Author Archives: Collector

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn For many years, it seemed as if Philip Zolli, Jr.’s site, The Atlas Archives (atlasarchives.com), was the only place for fans of the short-lived Atlas-Seaboard line of comics to find their collecting niche researched, explained, and celebrated. For such collectors, Zolli’s efforts fanned the flames of fandom and gave […]

In Living Color

In Living Color

Vintage Seed Catalogs Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson From the mid-1800s onward, many a wintry day passed faster as mailboxes welcomed colorful seed catalogs, chock-full of the latest seasonal offerings from Gurney’s, Earl May, Burpee’s, and other gardening industry “names.” Seed companies were in the business of selling attainable dreams, and America was buying. […]

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Watering Cans Can by Jessica Kosinski Whenever the weather permits, many of us like to be out in the garden planting, weeding, and, of course, watering. Some people reach for the nearest hose to do that, but others prefer the tradition of using a watering can. This month we’re taking a peek at antique watering […]

Embellished for the Elements

Embellished for the Elements

Outdoor Furniture from Wicker to Wrought Iron By Maxine Carter-Lome Since the dawn of time, Man has strived to be one with nature, or to at least admire it from the relative distance and comfort of a patio, porch, veranda or terrace. Creating and staging outdoor spaces and gardens with furniture and objects to create […]

Publisher’s Corner: May 2017

Publisher's Corner: May 2017

Welcome to Spring, When Everything Old is New Again! by Maxine Carter-Lome Welcome to the premier issue of our new logo redesign. We could not be happier to share the graphic evolution of our look and brand. I am reminded of the Loggins & Messina song lyric, “Same old wine in a brand new bottle.” […]

Antiques Peek: April 2017

Antiques Peek: April 2017

Hit Me With Your Best Shot! by Jessica Kosinski Shot glasses (sometimes written as one word) are some of the most recognizable small glass collectibles in the United States. They aren’t quite as common in many other countries, but they certainly do exist around the world as well. Here are some interesting facts and tips […]

Superman, Spider-Man Set Records (Again)

Superman, Spider-Man Set Records (Again)

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Among the more notable prices realized for vintage comic books over the past few months were two transactions at ComicLink. First, the company brokered a CGC-certified 9.2 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, for a record price of $460,000. They followed that up by brokering […]

Tiffany Mosaics At the Corning Museum of Glass

Tiffany Mosaics At the Corning Museum of Glass

The Creation of the First Major Exhibition of Tiffany Glass Mosaics “God has given us our talents, not to copy the talents of others, but rather to use our brains and imagination in order to obtain the revelation of true beauty.”  – Louis Comfort Tiffany When viewing the results of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s drive for […]

Great Collections: April 2017

Great Collections: April 2017

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Lamps An amateur poet, Dr. Neustadt wrote a sentimental poem entitled “The Choicest Lamp” that he included as the preface to his landmark 1970 publication, The Lamps of Tiffany. The Choicest Lamp We passed a tiny basement store, Walked down a wooden ramp And soon her eager eyes did spot […]

Glistening Glory: Collectible Cased Glass

Glistening Glory: Collectible Cased Glass

Article and photos by Donald-Brian Johnson “Bend me, shape me, any way you want me …” Glass. You can bend it and you can shape it. You can also mold, slump, fuse, or crackle it. Pressed glass? Check. Blown glass? That’s on the list, too. Plus, there’s sculpted glass, engraved glass, woven glass, and, of […]