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Antiques Peek: March 2020

1878 Edison Phonograph Patent Image

Buying Patented By Jessica Kosinski What Patents Tell You Patents or applications for patents only tell you roughly when a company or individual thought an idea was good enough to be worth legally protecting. The patent does not guarantee that the company or person granted the patent actually began production at that time. Many prototypes […]

Antiques Peek: December 2019

Antiques Peek: December 2019

by Jessica Kosinski The Holiday Season is full of many traditions. Some are familial, some are cultural, and some are based on specific religious beliefs. Many of us have specific holiday traditions, but we do not necessarily understand the origins of those traditions. For example, you may have frequently enjoyed popping open an Advent calendar […]

Antiques Peek: November 2019

Antiques Peek: November 2019

Small, Beautiful, and Masterful by Jessica Kosinski They say good things come in small packages. Netsuke are tiny figures that prove that point. The little, ornate objects are highly collectible. They are so popular that originals and reproductions can be found in multiple countries in shops, as well as museums. But what are they exactly? […]

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Furniture from the Valley by Jessica Kosinski The Hudson Valley is also commonly called the Hudson River Valley because it surrounds the Hudson River. It is an area with a very rich history and historical significance. The history of European exploration in the Hudson River Valley dates back to an expedition by John Cabot in […]

Antiques Peek: August 2019

Antiques Peek: August 2019

Penny Candy by Jessica Kosinski This issue is devoted to the general store. When I think of a general store, several images come to mind right away. Near the top of the list are the jars of candy. Back in the days when kids safely roamed the streets alone and simple pleasures had more value, […]

Antiques Peek: July 2019

Antiques Peek: July 2019

Game On! by Jessica Kosinski This issue is devoted to the “man cave.” Everyone’s idea of the perfect man cave is a little bit different. Others might want the largest television available for watching their favorite sports, but when it comes to adding a television to your man cave, you may have another ulterior motive. […]

Antiques Peek: June 2019

Antiques Peek: June 2019

Block by Block by Jessica Kosinski Childhood is a time when fun and games are at the top of the priority list. As adults, we may not have as much time to play as we would like, but it is still fun to reminisce about, or even collect, some of our favorite toys. One of […]

Antiques Peek: May 2019

Antiques Peek: May 2019

It’s In The Bag by Jessica Kosinski Today, we take going to the doctor’s office for granted. It is a thing most of us must do whenever we need a checkup or any kind of medical procedure. However, that was not always the case. In fact, there are some rural areas where doctors still come […]