Category Archives: Publishers Corner

Publisher's Corner: September 2017

Publisher's Corner: September 2017

Sorting Out the China by Maxine Carter-Lome Bone China, Fine China, Porcelain; then there is Soft Paste, Hard Paste, Ivory China, Bone Porcelain… People unfamiliar with the distinction use the words interchangeably and generally refer to this category of tableware and decorative objects as “china.” It comes down to this: unless you are enmeshed in […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2017

Journal Of Antiques - Publishers Corner: August2017

Woven Through Time By Maxine Carter-Lome Last year I had the opportunity to visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware and get a behind-the-scenes tour of floors not open to the public. The scale and detail of this premier museum of American decorative arts is awe-inspiring, and the ultimate homage to a collector […]

Publishers Corner: July 2017

Publishers Corner: July 2017

The Golden Age of Travel Memorabilia by Maxine Carter-Lome The Golden Age of Travel, representing the decades leading up to and into the first half of the 20th century, was a first class experience for the wealthy and a rising middle class who could afford to travel in style, whether by land, rail, sea or […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2017

Publisher’s Corner: June 2017

A Fair to Remember By Maxine Carter-Lome My first World’s Fair was the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park outside of New York City, although I was too young to remember much or appreciate what I saw (I have much more vivid memories of Expo 67 in Montreal). I do, however, have […]

Publisher's Corner: May 2017

Publisher's Corner: May 2017

Welcome to Spring, When Everything Old is New Again! by Maxine Carter-Lome Welcome to the premier issue of our new logo redesign. We could not be happier to share the graphic evolution of our look and brand. I am reminded of the Loggins & Messina song lyric, “Same old wine in a brand new bottle.” […]

Publisher's Corner: April 2017

Publisher's Corner: April 2017

A World Affair with Glass by Maxine Carter-Lome I hope I am not alone in loving the new PBS mini-series, Victoria, a romantic dramatization of a young Queen Victoria at the rise of her monarchy and through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Their love story and Victoria’s continued devotion to him even after […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2017

Publisher's Corner: March 2017

AB1570: A Game Changer? by Maxine Carter-Lome On September 9, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1570 Collectibles Sale of Autographed Memorabilia into law. An expansion of an existing consumer protection law (CA Civil Code §1739.7) that applied just to sports memorabilia, AB1570 requires individuals who are “principally in the business of selling or offering […]

Publisher's Corner: February 2017

Publisher's Corner: February 2017

“… remember the Ladies” by Maxine Carter-Lome When we think about the American Arts & Crafts Movement, we tend to think of such influencers as Gustav Stickley, Elbert Hubbard, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. Rarely do the names of women come readily to mind, despite their contributions to the Movement as artists and artisans, […]

Publisher's Corner: January 2017

Publishers Corner: January 2017

Let there be light! By Maxine Carter-Lome It was New Year’s Day 1880 and visitors were flocking to Menlo Park, New Jersey to see Thomas Edison’s newest invention – the electric light. As the “New York Herald” reported that day, “Extra trains were run from east and west, and notwithstanding the stormy weather, hundreds of […]

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Holiday Collectibles and Traditions by Maxine Carter-Lome From what and how we celebrate to the food we serve, the items that make up our holiday table and the objects used to perform our religious rituals, traditions create lasting memories that give meaning to the celebrations we choose to honor, share, and pass down. When my […]