Found 8 articles matching Retail category.
  • Dec 6 2013
  • 6 Dec 2013

Auction Report: Pepsin Gum Dispenser Takes Top Lot at Antique Sale

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A rare antique Pepsin Gum embossed-tin dispenser, coin-operated to accept one cent for gum and to tell a fortune, sold for […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

America’s Early Antique Stores: When did the Industry begin in Earnest in the U.S.?

Having lunch with friends from the U.K., we discussed our afternoon spent browsing through antique stores. “Why aren’t there more antiques in your antique stores?” […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Cigar Store Indians: The Original Tobacco Advertising Pitchmen

In the 1600s, ships traversed the Atlantic Ocean as businessmen in England looked to expand commerce and consumption of tobacco from America to Europe. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sep 26 2011
  • 26 Sep 2011

125 Years of Coke: An Interview with Coca-Cola Collectors Club’s President

This year, Coca-Cola marks the 125th anniversary of the creation of the famous beverage, first introduced as a fountain drink in Atlanta, Ga., in 1886. […]

  • Aug 12 2009
  • 12 Aug 2009

Tossing Numbers Around – the Business of ‘Feel Good’ Appraisals

Since there are no fixed prices for antiques and collectibles, it has become increasingly commonplace to toss around any number that comes to mind. When […]

  • Dec 22 2008
  • 22 Dec 2008

Five Resolutions That Can Improve Business

I think we all make New Year’s resolutions in some manner. Some being to join a gym (note that’s join, not go), lose weight, find […]

  • Dec 22 2008
  • 22 Dec 2008

If Business Is Slow, Get Moving

A friend has an antiques shop that does not attract a lot of foot traffic. As a result of the current economic crisis, business has […]