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Guess What? May 2005

Guess What Article for May 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Terpsichore, tripping the light fantastic, ballet, Baryshnikov or Balanchine – it all translates into dance. And if we throw in “gandy dancer,” we complete the parlay – while being overly generous (by our standards) in the “Obtuse […]

Destination or Pass-by Business

Destination or Pass-by Business – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ed Welch All selling locations such as shows, group shops, auctions, flea markets, and individually owned shops fall into one of just two categories. A selling location can be either a destination site or a pass-by […]

Guess What? April 2005

Guess What Article for April 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” They’re different – handmade of wood, mostly brass, but with the same functional applications. We’ve come upon like discoveries in the past; like two investors or scientists simultaneously arriving at similar solutions, though continents apart. Here we […]

Mount Washington Glass

Mount Washington Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2005 by William C. Marcoux Jr The Mount Washington Glass Works began operating in 1837 in the Mount Washington area of South Boston, Massachusetts and continued operating there until the factory was closed in 1870. During these years, the firm produced mostly utilitarian glasswares […]

Guess What? March 2005

Guess What Article for March 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Petrified pretzels, with snack handles? Not quite. The old mechanic’s apprentice sky hook spoof come to life? Possibly … but this chain link fence wannabee seems to take on a life of its own by showing up […]

Virtual Aviary – Audubon Watercolors come to Life at New-York Historical Society

Virtual Aviary: Audubon Watercolors come to Life at New-York Historical Society – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2005 For the first time ever the sounds of birds will accompany an exhibit of original Audubon watercolors when the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) creates a “virtual aviary” with its exhibition, Audubon’s Aviary, open thru March […]

Guess What? February 2005

Guess What Article for February 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” When longtime Kooksters* and fellow Badgers Chuck and Bonnie come across something odd and unusual, their research instincts kick into high gear and they won’t stop until every last bit of archaeological history has been squeezed from […]

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata Collection Awarded to Morris Museum

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata Collection Awarded to Morris Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2005 The Morris Museum, located in Morristown, NJ, recently announced it was awarded The Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of historic mechanical musical instruments and automata. The collection represents one of the most significant of its kind in […]