Found 281 articles matching Feature Articles category.
  • Apr 19 2010
  • 19 Apr 2010

The Press Back – The Art of Chair Decoration without Carving

The carving of 17th-century “Sunflower” chests explains a lot about the ins and outs of New England Colonial carving of the time. They highlight the […]

  • Apr 19 2010
  • 19 Apr 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Currier & Ives Print

John S. had what he believed to be an antiqueCurrier & Ives print, but didn’t know much more than what was printed at the bottom […]

  • Apr 13 2010
  • 13 Apr 2010

Furniture Labels: Telling the Makers, Retailers and Associations Apart

Furniture making in America in the 19th century ranged from the small shop, like that of Duncan Phyfe in downtown New York at the turn […]

  • Apr 13 2010
  • 13 Apr 2010

Motion Pictures That Chronicle Circus Life Mix Collectible Categories

Circus life is a natural for motion pictures. Old movies give us rare glimpses of long-gone, circus performers and their lifestyle. We can see first-hand […]

  • Apr 5 2010
  • 5 Apr 2010

What Makes It a ‘Civil War Watch’ vs. a ‘Civil War Relic?’

It may seem you’d need to be very gullible to believe what many sellers put in their descriptions, namely that every other key-wound pocket watch […]

  • Mar 29 2010
  • 29 Mar 2010

Salvador Dali Sterling Silver ‘Easter Christ’ Plate

A reader from Oshkosh, Wis. Writes: “After my parents died, I inherited a 1972 Lincoln Mint, Salvador Dali, sterling silver, Easter plate entitled “Easter Christ.” […]

  • Mar 25 2010
  • 25 Mar 2010

Where’s Will? – Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta

ATLANTA – I wandered off to the Scott Antiques Markets in Atlanta (Scott is a show that that runs monthly shows in Atlanta and Columbus, […]

  • Mar 23 2010
  • 23 Mar 2010

One Man’s 25-Year Journey Collecting Japanese Ceramics

Are you a collector or are you in an accumulating phase? I interviewed John Wocher, a hospital executive in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, who has put […]

  • Mar 17 2010
  • 17 Mar 2010

U.S.M.T. Corps and the Civil War Telegraph Service Watch

The U.S. Military Telegraph Corps was formed in 1861 following the outbreak of the American Civil War. David Strouse, Samuel M. Brown, Richard O’Brian and […]

  • Mar 9 2010
  • 9 Mar 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Fabulous Fakes No. 2

Anytime an antique item becomes very collectible, it tends to rise in value to the point it becomes difficult to find at a price most […]