Author Archives: Collector

Symphony of Color: Collectible Contemporary Marbles

Symphony of Color: Collectible Contemporary Marbles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2001 by Mark Block How often have we heard marbles referred to simply as “child’s playthings?” For those most intimately involved in the hobby of marble collecting most likely more times than we would care to recall. However, I can […]

Hearth to Hearth: There's History In Your Frying Pan

Hearth to Hearth: There’s History In Your Frying Pan – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2001 There is a certain amount of confusion regarding the name for that three-legged, long-handled frying pan we call a “spider.” Collectors of kitchenware tell us that its shape evokes the arachnid-high stilty legs holding up a round black body. […]