Category Archives: Bookshelf

Bookshelf: Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies

Bookshelf: Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 By: Todd Sigety Publisher: Foundation for Appraisal Education Pages: 320 Price: Paperback $55 The 2012 edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies contains nineteen in-depth original research articles and topical discussions relating to personal property appraisal. While the Journal […]

Bookshelf: Historic Architecture in West Philadelphia, 1789-1930s

Bookshelf: [amazon_link id=”0764337718″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Historic Architecture in West Philadelphia, 1789-1930s[/amazon_link] – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 By: Joseph Minardi Publisher: Schffer Publishing Pages: 192 Price: Hardcover $50 West of the Schuylkill River, what was once Blockley and Kingsessing Townships is now West Philadelphia. Here is a comprehensive look at the rich […]

Ken's Korner: Book examines ads from the heady ‘80s

Ken’s Korner: Book examines ads from the heady ‘80s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 A book titled “[amazon_link id=”B0037KMYLI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]80s: All American Ads[/amazon_link]” (Taschen, $39.99) is a pop-culture history course for people too young to know what a Sony BetaMax or electric typewriter are, or are old enough to […]

The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery

The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Excerpted from the book “[amazon_link id=”0764322273″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Saturday Evening Girls: Paul Revere Pottery[/amazon_link]” by Meg Chalmers & Judy Young The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery, which grew out of […]

Puppets: The Evolution of the Species

Puppets: The Evolution of the Species – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2005 Excerpted from the book “[amazon_link id=”0810955873″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Puppetry: A World History[/amazon_link]” by Eileen Blumenthal They can be Gods, idiots or worms. They are able to nurture children or terrify adults. They survive indefinitely without normal bioloical aging but […]

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg

Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2003 Yes, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg will hold its annual holiday exhibition at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum along with many other events to help celebrate the holiday season. Aglow with festive lights and draped in pine garland, the historic Williamsburg Inn […]

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2002 There is mighty speculation as to the origin and practices of early firefighting and firefighters in America. Though colonial records are few, some do exist and those pieced together provide us with a possible picture. In 1608, fire reduced the […]

Game Board Art

Game Board Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2001 By Adam Halterman From trash to treasure, the last hundred years have brought dramatic changes in the antique world’s concept of value. Folk art, once frowned upon by snobbish aesthetes, now dominates the market. This, of course, was not always so, and […]