Category Archives: Antiques Peek

Antiques Peek: Birthday Bling

Early promotional card for birthstones featured at the local jeweler

by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever received or purchased jewelry that featured your birthstone? The tradition of birthstones incorporated in rings, necklaces, and other jewelry seems like one that has been around forever. That’s why most of us don’t even question it. However, like everything else, there is an origin story associated with birthstones. Let’s […]

Antiques Peek: Military Badges

Army of the Potomic Calvalry Corps

by Jessica Kosinski As modern humans, we are used to conflict; whether in the form of a small disagreement with a neighbor or a full-scale war. There is evidence that such conflicts existed well before well-documented eras. Archaeologists indicate that, in the earliest days of humanity, the population was too low for large battles to […]

Antiques Peek: In the Show Ring with Breyer

Breyer #57 with clock

by Jessica Kosinski   There are certain toys that are timeless classics. From Cabbage Patch dolls to Lincoln Logs and Legos to Play-Doh, it seems like many childhood favorites have stood the test of time across many generations. Among those timeless and treasured toys are Breyer horses. Breyer horses are model horses produced by the […]

Antiques Peek: Biker Attire

Schott NYC Perfecto 118

by Jessica Kosinski There are many collectibles designed to sit on shelves and be admired. But then there are the collectibles that also serve practical purposes. For those who collect motorcycle gear, and especially motorcycle jackets, part of the thrill is wearing the gear and showing it off to fellow riders, as well as any […]

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 […]