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 […]
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 […]