Author Archives: Collector

What’s Selling on eBay: November 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: November 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $123.50 (18 bids, 7 bidders): 2 Original Life Cast, Signed Linda Blair, Plaster Heads, Exorcist Movie Makeup. If you search the internet, you can […]

Hagen-Renaker: A Miniature that was Meant to Be

Hagen-Renaker - A Miniature that was Meant to Be

by Judy Gonyeau So many of us have seen these tiny treasures mounted to a piece of strong paper and displayed on the counters of drug stores, small shops, and […]

Salesman Samples

Salesman Samples

Artfully Small Examples of the Real Thing by Maxine Carter-Lome Salesman samples are scaled-down versions of real commercial products used to demonstrate their features and functionality to retailers or potential […]

Antiques Peek: November 2019

Antiques Peek: November 2019

Small, Beautiful, and Masterful by Jessica Kosinski They say good things come in small packages. Netsuke are tiny figures that prove that point. The little, ornate objects are highly collectible. […]

The Artist’s Eye

The Artist’s Eye

by Elle Shushan Adapted from an essay in The Look of Love; Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection, published by the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2012 From September 21, 2013, […]

Gems of the Miniature Glass World

Gems of the Miniature Glass World

Article and photos by Peter Wade In the antiques trade, the term “smalls” is a descriptive term used to refer to the many small items found amongst the thousands of […]

From Rags to Riches, not Ruin: Papermaking, Preservation, and Conservation

From Rags to Riches, not Ruin: Papermaking, Preservation, and Conservation

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy It’s no accident that when we think of ephemera, we think of printed materials. Paper, though powerful as a vessel for art and the […]

Publisher’s Corner: November 2019

Publisher’s Corner: November 2019

Living in a Miniature World by Maxine Carter-Lome Recently I read Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.’s book Empty Mansions (Ballantine Books, 2013), the amazing story of William A. […]

Star Wars: Movie Poster Collecting Strikes Back

Star Wars: Movie Poster Collecting Strikes Back

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn With Star Wars: Episode IX –The Rise of Skywalker due in theaters December 20, 2019, it seems like as good a time as any […]

19th Century Printers and Their Trade Cards

19th Century Printers and Their Trade Cards

by Richard Sheaff In the days before the profession of “graphic design” came into existence, commercially printed work nonetheless sometimes displayed a surprising degree of sophistication. That sophistication came from […]