Tag Archives: History

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Strike Up a Collection by Jessica Kosinski In the world of collectibles, some people think that bigger is better. However, some of the best collectibles come in the tiniest packages. In fact, some of them are actually tiny packages. This

The Early History of Cigarettes in America

The Early History of Cigarettes in America

By Richard Elliot When Christopher Columbus reached the West Indies in 1492, the natives greeted him with fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance.” The Spanish sailors in Columbus’ crew appreciated the fruit but

History and Care: The Importance of Provenance and Condition in Today’s Quilt Market

History and Care: The Importance of Provenance and Condition in Today's Quilt Market

By Brenda Hornsby Heindl On the night my grandmother passed away, I learned that she had been trying to finish a quilt for me which she started when I was born. I will never sell it, and it always brings

Baseball World Series

Baseball World Series

History and Collectibles By Marshall Fogel and James Dahlen Photos by James Dahlen At the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year World Series

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

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) founder and CEO Steve Geppi conducted a personal of the museum for members, lenders and other special guests to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary. The tour through the pop culture

On the Road to … Vermont

On the Road to ... Vermont

Antiquing is a great way to get out and experience the history and culture of Vermont. The Green Mountains are blessed with fascinating antique shops throughout the state and some significant multi-dealer cooperatives. Depending upon which area you visit, choose

A New Nation

A New Nation

Tools and American Life in the Pilgrim Era By Erica Lome Almost four hundred years ago, Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. This story is often told in classrooms, museums, and tours — and for good reason. Much of the American

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

By Alex Askaroff Alex Askaroff is the enthusiastic founder of sewalot.com, a wildly popular website for all things sewing-machine related and officially named the number one antique sewing machine website. With millions of visitors, his enterprise is noted for its

Thirty-five Years of White House Christmas History

Thirty-five Years of White House Christmas History

By The White House Historical Association In 1981, the White House Historical Association created the first Official White House Christmas Ornament, establishing a tradition that honors the presidents of the United States and reflects on the history and events that