Buying and Selling at the “Mother of all Antique Flea Markets”
Three times a year, the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts is transformed from a very typical New England historic village town, into a gigantic antiques flea […]
Selling a White Elephant (or a HUGE Horse)
I was driving through our town recently on a Saturday morning, and saw a very Norman Rockwellian scene. In a residential neighborhood of side […]
Good Honest Wear Can’t Be Faked
I was walking though our local mall the other day, which is something I do about once or twice a year these days. Something drew […]
Fabulous Finds: Amazing Lithograph Poster Discovery in a Maine Outhouse!
On a dreary and cold January Saturday morning with not a lot to do for fun here in Maine, I decided to head to an […]
Is Your Sarsaparilla Bottle Worth $1 or $1,000?
The first “inexact” thing about sarsparilla is its spelling and pronunciation. I learned to spell it by pronouncing it in three distinct sections, as in […]
Shipping Antique Glass Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be
The broken glass pictured above is why some dealers have sworn off the fragile stuff. Why all the hate’n’ on antique glass? It’s fragile, heavy […]
Selling Early American Pattern Glass (When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!)
I got a call from someone looking to liquidate the contents of a small estate in Massachusetts this month. The woman on the phone described […]
World War Two Memorabilia Collecting is not a Quick Learn
I got a call recently from a potential customer for my antiques auction business. He was a youngish guy, who said he needed to downsize […]
Miniature Advertising Whiskey Jugs: Calling Card from America’s Past
If you’re a serious antique collector, you go to flea markets and yard sales, in addition to antique shows and auctions. When you’re seriously hardcore, […]
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 […]