Author Archives: Collector

Hearth to Hearth: Good Luck and a Happy New Year (in Food)

Hearth to Hearth: Good Luck and a Happy New Year (in Food) – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2004 By Alice Ross Luck hinges on what you believe, what you want, what is uncertain. From time immemorial, and regardless of which culture’s calendar was used, New Year’s Day has always been the time […]

Shaker Baskets: Tips on Collecting

Shaker Baskets: Tips on Collecting – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2004 Text and photos By Martha Wetherbee This year saw record prices being paid for American wood splint baskets, especially noteworthy were auctions involving Shaker antiques that occurred this past summer. A Shaker basket took center stage, selling for over $63,000. In […]

The Business of Selling in Group Shops

The Business of Selling in Group Shops – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – By Ed Welch The group shop is a popular method of selling antiques. As with all other methods of selling antiques, the group shop has its advantages and its disadvantages. By understanding the strong and weak […]

Hearth to Hearth: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Hearth to Hearth: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2003 By Alice Ross Mother Goose knew just how precious spices were. Not only were little girls made of “sugar and spice and everything nice,” but “a silver nutmeg and a golden pear” connoted something rare and costly. Whatever the […]

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg

Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2003 Yes, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg will hold its annual holiday exhibition at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum along with many other events to help celebrate the holiday season. Aglow with festive lights and draped in pine garland, the historic Williamsburg Inn […]

Hearth to Hearth: The American Turkey and Thanksgiving

Hearth to Hearth: The American Turkey and Thanksgiving – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2003 by Alice Ross If there is one food that sets Thanksgiving apart from all other holiday feasts, it must be the turkey. The bird closely tied to the New World and to many tiers of American history, and our culture […]

Dugan Art Glass: 1906-1907

Dugan Art Glass: 1906-1907 – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2003 By: Alfredo Villanueva-Collado, Ph.D , Photos by Abersio Núñez As an avid collector of Czechoslovakian iridescent glass, I buy whatever books appear on the subject. In two of these books, I recently found pieces that did not seem Czech to my eyes. […]