Author Archives: Collector

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

America’s Catalog (1888-2010) By Ian Moody The Sears catalog – once a four-pound, 1,400 page colossus featuring a staggering 100,000 items – has been tossed into the dustbin of history, […]

Antiques Peek: March 2019

Antiques Peek: March 2019

Get Rid of Those Nasty Wrinkles By Jessica Kosinski Have you ever had a pressing issue to attend to? Most of us have. It’s called ironing. It is a household […]

The Shopper’s Friend: S&H Green Stamps

The Shopper’s Friend: S&H Green Stamps

By Judy Gonyeau It is hard to shop anywhere that does not have some form of a rewards program in place. Even in the earliest times, shopkeepers looked for ways […]

Selling from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Selling from the Comfort of Your Own Home

by Jessica Kosinski Today, we are all familiar with home parties such as The Pampered Chef, Touchstone Crystal, Jafra, PartyLite, and more. But who can forget those great vintage home […]

Great Collections: March 2019

Great Collections: March 2019

For the Love of Cooking Sue Jimenez, a retired forensic anthropologist who grew up in Toronto but has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home for the last 25 years, holds the […]

Clean as a Whistle

Clean as a Whistle

The World of Washday Collectibles by Donald-Brian Johnson Some folks collect teacups. Or thimbles. Maybe even swizzle sticks. Tiny treasures that are compact, easy to display, and even easier to […]

Tips and Trends: March 2019

Tips and Trends: March 2019

The Price of Art and its Journey By Pontus Silfverstolpe When I was a child, I was told it was ugly to speak about money. Especially, as I understood much […]

As the World Turns On Its Wooden Axis

As the World Turns On Its Wooden Axis

Exploring Antique Technologies By Kary Pardy You close your eyes, give the globe a hard spin, and jab your finger at it. Wherever your finger lands is your future homeland, […]

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books […]