Category Archives: Features

Three Centuries of Art and Architecture at the Portland Museum of Art

Three Centuries of Art and Architecture at the Portland Museum of Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2002 Restored Federal-era McLellan House and Beaux-Arts L. D. M. Sweat Memorial Galleries Reopen. On Saturday, October 5, 2002, the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME,  will reopen to the public two fully-restored historic […]

Antique Clocks: Time to Buy? …Tips & Trends for Dealers & Collectors

Antique Clocks: time to Buy? Tips and Trends for Dealers and Collectors – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2002 By Jeff Savage A sea of pretty faces, many accompanied by striking figures, greeted me as I entered the convention hall. They all promised a good time, but I was wary. If I […]

Top Ten Points to Value in American Indian Art

Top Ten Points to Value in American Indian Art by Gregory Schaaf, Ph.D. People often ask, “What should I consider when buying American Indian art?” My first advice is: “Buy what brings you joy.” Indian art appraisers also consider the following ten points: Who? Is this an authentic, handmade Indian item? Learn the biographical backgrounds […]

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 This is the first in a series of feature articles on collecting American Indian arts and crafts by Dr. Gregory Schaaf. He is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures, […]

A Hard-Earned Passion for Victorian Oil Lamps

A Hard-Earned Passion for Victorian Oil Lamps – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002 By Rod L’Italien Although I grew up in New England, it was not until April of 1963 that I saw my first oil lamp. It was that year at SiNiChro, Inc. (silver, nickel & chrome ) that the […]

Stuff of Dreams: Art as Everyday Life

Stuff of Dreams: Art as Everyday Life – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2002 Art has not always been relegated to a two-dimensional frame. It is only within the last 500 years or so that we have extracted art from our everyday lives and placed it in museums. Before that there was […]

Hippie Culture Memorabilia

Collecting Hippie Culture Memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2002 by Dr Gary Moss From the standpoint of someone wanting to assemble a new and exciting collection, hippie artifacts are a potential goldmine. This subject overlaps many other well established collectible areas such as vintage clothes, political and protest buttons, rock […]

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia

Collecting Firefighting Antiques and Memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2002 There is mighty speculation as to the origin and practices of early firefighting and firefighters in America. Though colonial records are few, some do exist and those pieced together provide us with a possible picture. In 1608, fire reduced the […]

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2002 Augustus the Strong, king of Poland (1670-1733) had long been a collector of Japanese and Chinese porcelain, and it was to house his collection that the Japanese Palace in Dresden was purchased. Augustus enlarged the […]

Home Sweet Home – American Folk Art Museum

Home Sweet Home – American Folk Art Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2002 Two school diplomas and a university degree were my reward for serving to seventeen years in the trenches of formal education. Names, dates, facts, philosophies, had been retained dutifully in my mind, but at the age of […]