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How to Clean Antique Table Linen (5/27/08)
Antique linenI personally have a passion for antique table linen and usually can find great pieces in less august settings. Therefore, these pieces are sometimes in less than perfect condition. Double, triple and quadruple damask (categories which denote successive levels of thread quantity, the higher the better) in less than perfect condition are usually redeemable. More >>


Hat Pins, A Deadly Weapon? (5/22/08)
Hat Pins, a Deadly Weapon? More >>


Zhuang Embroidery Balls (4/24/08)
Embroidery BallsIn China’s southwest province of Guangxi, the Zhuang nationality comprises the largest ethnic minority with about 14 million people. I was fortunate to meet types of people from this ancient tribe – men and women and little babies – while touring the region. Wherever I found examples of Zhuang collectibles, the one that struck me as particularly unusual was the embroidered ball. More >>


Signature Series Elvis Presley Lambskin Jacket (4/5/08)
Blemish R Sleeve ShoulderSignature Series Elvis Presley Lambskin Jacket – Embroidered with Gold Thread showing Elvis in his Gold Lame Suit w/ Orbiting Musical Notes. Natural brown in color. More >>




A Tussie Mussie (3/21/08)
It’s called a Tussie Mussie, a Posey Holder, Nose Gay, or a Porte-Bouque. The names are different, but they are the same thing – a small, cone-shaped flower holder that holds a very small bouquet. More >>


Collectible Handbags and Purses (3/10/08)
Nowadays, you might see a man with a purse or handbag, but in yesteryear, it was the genteel women who … More >>


Vice President Cufflinks Misrepresented (2/25/08)
Seal of the Vice President of the United StatesRecently on Ebay I noticed an unusual change to the official seal of the vice president, 50 gold stars surrounding the central eagle on a white background. Everything was correct except for the 50 gold stars. More >>


Are you wearing the real George W. Bush? (1/28/08)
The You look good. Very good. Crisp, white shirt with cobalt blue studs and cobalt blue, official presidential George W. Bush cuff links to match. Black tie and tux. Wonderful overcoat and cashmere scarf. Your new shoes shined to perfection. Limousine waiting. Your date is matching perfection. Ready to attend the President’s State of the Union speech? More >>


Buckle Up, Soldier (1/16/08)
Confederate belt buckleConfederate belt buckles can be valued at thousands of dollars – a fact which has spurred an interesting pastime – digging for buckles. While record collectors refer to searching for valuable vinyl at stores or sales as “digging in the crates,” “digging for buckles” in the southern United States literally means grabbing a shovel and unearthing a specific part of, say Tennessee, for example. More >>


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