Category Archives: Misc

Guess What? March 2004

Guess What Article for March 2004 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Continuity is a wonderful thing if you are able to achieve it — and with this month’s GUESS WHAT we believe we’ve done it. It’s based on last month’s puzzler, and that’s all the clue our meager […]

Hearth to Hearth: Ice

Hearth to Hearth: Ice – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2004 By Alice Ross In the days when seasons rolled around and one’s life and livelihood changed accordingly, going against Mother Nature was an exciting and privileged thing to do. In the summer heat, a cool drink, ice clinking away, was a welcome treat for […]

Old Fashioned Selling Techniques

Old-Fashioned Selling Techniques – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2004 By Ed Welch When I became an antiques dealer in the early 1960s, antiques trade papers, magazines, price guides, group shops, and antiques shows did not exist or were in their infancy. The flea market sector of the […]

Guess What? January 2004

Guess What Article for January 2004 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” This month’s GUESS WHAT personifies what we’ve preached for years – that form and function are not necessarily enemies and can go hand-in-hand, with neither detracting but rather enhancing each other’s prime qualities. Comprising a series of […]

Hearth to Hearth: Good Luck and a Happy New Year (in Food)

Hearth to Hearth: Good Luck and a Happy New Year (in Food) – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2004 By Alice Ross Luck hinges on what you believe, what you want, what is uncertain. From time immemorial, and regardless of which culture’s calendar was used, New Year’s Day has always been the time […]

The Business of Selling in Group Shops

The Business of Selling in Group Shops – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – By Ed Welch The group shop is a popular method of selling antiques. As with all other methods of selling antiques, the group shop has its advantages and its disadvantages. By understanding the strong and weak […]

Hearth to Hearth: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Hearth to Hearth: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2003 By Alice Ross Mother Goose knew just how precious spices were. Not only were little girls made of “sugar and spice and everything nice,” but “a silver nutmeg and a golden pear” connoted something rare and costly. Whatever the […]