Category Archives: Features

Colorful Realm of Living Beings – One of Japan’s Most Celebrated Cultural Treasures

One of Japan’s Most Celebrated Cultural Treasures: Colorful Realm of Living Beings – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2012 by Ito Jakuchu To be Seen in Its Entirety for the First Time Outside of Japan On View at National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 30 through April 29, 2012 One of Japan’s most […]

Baseball: A Collectible for Now and Forever

Baseball: A Collectible for Now and Forever The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 by Marshall Fogel “Right up there with motherhood and apple pie, baseball brings our communities and families together in our perfect ballparks on that perfect summer’s day that is forever implanted in our mind’s eye.” Pablo Picasso and Thomas […]

Collecting the World's First Typewriters

Collecting the World’s First Typewriters The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 By Martin Howard Why collect typewriters? I started collecting typewriters in 1989, when I spotted a very dusty and intriguing item high upon a shelf in a cluttered junk shop. It turned out to be a Caligraph 2 typewriter from the […]

Why Presidents' Day?

Why Presidents’ Day? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Lincoln, Jefferson, the two Roosevelts, and Adams both father and son, were great men and worthy of days of their own. For decades February 22nd was celebrated by the people to honor the man they most […]

Midnight in Paris: An Antique Textile Dealer's Passion

Midnight in Paris: An Antique Textile Dealer’s Passion – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2012 By Frank Ames Before I begin my story about the Kashmir shawl, let me go back a few years and explain how this all began. It was 1972, Paris, my newly adopted home as a New Yorker, third-generation […]

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me!

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me! – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Dreams of gossamer winged fairies, Ogres, pixies, the wee people, and anthropomorphic beings are as inventive as those who believe in them and welcome them into their lives. For […]

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2007 Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum is an exquisite display drawn from one of the richest and most diverse quilt collections in the country. The exhibition, on view at […]

Glass Flowers of Harvard to Bloom at Corning Museum of Glass

Glass Flowers of Harvard to Bloom at Corning Museum of Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2007 Scientific marvels; drop-dead beautiful works of art; a genus onto themselves: these are just a few of the explanations given to describe the allure of a legendary, century-old bevy of exquisite glass blossoms. From May […]

Majolica Around the House

Majolica Around the House The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2007 By Jeffrey B. Snyder Majolica, that soft-bodied earthenware molded in low or high relief decoration and glazed with a startlingly broad palette of brilliant lead glaze colors, was first introduced to the general public by Herbert Minton at the Crystal Palace Exhibition […]