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Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy (1/3/09)
For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is … More >>


Horseshoe Plaque Trivets ~ Victorian Good Luck Mementos (11/26/08)
Good Luck My Boy H.P. TrivetCollecting Horseshoe Plaque Trivets is a fascinating hobby! It’s interesting to learn the history, practices and symbols of the different fraternal groups. And then there were the gift trivets … every year I find new examples: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Home Sweet Home … the list seems endless. Some Facts about Horseshoe Symbolism More >>


Automobile Flower Vases (11/21/08)
The autor Automobile Flower Vases By David Bausch The flower vase is both an automobile accessory and an object of auto art. The flower vase added a touch of elegance to a rather dull interior of many of the cars of the 1920’s. More >>


The George Washington Trivet (11/15/08)
Close-up of the According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec More >>


Auction Report: November 11, 2008 (11/11/08)
Freeman’s Auction House has not only the distinction of being America’s oldest auction house for art, antiques and collectibles, it has always been the forerunner presenting some of the best sales in Americana, as well. This sale, the American Furniture and Decorative Arts sale 1321, slated for Nov. More >>


Sheffield Silver Candlesticks (10/20/08)
Sterling Silver Town marks for Sheffield Crown, circa 1773-1973 abd Rosette, circa 1975-presentSheffield silver candlesticks: Light on some shady business of the past By www.Marks4Antiques.com More >>


Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs (10/17/08)
eagle-trivitThe Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs By Lynn Rosack I recently received the following question from a fellow WorthPoint member: I have a couple Wilton trivets (eagle in wreath w/heart) and I’m interested in the history of the eagle/wreath/heart symbol. Do you have any information on this? More >>


Paperweight Collectibles Find a Following (8/25/08)
Paperweight collectibles. If there ever was a collectible that hollered “Art for Art’s sake!” it was this one. Glass paperweights, with their colorful and complex designs, were always more aesthetic ornaments than functional objects to actually hold down paper or double as inkwells or toothpick holders. More >>


Antique English silver-plated candelabra (a pair) (8/24/08)
I did post a blog a few weeks back, trying to date and identify this beautiful pair of silver-plated candelabra, standing approx 20 inches high. A lady called Anita suggested I try to find the maker’s name, but I don’t know where to look. Now I cannot find my original blog. These candelabra have been in my family (who originate from England) for many generations. More >>


Silver-plated pair of Candelabra (8/20/08)
Hi, I have had a few problems with posting this, so hope it doesn’t show up too many times! More >>


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