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  • Jan 5 2016
  • 5 Jan 2016

Step into My Parlor … and Sit in the Correct Chair

One of the most frequently seen arrangements of seating furniture in an antique shop or at a show is the ubiquitous “parlor set.” It seems […]

  • Jan 4 2016
  • 4 Jan 2016

Telling Between Real and Reproduction Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom is just one of the hundreds of Depression glass patterns produced. It happens to by my favorite so it’s the easiest to write […]

  • Dec 24 2015
  • 24 Dec 2015

‘The Night Before Christmas,’ Auctioneer’s Style

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the hall Not a customer was stirring, they were all at the mall; The prints were hung […]

  • Dec 22 2015
  • 22 Dec 2015

A Three-Minute Gift of Christmas Magic

I stomped the dirty slush off my boots as I push open the restaurant door, cursing the season and the phony Ho-Ho-Ho of it all, […]

  • Dec 21 2015
  • 21 Dec 2015

The Giant, Menacing Department Store Santa

Dana H. had a bit of a scare in the loft of an old carriage house on a gloomy day, a property she and her […]

  • Dec 18 2015
  • 18 Dec 2015

Naughty or Nice: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Capra, Commies and the FBI

“He’s making a list, checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…” When Coots & Gillespie’s famous Christmas song debuted on Eddie Cantor’s […]

  • Dec 17 2015
  • 17 Dec 2015

Novelty, Sentimental Value make Santa Claus Trading Cards and Sets worth Collecting

Santa Claus is an iconic figure the world over and, as such, has been used to market everything from laundry detergent to Coca-Cola. It should […]

  • Dec 16 2015
  • 16 Dec 2015

Collector’s Minute: First Commercial Christmas Card

To collectors, there is always a “Holy Grail” or the “Stuff of Dreams” for their category of collecting, for which, of course, a small fortune […]

  • Dec 15 2015
  • 15 Dec 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Harry’s Holiday Reads 2015

Now that we are deep into the 2015 holiday season, it is time to consider how to spend the downtime during the final week of […]

  • Dec 15 2015
  • 15 Dec 2015

In Christmases Past, Wicker Made the List

In the past, Christmas was a much simpler time, and the emphasis was more on family, church and 
community rather than the monumental gift extravaganza […]