Category Archives: Great Collections

Great Collections: July 2019

Great Collections: July 2019

John Deere Green by Judy Gonyeau Visit the John Deere Store website and you will enter the land of “John Deere Green” and yellow in every shape and form you can imagine. The majority of items available are pieces of clothing for the entire family, from infants on up. The biggest seller is most likely […]

Great Collections: June 2019

Great Collections: June 2019

Lorne Shields, Bicycle Collector by Maxine Carter-Lome Lorne Shields is proof you don’t have to be an avid cyclist to love and collect “Cycliana,” or cycling memorabilia. For over five decades, Shields has amassed and donated some of the most important bicycle and cycling-related collectibles ever assembled. Parts of his collection have been on display […]

Great Collections: May 2019

Great Collections: May 2019

Natan Schleider Gallery, LLC Purveyor, Restorer, and Collector of Fine Medical Antiques Dr. Natan Schleider, a family practitioner and addiction specialist in New York City, has been a collector most of his life, starting, as most young collectors do, with baseball cards and comics. Over time with changing interests, Dr. Schleider became a collector in […]

Great Collections: April 2019

Great Collections: April 2019

Allaire Collection of Ancient Glass When it comes to sharing information on the very foundation of glass form, function, and beauty, you would be hard-pressed to find a better resource than the Allaire Collection at ancientglass.wordpress.com Once you arrive on the site, you will be amazed at the plethora of images, footnotes, articles, and more […]

Great Collections: March 2019

Great Collections: March 2019

For the Love of Cooking Sue Jimenez, a retired forensic anthropologist who grew up in Toronto but has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home for the last 25 years, holds the Guinness Record for the world’s largest cookbook collection, with over 6,500 volumes ranging from the late 1800s to modern day cuisine. A born researcher, Sue […]

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]

Great Collections: January 2019

Great Collections: January 2019

Silver Collection Favorites at the Charleston Museum by Grahame Long, Curator of History The Charleston Museum, America’s first museum founded 1773, continues with its mission to educate visitors about the natural and cultural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through collections, exhibitions, preservation, programs and research. Within its vast exhibition halls is the Christopher T. […]

Great Collections: December 2018

Great Collections: December 2018

Pop! Culture From the Smithsonian Collection On Display by Judy Gonyeau (Journal of Antiques Managing Editor) The Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts is staying current to the interests of young and old alike by presenting the Smithsonian Museum’s Pop! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian as part of its status as a Smithsonian Affiliate […]

Great Collections: November 2018

Great Collections: November 2018

The National Scouting Museum at Philmont Scout Ranch by Maxine Carter-Lome Founded in 1910 by Chicago publisher William Boyce, and inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association established by Baden-Powell in Britain in 1908, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) introduced structure and organization to outdoor-oriented youth groups and activities. With its aim […]

Great Collections: October 2018

Great Collections: October 2018

Just Like Dad’s! Pedal Cars On Display Reprinted with permission by the McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL by Dan Craft The potent allures of toys and nostalgia are about to turn the third floor of the McLean County Museum of History into a garden of childhood delights. The occasion: Pedal Power!, a new […]