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  • Mar 1 2018
  • 1 Mar 2018

The Evolution of Old Glory–How Much Do You Know?

Tom Carrier, our resident vexillologist, has worked tirelessly on the history behind the creation of each version of the American flag as our country grew […]

  • Feb 8 2018
  • 8 Feb 2018

10 Tips for Evaluating Vintage Quilts

There is an old saying that asserts: “A quilt is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere.” We know that’s true, don’t we? I suspect […]

  • Sep 5 2017
  • 5 Sep 2017

Killer Antiques

  She was dressed to kill. Literally. In his book  The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play, author James C. […]

  • Feb 1 2017
  • 1 Feb 2017

How to Repair Vintage Fur Yourself

Vintage fur can be fragile. Air, light, heat, insects and accidents all contribute to causing damage to your precious garment. Generally, most people will take […]

  • Oct 16 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]

  • Feb 24 2016
  • 24 Feb 2016

The Collector’s Minute: Playboy Bunny Costumes

Playboy magazine and the Playboy Bunny were among the most memorable icons of the 1960s, at least to most males over the age of 12 […]

  • Jan 14 2016
  • 14 Jan 2016

Marghab Linens—The Finest Embroidery Ever Made

Imagine a tablecloth of the finest Irish linen, embroidered with the best French embroidery floss in a design of exquisite colors and flowing lines. Not […]

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 19 Oct 2015

Haunting Photographic Images of Early Halloween Costumes are Desired Collectibles

Halloween’s roots arguably date back thousands of years to Celtic harvest traditions. But the celebration in the form we know it today has a much […]

  • Jul 31 2015
  • 31 Jul 2015

The Last Battle of the Civil War Was not in Texas; The Confederate Flag as a Collectible

It was a month after Confederate Lieutenant General Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia that the […]

  • Jul 1 2015
  • 1 Jul 2015

Taking the Vex out of Vexillology: Correcting Five Myths about the U.S. National Flag

Countries around the world have routinely changed their flag colors or designs to correspond to political upheaval, independence or because, well, they just can. No […]