Tag Archives: Collections

Great Collections: May 2017

Great Collections: May 2017

A Tool for Every Purpose – The Gardening Tool Collection of Mark Morrison By Judy Gonyeau Seeds of His Collection Like so many collectors, Mark Morrison’s eye for antiques began at an early age while growing up in Wisconsin. “Ever

Great Collections: March 2017

Great Collections: March 2017

Stringing Together the History of Tennis Dr. David Flakoll is a man with a vision and a passion for tennis, which extends to preserving the history of the game through the racquets that tell its story. Flakoll took up tennis

The Beatles on the Vee-Jay Label

The Beatles on the Vee-Jay Label

Collecting with Jeff Jeff Figler February 9th, 1964 is a red-letter date. Think back quickly and try to remember. The date may come to some of you. If it doesn’t, you surely will recall the event. A huge hint… it

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Marbles: Not Just Child’s Play Like many of us, Alphy loved playing with marbles as a child; however, it wasn’t until he was an adult and purchased his first marble at a flea market that he took his enjoyment of

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards By Gary Leveille Long before cell phones, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesting images to friends and family. Today these vintage “snail-mail snapshots”

Funny How Life Works

Funny how life works

Funny How Life Works by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Before my husband and I had children, we spent our weekends attending flea markets and antique shows.  We indulged his interest in vintage guitars, mine in American history books, purchased furniture for

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget By Amanda Sheriff Associate Editor, Gemstone Publishing Since the dawn of human beings, we have been collectors. Early in our timeline we collected food, water, wood, and materials for building. As time has progressed

Collecting Petroliana

Collecting Petroliana

Collecting Petroliana By Dan Matthews It pays to advertise, so the old saying goes, but the real profits nowadays are in the signs that deliver the advertiser’s message, especially when it comes to petroliana. Ever since collecting gas and oil-related

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013 By John Sexton Q: Dear Sir, I have this drum—that I’m told is a Civil War Drum—hanging around for several years. Could you confirm that and maybe a little history?  –M. Kantz, US

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection

The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Selling Your Collection The Business of Doing Business By Ed Welch You do not own your collection. You paid for it with your money. You cared for it for years. You may