Category Archives: Publishers Corner

Publishers Corner: September 2018

Publishers Corner: September 2018

Restyling the Word “Primitives” Maxine Carter-Lome In the evolution of any industry new words emerge to identify and define products and trends that shift the marketplace and seek to broaden its appeal. In the antiques world, its words such as “Upcycled,” “Repurposed,” “Salvage,” “Vintage,” “Americana,” and “Primitives” that are making ‘old things’ and ‘antiques,’ hot […]

Publisher’s Corner: July 2018

Publisher’s Corner: July 2018

Time in a Bottle By Maxine Carter-Lome Antique glass bottles (essentially those made before World War I) are interesting historical artifacts – hand-made, mouth-blown works of art crafted in beautiful shapes and vivid colors not typically seen today. For these reasons and others, they are appreciated by historians, serious collectors, and enthusiasts who can’t resist […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]

Publisher's Corner: May 2018

Publisher's Corner: May 2018

Backstage Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Growing up in and around New York City in a family that loved the theater and were frequent patrons, I was fortunate to see more than my fair share of Broadway Musicals in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. That was back when the price of a ticket to even the […]

Publisher's Corner: April 2018

Publisher's Corner: April 2018

An Enduring Appreciation for Glass by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher When we think about glass as a collectible we most often focus on glass makers and their history, and glass techniques, while the individual artist tends to be less known or acknowledged except among true collectors. That is changing in the contemporary world of art glass, […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2018

Publisher's Corner: March 2018

Salvaging History by Maxine Carter-Lome For six years before relocating to Sturbridge, MA to purchase this magazine, I was Chair of my town’s Historical Commission. The Commission, which was also responsible for the town’s archives and local history museum, presided over two historic districts dating back to the town’s incorporation in 1760. In the Massachusetts […]

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Publisher's Corner: February 2018

Focus on Photography By Maxine Carter-Lome People, places, events, moments in time, all captured through the eyes of a photographer and their equipment. It is their unique perspective on what they see and how they choose to capture that image that make photographs equally at home in family albums, historic archives, museum holdings and fine […]

Publisher's Corner: January 2018

Publishers Corner: January 2018

Antique Technology: Everything Old is New Again By Maxine Carter-Lome Every year brings with it the promise of something new. Automobile manufacturers introduce new model cars designed to get drivers to trade in and trade up; Apple introduces the next generation iPhone to make your current cell phone obsolete; new collections of collectible objects are […]

Publishers Corner: December 2017

Publishers Corner: December 2017

The Gift of Print by Maxine Carter-Lome One comment I hear repeatedly when I tell people I am the publisher of a print magazine is, why print? Given our growing reliance on our computers, phones, and tablets to find, receive, and read content of interest, it is easy to see why many are skeptical about […]

Publisher's Corner: November 2017

Publisher's Corner: November 2017

Collectible Adornments By Maxine Carter-Lome An adornment is generally an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer. They are often worn to embellish, enhance, or distinguish the wearer, and to define cultural, social, or religious status within a specific community. When worn to show economic status, the items are […]