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Guess What? April 2002

Guess What Article for April 2002 The Journal of Aantiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” When one talks about “leverage,” do they refer to using a pry bar to adjust an automobile’s fan belt pulley or the financial strategies of a Wall Street power play or a Sumo wrestler’s hulk and bulk […]

Hearth to Hearth: Passover Foods

Hearth to Hearth: Passover Foods – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2002 Passover is for many Jews the best holiday of the year. After more than 5,000 years of recorded history, its celebrations of freedom and the new planting season are as inspiring as one could wish. The ritual seder meals are home based, usually […]

Antiques for Retirement

Antiques for Retirement, The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2002 Antiques can make an excellent retirement business if the business plan is structured in accordance with retirement needs. No two-retirement businesses will be the same because everyone arrives at retirement from a unique lifestyle. Common […]

Guess What? March 2002

Guess What Article for March 2002 The Journal of A&C By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” If it has spring action – it qualifies as a “Guess What” – and guess what, meet a qualifier. The action is subtle and self-induced, with the brass stop or flange moving horizontally when pushed against – and then […]

Hearth to Hearth: Braziers and Chafing Dishes

Hearth to Hearth: Braziers and Chafing Dishes – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2002 Chafing dishes are synonymous with luxury. The extravagant banquets of ancient Greece and Rome depended on them for drama at the table; the ruins of Pompeii show the evidence of their status. Some of their aura rose from their association […]

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2002 There is mighty speculation as to the origin and practices of early firefighting and firefighters in America. Though colonial records are few, some do exist and those pieced together provide us with a possible picture. In 1608, fire reduced the […]

Hearth to Hearth: Cottolene and the Mysterious Disappearance of Lard

Hearth to Hearth: Cottolene (Lard) – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2002 The disappearance of lard from our diets has been a major puzzle for me. For centuries of food history, lard has been considered as unexcelled for deep frying and pie crusts. But ask anyone today about lard and the response you can expect […]

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2002 Augustus the Strong, king of Poland (1670-1733) had long been a collector of Japanese and Chinese porcelain, and it was to house his collection that the Japanese Palace in Dresden was purchased. Augustus enlarged the […]