Category Archives: Misc

Ken's Korner: WTC note reaches family – 10 years later

Ken's Korner: WTC note reaches family – 10 years later

Ken’s Korner: WTC note reaches family – 10 years later Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A note that floated down to the street on the morning of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 has finally found its way to the victim’s family. […]

Ken's Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K

Ken's Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K

Ken’s Korner: Ali’s childhood home brings $70K Ken’s Korner News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall You could call it a one-of-a-kind Muhammad Ali collectible and a true piece of the boxing legend’s past. The modest childhood home in western Louisville, KY, where the then-Cassius Clay lived with his […]

Ken's Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7

Ken's Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7

Ken’s Korner: Original Renoir purchased for $7 Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall Two years ago a West Virginia woman walked into a local flea market and paid $7 for a painting because she liked the frame. It turned out to be an original work by […]

The Business of Doing Business: Selling the Things That Sell

A rare pair of Nuremburg Spectacles with original case.

The Business of Doing Business in Antiques Selling the Things That Sell By Ed Welch In the real world, most businesses sell the things that are easy to sell. Look around your hometown, count the number of fast food restaurants, count the number of high-end expensive restaurants-cheap wins every time regardless of the income level […]

Ed Welch, Antiques Dealer and Monthly Contributor of “The Business of Doing Business”, Passed Away October 7

Edward M. Welch, Jr.

Ed Welch, Antiques Dealer and Monthly Contributor of “The Business of Doing Business” to The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles Passed Away October 7 Ed was born in Pittsfield, Maine, January. 18, 1942 the son of Edward M. and Ola (Hamm) Welch, Sr. Edward was a 1961 graduate of Waterville High School. He served in […]

Ken's Korner: New York State is dusting off its past

Ken's Korner: New York State is dusting off its past

Ken’s Korner: New York State is dusting off its past Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting New York’s statehouse Capitol building in Albany has been transformed from a stodgy structure filled with nondescript offices into a veritable museum, ever since Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state to raid its […]

Ken's Korner: ’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles

’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles

Ken’s Korner: ’66 Volvo is coming up on 3 million miles Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting On June 30, 1966, Irvin Gordon of Bay Shore, NY, paid $4,150 for a new red, two-door Volvo P1800S coupe. He was 25 years old. Today, at age 72, the retired school […]

Ken's Korner: Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old

Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old

Message in a bottle, a record 98 years old Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting A message in a bottle snagged in a fishing net off the northern coast of Scotland has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the oldest message in a bottle ever found (it was […]

Guess What? November 2012

Pipe end

Guess What? November 2012 by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Size Does Matter! Rarely do we give credit before presenting our monthly Guess What, but one of our favorite contributors/scouts/sources… is George’s Antiques of Fullerton, CA. His top honcho and demon researcher, Brenda Wieser, came up with this rare and pristine Victorian mini kit. […]

Ken's Korner: Vast collection of shoe-related items

Vast collection of shoe related items

Ken’s Korner: Vast collection of shoe-related items Darlene Flynn of Romoland, CA, is known as “The Shoe Lady,” but it’s not what you might think. Yes, she owns a lot of shoes, but it’s her massive collection of shoe-related items that earned her the nickname. Flynn has spent the last eleven years, and a staggering […]