Category Archives: Antiques Peek

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of them as children’s toys, older folk art dolls have a lot of historical value and […]

Antiques Peek: September 2016

Antiques Peek: September 2016

Like Buttah’ Churns by Jessica Kosinski When it comes to tools of the trade in the kitchen, few are more iconic than the butter churn. Today butter churns are mostly decorative. They are still used on some farms, and especially by the Amish, but the majority of Americans are used to buying their butter at […]

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Animals in Advertising by Jessica Kosinski Advertising is a huge industry, and it’s not a new one. Ads go back for as long as people have been trying to sell products. Some of them have involved catchy slogans, songs, or logos. But many of the most successful and long-lasting advertising campaigns have involved animals. Some […]

Antiques Peek: July 2016

Antiques Peek: July 2016

by Jessica Kosinski Tin Toy Cars Since this issue is all about toys from the attic, let’s take a peek at two of the most well-known names in toys, Hot Wheels and Matchbox. Most of us had these cars as kids. Those who still have them in the attic might be sitting on quite a […]

Antiques Peek: June 2016

Antiques Peek: June 2016

by Jessica Kosinski Hot-Pads, Potholders and Trivets When it comes to kitchen collectibles, some of the most fun to collect are potholders (pot holders), hot pads, and trivets. In this issue, let’s take a peek at how they have changed over the years, why people collect them, and what kinds are available today. Collecting Potholders […]

Antiques Peek: May 2016

Antiques Peek: May 2016

Rocking On: Fan Club Collectibles Through The Years by Jessica Kosinski In this month’s issue, it’s time to turn back the clock and look at how rock & roll fan club collectibles have changed throughout the years. So, here are some examples of how popular rock & roll artists and groups have been immortalized through […]

Antiques Peek: April 2016

Antiques Peek: April 2016

by Jessica Kosinski These days we all take our compacts and makeup cases for granted, but the compacts we buy in retail stores are nothing compared to vintage compacts, which can be extremely collectible. Let’s take a peek at vintage compacts, how they developed, and why they became so popular. Behind the Scenes Beauty Techniques […]

Antiques Peek: March 2016

Antiques Peek: March 2016

Carriage Clocks by Jessica Kosinski Human beings have been interested in time for centuries, but keeping track of how time passes has changed a lot throughout different cultures and time periods. One of the most notable advancements was the invention of the carriage clock. In order to understand why some carriage clocks are still highly […]