Author Archives: Collector

Guess What? May 2003

Guess What Article for May 2003 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Another year, another Brimfield, another intriguingly rare GUESS WHAT to ponder and challenge your powers of perceptive deduction… with an added bonus, a two-fer. What we have performs two different functions –– having gumption to exercise its […]

Designs from the Golden Age of Hawaiian Shirts

Designs from the Golden Age of Hawaiian Shirts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2003 by Gary L. Moss Lasting a mere two decades and beginning more than a half century ago, the “golden age” of Hawaiian shirts has left an enduring fashion legacy. Once you have worn a World War II-era […]

The Business of Buying in the UK, Part One

The Business of Buying in the UK: Part 1 – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2003 by Ed Welch Buying in the United Kingdom is not complicated or expensive once you have solved the problems of shipping, lodging, transportation, and discovering the best places to buy. Lodgings Hotel […]

Hearth to Hearth: Rastus & Friends

Hearth to Hearth: Rastus & Friends – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2003 by Alice Ross In the course of American advertising, a number of food companies have created fictional people to represent them and to symbolize their product. Today their names ring a bell, although we are not always sure who they were and […]

Are All Your Eggs in the eBay Basket?

Are all your Eggs in the eBay Basket? – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2003 by Ed Welch Two years ago prices at Internet auction exceeded prices obtainable at shows and in the local marketplace. This is not as true today. Prices realized at Internet auctions are in […]

Guess What? March 2003

Guess What Article for March 2003 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” It wavers, it trembles, it quivers, it vibrates. It also reacts to outside stimuli. We hope the same goes for you as this month’s GUESS WHAT presents its usual challenge. Consisting of two bell-shaped metal cymbals, the […]

Hearth to Hearth: Boarding Houses

Hearth to Hearth: Boarding Houses – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2003 The American boarding house is a relic of the first stages in the growth of large cities. Young men coming off the farm and looking for city jobs needed some kind of sheltering environment, and the boarding house family offered that. For […]