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Iroquois Purses (11/30/08)
One type of purse features bird-like images. Iroquois Purses By Dolores Elliott More >>


Ever wonder if you made the right choice on dropping out of an auction? (11/27/08)
Ever wonder if you made the right choice on dropping out of an auction? Recently I was following a squash blossom necklace that was signed “LC”. More >>


Large Iroquois Pincushion (11/25/08)
Large Iroquois Pincushion By Dolores Elliott One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910. More >>


An Archaeologist Who Digs Beads (10/28/08)
Editor’s Note: Dolores Elliott’s background may be in archaeology, but her lifelong love is Iroquois-beadwork antiques and collectibles. More >>


Windmill Weights as Folk Art (10/2/08)
15 inch star weight made by the U. S. Wind Engine & Pump Co. Batavia, Ill. c, 1890. is mounted on a tiger maple stand and has provenance to a Minnesota farm. ItAfter I posted yesterday’s blog about the Whirligigs sought after by collectors, I guess my mind started going back to … More >>


It’s a What? A Whirligig? (9/24/08)
Whirligig. Photo from Marquisantiques.com If I told you a whirligig could bring in some big money, would you know what a whirligig is and how to spot one?  I always teach members of my antique business club that the money in this business is made in the rare. The rare and desirable will keep your money turning, and a whirligig falls into this category. More >>


The Magic of Iroquois Beadwork (9/6/08)
Fig 19. Pristine mid 20th century star pincushion that has beaded on it REMEMBER ME.In 1903, my grandmother went to the Afton Fair, a small agricultural fair in central New York State. Because her daughter, my aunt, was sick and couldn’t go to the fair, my grandmother brought a present for her from the fair. It was a pink satin beaded bird-shaped pincushion with the year 1903 beaded under the tail. (Figure 1.) More >>


Aztecs (9/3/08)
the Aztecs I have on question have been in my possession for several years. I found them in an old store that has since closed up. I’ve enjoyed them, scanned them over a thousand times but also know that they are not to stay with me. Like most people, times are hard and needs must be met. More >>


Auctioning Shaker Items, Finding Roman Coins, Restoring a Folk-Art Landmark (8/2/08)
Arts and collectibles news is highlighted by a rare Shaker auction, unearthing Roman coins, controversy over a folk-art “village” and the sale of the Mount Rushmore of folk art. Rare public offering of Shaker items More >>


Southwestern and Northwestern Antiques and Americana (7/29/08)
Just a note to say that I am interested in finding items in the Northwest region of the U.S. that have significance in the westward expansion by the settlers and in relics of tribal Native American life. b.wehling@yahoo.com More >>


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