Category Archives: Great Collections

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Marbles: Not Just Child’s Play Like many of us, Alphy loved playing with marbles as a child; however, it wasn’t until he was an adult and purchased his first marble at a flea market that he took his enjoyment of marbles to a whole new level as a collector and promoter of the hobby. Like […]

Collector’s Showcase: April 2015

Collector’s Showcase: April 2015

Jadite Madness by Stephen Moniz It all started in 1970 when my father remarried and we were clearing out my stepmother’s apartment. In her front hall on an end table was a Jadite mug. I remembered this type of mug as the ones I would have hot chocolate in at the 5 and 10 cent […]

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015 Pleasant & Main Cafe & General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts has guests looking at more than the food on their plates. Craig Baro, a transplanted New York restaurateur, is the newest owner of this popular community eatery in downtown Housatonic, off the beaten path from the more centrally located restaurants in […]