Author Archives: Collector

Blenko – Uniquely American Modernist Glass

Blenko: Uniquely American Modernist Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2004 Text and Photographs by Damon Crain Exotic, dramatic, and yet largely undiscovered, vintage Blenko glass is without peer. With so much to recommend it — stuning and vibrant colors, unprecedented scale, extravagant modern designs, and internationally renowned designers — the only […]

The Importance of Professional Buying

The Importance of Professional Buying – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2004 By Ed Welch Contrary to what some may think, dealers make all their money buying. Selling costs additional money and reduces profits. Developing a buying strategy is imperative if the goal of your antique business is […]

Guess What? March 2004

Guess What Article for March 2004 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Continuity is a wonderful thing if you are able to achieve it — and with this month’s GUESS WHAT we believe we’ve done it. It’s based on last month’s puzzler, and that’s all the clue our meager […]

The Mercer Museums: Fonthill, Moravian Pottery, and More

The Mercer Museums: Fonthill, Moravian Pottery, and More – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2004 Henry Chapman Mercer Henry Chapman Mercer is a legend in Bucks County Pennsylvania. An historian, archaeologist, collector, and ceramist, Mercer left a collection of pre-Industrial antiques and collectibles ? as well as a lifestyle and an art form […]

Hearth to Hearth: Ice

Hearth to Hearth: Ice – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2004 By Alice Ross In the days when seasons rolled around and one’s life and livelihood changed accordingly, going against Mother Nature was an exciting and privileged thing to do. In the summer heat, a cool drink, ice clinking away, was a welcome treat for […]

The Fragile Beauty of Harvard’s Glass Flowers

The Fragile Beauty of Harvard’s Glass Flowers – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2004 Text Excerpted from [amazon_link id=”0963440500″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Glass Flowers at Harvard[/amazon_link], by Richard Evans Schultes and William A. Davis. Photographs by Hillel Burger. Text and photographs used with kind permission of the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Copyright […]

Old Fashioned Selling Techniques

Old-Fashioned Selling Techniques – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2004 By Ed Welch When I became an antiques dealer in the early 1960s, antiques trade papers, magazines, price guides, group shops, and antiques shows did not exist or were in their infancy. The flea market sector of the […]

Guess What? January 2004

Guess What Article for January 2004 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” This month’s GUESS WHAT personifies what we’ve preached for years – that form and function are not necessarily enemies and can go hand-in-hand, with neither detracting but rather enhancing each other’s prime qualities. Comprising a series of […]