Category Archives: Features

Inside The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters

Inside The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters

by Amanda Sheriff What makes a movie poster attractive? In The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters, we attempt to answer that question. We explore the factors that appeal to collectors while also delving deeper into the hobby by showcasing franchises, film subgenres, artists, directors, and stars. In the newest addition to Gemstone Publishing’s Overstreet […]

Collecting the Presidents

https://journalofantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/JOANov15Presidents-a.pdf https://journalofantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/JOANov15Presidents-b.pdf https://journalofantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/JOANov15Presidents-c.pdf   Collecting the Presidents By Dana Linett Related posts: Marshall Fogel's Tips on Collecting Baseball Memorabilia Seeing The Presidents Through Glass A Primer for Collecting Advertising Signs Why Presidents' Day? Collecting Doorstops Collecting Petroliana

The Iconic Pepperbox Revolving Pistol

The Iconic Pepperbox Revolving Pistol

By Charles Worman If one were to prepare a short list of those distinctly American firearms of pre-1900 vintage which have iconic status, you would almost certainly find the Pennsylvania long rifle, Henry Deringer’s pocket pistol, Samuel Colt’s revolver, Christian Sharps’ breech loading rifle, Smith & Wesson’s metallic cartridge revolver, and the Winchester repeating rifle. […]

American Bird Decoys

American Bird Decoys

By Ted Harmon The use of decoys to lure waterfowl to the hunter is purely an American invention. Decoys were tools made to lure wildfowl within range of Native Americans and their arrows and later with the waterfowling guns of the early settlers of our great nation. The taking of game of any kind in […]

The Kentucky Rifle – America's Own Art Form

The Kentucky Rifle - America's Own Art Form

By Ronald G. Gabel Why do people collect “Kentucky” rifles? Why are they considered America’s rifle? How were they used? Why are they called “Kentucky” rifles? Why are they historically important? Why are they considered one of our countries only true art forms? American people have always been collectors. I have often heard it said […]

Vintage Handkerchiefs

Vintage Handkerchiefs

By Melody Amsel-Arieli Handkerchiefs, also known as hankies, are thin, hemmed cloths carried in purse or pocket. They serve not only hygienic purposes, but also as decorative accessories. Vintage handkerchiefs, whether lacy confections, sturdy cotton florals, or designer works of art, reflect not only changing tastes, but also our cultural heritage. Wealthy ancient Egyptians, for […]

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

“No single gift is tugging at the heart of a nation of women so appealingly right now as a beautiful Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag.” Ladies’ Home Journal, December, 1923 By Donald-Brian Johnson Photos by Leslie Pina Mesh handbags: what accounts for their enduring appeal? Since debuting in the late 1700s, these bags have continued […]

Gold in the Closets

Gold in the Closets

Buying and Selling Vintage Clothing at Auction By Karen Augusta & Bob Ross Once overlooked by museums and appraisers alike, “vintage” now occupies an increasingly significant position in the world of valued antiques and collectibles. Museums are dusting off the objects that once merely occupied space in their backrooms and are using them to draw […]

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

By Michael Osacky Pricing vintage sports collectibles is very similar to other categories of antiques. It’s all about condition, condition, condition. Vintage baseball, football, and basketball cards (1870-1970) typically hold the most value. Two things happened in the 1970’s that made cards from the 1970’s to current nearly worthless. First, the technology that the printer’s […]

Collecting in the Big League

Collecting in the Big League

Advice for the Investor Collector from Marshall Fogel In an interview with JOA Publisher Maxine Carter-Lome, Marshall Fogel offers serious collectors advice for building a major league baseball collection In the world of baseball, there is probably no more enviable private collection than that owned by Marshall Fogel. It’s as legendary among sports collectors as […]