art

One of the hottest categories of antiques on today’s market is folk art. Though very broadly defined, the term “folk art” generally refers to individual […]

  • Jul 10 2015
  • 10 Jul 2015

N.C. Wyeth’s ‘Deerslayer’ Illustration Sells for $1.3 Million

When the original art for a famous book illustration comes up for auction, I’m always curious. Where has it been? Why is it now being […]

  • Jul 9 2015
  • 9 Jul 2015

Comic Ephemera: All that Stuff in Your Comic Book Shop that aren’t Comic Books

If you’ve recently stepped into a comic book store for the first time, or the first time in a long time, you may have noticed; […]