Author Archives: Collector

"At eBay Prices"

“At eBay Prices” – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – By Ed Welch The term “at eBay prices” has become synonymous with the term “discount retailing.” Discount retailing works well for large retail sellers, like Wal-Mart, because they can order a huge supply of popular items at a lower price […]

Are Search Engines too Expensive for Small Businesses?

Are Search Engines Too Expensive for Small Businesses? – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – By Ed Welch Five years ago, search engine services were free to businesses large and small. I, for one, could never figure out how a search engine company could stay in business while giving away […]

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2003 Tea caddies or tea chests – the decorative boxes that contain canisters – epitomize a whole era of English society. It was the era of decorum, when social repartee attained a delicious peak of theatrical interaction. Tea was served ceremoniously, […]

Guess What? October 2003

Guess What Article for October 2003 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” When we talk about cutting edge design, we’re particularly referencing this month’s GUESS WHAT with its sleek lines and Slimfast diet profile. Mike Goodman, the “King of Stuff,” has done it again – coming up with this […]

Hearth to Hearth: Election Cake

Hearth to Hearth: Election Cake – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2003 By Alice Ross The day we go to the polls is possibly the most definitive of America’s special days. From the very first Election Day, just after the War of Independence, we proclaimed our devotion to something that had not appeared in major […]

Hearth to Hearth: Food at the Tavern

Hearth to Hearth: Food at the Tavern – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2003 By Alice Ross Before the current age of entertainment, taverns in the 18th and early 19th centuries were the important social centers of most communities. They provided the men of most communities a place to gather for drinking, celebrations, catching up […]

The National Museum of American Illustration: A New Treasure in Newport, Rhode Island

The National Museum of American Illustration: A New Treasure in Newport, Rhode Island – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2003 A New Treasure in Newport, Rhode Island Long shunned by art museums for their mass-produced works, illustrators have earned a home of their own in one of Newport’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The National […]

Make Money Advertising Your Antiques Business

Make Money Advertising Your Antiques Business – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – By Ed Welch Antiques dealers need two types of advertising, “wanted to buy” and “wanted to sell.” “Wanted to buy” ads and “wanted to sell” ads are fundamentally different from one another: They are worded differently and […]

Guess What? August 2003

Guess What Article for August 2003 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” If it looks precision made (of bronze), is subtle in accomplishment, powerful within the scope of its compact stature, intriguing to look at and features limited spring action – let’s not over-state the obvious; we’re referring to […]