The Great Annual Dealer Migration to the South!
Some antique dealers dig in, while other fly south with the geese… Here in New England, as summer nights call for a sweater […]
Sound the Alarm! Vintage Glass Fire Grenades and Firehouse Memorabilia
A category of collectibles that has stayed red hot for decades! Firehouse collectibles are truly a special category that shows no signs of losing steam […]
Collecting Vintage Tools of the Ice Harvesting Industry
And you thought you had a tough job… About a month ago, before our Maine woods turned into the ice flows of Antarctica, I was […]
Victorian Christmas Bulb? Nope, Even Better – Antique Shooting Target Ball
Antique glass target balls are colored glass globes, about 3″ in diameter, used in the 19th Century in the US and Europe as part of […]
Beautiful Glass Found in the Margins of the Antiques World: Hyacinth Vases, Spill Holders, and Glass Valentines
When you think of antique collectibles made of glass, you normally think of the major categories – china, vases, dinnerware, bottles, figurines and others. But […]
Collusion, Shill Bidding, and Side Deals!
One of the first things you learn when you become an auctioneer, is that nothing is more important than having an honest reputation. One little […]
My Recent Find–A Cow Tether!
When I was asked about a recent “buy” of an antique or collectable that made me smile, I was at a bit of a loss. […]
A Big Box of Old Books – Is There Something in There?
For years, I would go to a flea market or yard sale, and find a box of old books sitting under a table, and I’d […]
What Creates Value in a Milk Bottle? Interest and Rarity
I was out slithering at the bottom of a river in my scuba gear last month, where I hoped to find old bottles and relics, […]
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 […]