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  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Antique & Collectible Hand Tools often make for Estate Sale Windfalls

The big white canopy tent was erected overnight. It sat on the parking lot of a shopping mall, close to the highway. Attached was a […]

  • Jul 12 2013
  • 12 Jul 2013

The Curious Phenomenon of 19th-Century Chinese Export Silver Bosun’s Whistles

傳送我上去吧, 史考特. 十九世紀中國出口銀海軍口笛的特殊實物 What we know as the China Trade began in 1757 when, by Imperial edict, a set of stringent regulations were implemented in […]

  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

Lawn Art: The Oft-Overlooked Value in Estates

In American popular culture, the kitsch surrounding pink flamingo lawn ornaments appears universal. Mention such ornaments and visions of trailer parks in Baltimore come to […]

  • Jun 15 2013
  • 15 Jun 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Sterling Silver & Tortoiseshell Cigar Box

QUESTION: I have an English sterling silver cigarette box with a tortoiseshell lid. It measures approximately 7 inches by 4 inches by 3 inches. Since […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Arcade Cast Iron Farm Toy, Uncle Sam & Hitler Button

QUESTION: I own an cast iron, Arcade blue corn planter toy. I acquired it as part of a boxed lot at an auction. What is […]

  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

Steve Santini: A Collector of Things from the Dark Side

Steve Santini. Does the name ring a bell? From the moment I first saw him on TV, I had me a married-woman, middle-aged crush. He […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Michelle’s Antique Road Trip: A Shopping Gem on the Missouri River

I am all about quaint little towns with history, antebellum houses and terrific antique shopping. Fortunately, we have such a place about an hour drive […]

  • Apr 1 2013
  • 1 Apr 2013

Advertising & Country Store Collectibles to pace Huge Showtime Auction

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – More than 2,400 lots from three major collections of country store, pedal cars, toys and firefighting memorabilia will be offered at […]

  • Feb 19 2013
  • 19 Feb 2013

Unloved Antiques: Reproduction Victorian-Era Spyglasses

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is something that causes big problems in the antique and collectibles market: reproduction scientific instruments; the […]

  • May 10 2011
  • 10 May 2011

Dining with Antiques – Metal Lunch Pails

The first lunch pails were simply wooden or tin buckets covered with a folded cloth on top to keep out road dirt and flies. Those […]