Category Archives: Antiques Peek

Antiques Peek: July 2018

Antiques Peek: July 2018

A Tonic a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Jessica Kosinski Pharmaceutical bottles, also known as apothecary bottles, have been popular collectibles since their earliest uses. They come in a wide variety of colors and shapes, making them pleasing to the eye and perfect for display. They also have practical uses, which can be appealing […]

Antiques Peek: June 2018

Antiques Peek: June 2018

The Evolution of Action Figures by Jessica Kosinski Action figures are everywhere today. They are popular toys for kids. Although, many adults enjoy them even more, often collecting action figures representing super heroes or movie characters. In fact, comic book and science fiction conventions are teeming with action figures that are now marketed to people […]

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Theater Souvenirs by Jessica Kosinski Broadway shows have become a major part of the culture of both New York and the United States as a whole. Theatre productions are also popular in many other parts of the country, especially large cities like Boston and San Francisco. In fact, plays, operas and pantomime performances have a […]

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Come and Knock on Our Door by Jessica Kosinski Today we take ringing the doorbell for granted when we visit most homes. Modern technology has even developed to the point where video technology allows us to see who is ringing. However, up until fairly recently most homes had door knockers that had to be manually […]

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Wish You Were Here by Jessica Kosinski Today we all take the sending and receiving of postcards, or post cards, for granted. Postcards are commonly sent by vacationers to their friends and family members detailing their travels. However, postcards did not always exist. In fact, their life span to this point has been relatively short […]

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Stylin’ Collectibles By Jessica Kosinski Technology is always advancing, which is why many antique technologies are now obsolete. One industry which has led to the invention of many eventually obsolete devices is the hair care industry. The hair dryers and other devices of the early days of hair care, such as curling devices, now look […]

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Do You See What I See? By Jessica Kosinski Anyone who enjoys collecting antiques or collectibles knows that inspecting objects carefully to determine their age and condition is essential. Loupes are often used to accomplish those tasks. Loupes are personal devices used for magnification. Although many experts place magnifying glasses with handles in a separate […]

Antiques Peek: November 2017

Antiques Peek: November 2017

by Jessica Kosinski Birthstones Shining Bright This month we are taking a peek at birthstones. Birthstones today are commonly worn as physical adornments. Necklaces, rings, and many other types of jewelry can be set with birthstones, all of which have significance to those who wear them. The exact type of significance may be sentimental in […]

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Strike Up a Collection by Jessica Kosinski In the world of collectibles, some people think that bigger is better. However, some of the best collectibles come in the tiniest packages. In fact, some of them are actually tiny packages. This month it is time to examine one such package, the matchbook cover, also known as […]

Antiques Peek: September 2017

Antiques Peek: September 2017

By Jessica Kosinski Pat-A-Pat We all have traditional foods that we like to eat. Often, favorite foods vary by era and culture. However, one food that has stood the test of time is butter. Butter is so popular, in fact, that specific practices have been established and altered over the years for producing it, cutting […]