Monthly Archives: December 2018

Transformative Technology

Transformative Technology

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy As we look at the future of collecting and puzzle over what will be popular years from now, perhaps the best place to start is to examine how the world may change and our changing attitudes towards stuff in general. We live in a disposable society and as antique-lovers […]

Great Collections: December 2018

Great Collections: December 2018

Pop! Culture From the Smithsonian Collection On Display by Judy Gonyeau (Journal of Antiques Managing Editor) The Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts is staying current to the interests of young and old alike by presenting the Smithsonian Museum’s Pop! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian as part of its status as a Smithsonian Affiliate […]

Publisher’s Corner: January 2019

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

All That Glitters is Not Gold by Maxine Carter-Lome When it comes to what we collect, those of us into antique metals – be it silver, gold, pewter, cast iron, or tin – can’t help but be distracted by the unique objects that represent a fine example of hand craftsmanship and design derived from the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michigan mining stock certificate, $5,250; Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michigan mining stock certificate, $5,250; Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A stock certificate for the American Mining Company in Michigan, issued in 1902 to R.H. Rickard for 29 shares, sold for $5,250 at a Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction held Oct. 18-22 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, Nev. Also, a flint glass Old […]

Collectibles of the Future

Collectibles of the Future

by Gary R. Sullivan As influential as our formative years are on our psychological, emotional, and physical development, so too are they influential on what we choose to surround ourselves with later in life. Collectibles dealers refer to it as the “Twenty Year Rule,” in which people are nostalgically drawn towards something which excited within […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English wooden doll, $57,500, Theriault’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English wooden doll, $57,500, Theriault’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early boxed English wooden doll in the original costume, similar to the Letitia Penn doll, made $57,500 at a Marquis Doll Auction, titled Provenance, held July 16th by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md. Also, a French bebe by Denamur with the original painted […]

Turning Antique and Collectible In the New Year 1919-2019

Turning Antique and Collectible In the New Year 1919-2019

By Maxine Carter-Lome One hundred years is the age when items officially become antiques, and sometimes more valuable as a collectible. As we ring in 2019, we look back on a few well known products, brands, and companies who turn 100 this year but have been collectible and part of our popular culture for decades. […]

Antiques Peek: December 2018

Antiques Peek: December 2018

100 Years of Mixing Things Up by Jessica Kosinski There are many things we all take for granted every day that we shouldn’t. On that list are a lot of home appliances. It was not too long ago that things we consider standard now, such as dish and clothes washers, were unheard of. One appliance […]

10 Things You Didn't Know Were Collectible

10 Things You Didn't Know Were Collectible

By Richard Davies, AbeBooks Photo albums The biggest growth area in the rare book world is vintage photo albums. Collectors and institutions want unique items, and personal photo albums fill the bill. Albums filled with wartime and travel-related pictures are particularly in demand. An album from 1909 documenting the construction of the Madeira-Mamore Railroad through […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A Playland for All mural, $21,600, Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: A Playland for All mural, $21,600, Michaan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Playland for All – a mural by Dan Fontes and Ed Cassell, with a painted wooden sign, sold for $21,600 at a Playland-Not-At-The-Beach Auction held September 15th by Michaan’s Auctions in El Cerrito, Calif. Also, an original Laughing Sal, with a Jim Smith […]