Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask
I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must get the same type of excitement, when after hours of back breaking digging pays off as they unearth a wonderful old bottle fully intact. An amethyst-colored Victorian lady’s flask found […]
Party On with Inaugural Collectibles
In the mood to party, but it’s too late for New Year’s Eve? Too early for the Super Bowl? How about an inauguration shindig complete with Obama collectibles destined to become family heirlooms? (Remember, there is nothing in the Constitution that says you have to party on Jan. 20. That’s only the swearing-in.) To set […]
Sell Abroad or Stay Home?
Are foreign markets better for selling antiques than American markets? Collecting has gone global, thanks to the Internet. As a result, antiques and collectibles divide into two groups: (1) those that have a global market and (2) those with only a national or regional market. Beatles memorabilia and Royal Doulton are two examples of collecting […]
Learn, Then Buy What Calls You
I just attended a major antiques-and-collectibles show and saw some really gorgeous stuff. I had money, wanted to buy something but had a hard time deciding where to start. There was so many things, I was overwhelmed and could not make a decision. How can a newbie know what to buy and where to start? […]
Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy
For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is devoted to gazing at a crystal ball to make predictions about the world of antiques. Trying to figure out where the antique market is headed in 2009 isn’t an easy task considering the economic downturn […]
Has the Glass Bubble Burst?
While not exactly Indiana Jones pursuing the ark of the covenant, Bill Lindsey—Worthpoint’s expert on antique and collectibles bottles—managed to unearth a rare Old Sachems Bitters and Wigwam Tonic bottle. There were no more than eight of the moss-green colored glass bottles, which stand just a tad over nine inches high and are valued as […]
Best in the West Bottles
Every year for the past 30 years, the 49er Bottle & Antique Show has been held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, Calif.-a classic Gold Rush-era town in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento. This year was no different, with the 31st annual show being held on Dec. 5 and 6. The Auburn show […]
Collecting—A Special Memory
COLLECTING – A SPECIAL MEMORY My obsession with glass began at the age of 16 with a pink Cherry Blossom Cup & Saucer that I purchased for $ .25! Over the years as I began a family & it grew, so did my collection! My husband, who I met when I was 17 jumped right […]
Depression vs. Elegant Glass
Depression Glass vs. Elegant Glass: What’s The Difference?
By Linda Carannante
One big misnomer that I often hear is the assumption that all Pink and Green Glassware is Depression Glass. This isn’t always the case, and the pieces in question may very well be Elegant Glass. So what is the difference and where did these names come from?