Monthly Archives: August 2019

Measuring the Appeal of Antique Scales

Measuring the Appeal of Antique Scales

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Balance-based scales appear in the historical record around 2400-1800 BC, in what is now modern-day Pakistan. Their simplicity, however, has led scholars to believe that scales may have been used way before they ever appeared on the record. The longevity and diversity make scales one of the more accessible […]

Publisher’s Corner: September 2019

Publisher’s Corner: September 2019

Visiting the Hudson River Valley by Maxine Carter-Lome If you’ve ever visited or spent time in the Hudson River Valley of New York State, than you know something about the natural beauty and rich history of this early settlement region of our country. If not, we hope this issue inspires you to take a trip. […]

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, […]

Renewal and Return: Wynonna Earp on the Comeback Trail

Renewal and Return: Wynonna Earp on the Comeback Trail

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The Earpers, those dedicated, committed fans of SyFy’s cult hit series, Wynonna Earp, can pause and let themselves enjoy a well-earned whiskey because the series they love is coming back. The fourth season of the TV show based on the comic book series created by Beau Smith will air […]

Great Collections: August 2019

Great Collections: August 2019

Our Stock is Always Fresh: The Mooney-Barker Drugstore Collection at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History by Carolyn Reno, Collections Manager and Assistant Director In 1985, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History was allowed to go through the contents of an old drugstore in Pettigrew (Madison County) Arkansas before it was razed to make way […]

Tips and Trends: August 2019

Tips and Trends: August 2019

Antiques Cheaper Than IKEA by Pontus Silfverstolpe Not infrequently, one hears about antique dealers going bust due to a lack of interest in their standard wares. At the same time, it can be seen that the prices of much antique furniture and objects sold at auction over the past two decades have steadily declined to […]

A Notion to Collect

A Notion to Collect

by Judy Nixon Kent In the U.S., they are called notions. In the U.K., they are called haberdashery. What exactly are these oddly named things, you may ask? Generally, they are small articles or accessories that are used to complete a sewing project as a part of the project itself, such as zippers, snaps, hooks, […]

Freshly Ground

Freshly Ground

A Look at Antique Coffee Grinders by Maxine Carter-Lome There is nothing like the smell and taste of freshly ground coffee. Today, coffee consumers have the choice of buying pre-packaged ground coffee or beans by the pound to be freshly ground at home. This was not the case for most of rural America in the […]

What’s Selling on eBay: August 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: August 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $70,400 (76 bids, 9 bidders): Antique 1957 Diner, Stainless, 50’ x 16’, seats 50, excellent condition, movable. The former Crossroads Diner was built in 1957 by the Campora Dining Car Company, Kearny, New Jersey. This short-lived company was started by Jerry Campora, a former shop supervisor at Kullman Diners […]

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

The Good Ol’ Country Store by Donald-Brian Johnson Kitchenalia. It comes in many forms, and collectors often focus on just one category. Salt-and-peppers, for instance. Or whistle mugs. Perhaps pie birds, egg timers, or vintage advertising catch your fancy. There are even folks who collect original food packaging (pristine condition preferred, food long-removed). But those […]