Large Iroquois Pincushion
Large Iroquois Pincushion
By Dolores Elliott
One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910.
Vintage Clothing: To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question!
Vintage Clothing: To Buy or Not to Buy! That is the Question!
By Sharon Maxwell-Yamamoto
A guide on how to choose vintage clothing, how to wear it, what to avoid and WHY to collect it.
First of all, what is vintage clothing? Some people differ on the definition, but generally, if you look it up, you will find this:
Properly Framing your documents, prints and maps
Properly Framing Your Documents, Prints and Maps
By Rick Badwey
Flags: collectibles that are keys to art and politics
When seven-year-old Tom Carrier watched the 1963 televised funeral of the assassinated President John Fitzgerald Kennedy what caught young Carrier’s eye was not the black-draped caisson or the rider-less horse, boots inserted backwards in the stirrups, or the color guard – it was the solider marching behind the coffin with the Presidential flag.
Queen’s stockings roll up big sale
The art, antiques and collectibles news mention Queen Victoria’s unmentionables, a charred Hendrix guitar and a sad auction of slain football star’s belongings.
Selling My Vintage Vans Shoe Collection
A few months ago, I decided to redirect some of my collecting energy towards new frontiers. In doing so, I made the decision to liquidate my collection of vintage Vans shoes. Skateboarding was a big part of my adolescence, and I always loved placing my order for a customized pair of Vans, made to my exact color specifications.
Desecrate the American Flag? Free Speech or Offensive?
“The Congress and the states shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States”
For the amendment:
In his dissenting opinion in Texas v. Johnson, the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote,
hankerchief from war
if anyone knows anything regarding silk hankerchief titled “STARS AND STRIPES PACIFIC” please e-mail me @ email@example.com
How to Clean Antique Table Linen
I 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.
Hat Pins, A Deadly Weapon?
Hat Pins, a Deadly Weapon?