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The gold-encrusted Blue Trumpet Stretch Console Set brings this idea to a different level – a bit more formal yet too beautiful not to have on display. This version was made by Central Glass Works in the early 1900s. It is for sale at www.carnivalglass.com for $175.

Entertaining and Decorating with Stretch Glass

by Cal Hackeman, Treasurer, Stretch Glass Society American iridescent stretch glass brings color and excitement to your home entertaining and ...
1800 to 1830 U.S. Mold Blown Decanter

Decanters

by Jessica Kosinski When talking about antique glass collectibles, one category that shouldn’t be ignored is the decanter category. Decanters ...
Charles II “Petition” Crown

Charles II Silver Pattern “Petition” Crown Coin, $960,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A 1663 Charles ...
Beatrice’s bookshelf displays her collection of Magic Mixies. photo courtesy of her mother

Child Collectors

By Shirley M. Mueller, M.D. Beatrice Beatrice is seven years old and in first grade (she also takes advanced courses ...
Dorothy Thorpe (1901-1989): Glassware Designer

Influencing Glass History

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher We toss around the term “influencer” today to refer to someone we follow on social media ...
Lady Di evening dress

Lady Di evening dress, $1.148 million, Julien’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall Princess Diana’s ballerina-length ...
Patek Philippe watch, $1.814 million, Phillips

Patek Philippe watch, $1.814 million, Phillips

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A 1950 Patek ...
Glass: Back in style

Glass: Back in style

Glass, an inorganic compound found in many forms in the natural world, has been man-made into practical and decorative objects ...
Steinway baby grand piano

Steinway baby grand piano, $27,225, Ahlers & Ogletree

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A 1927 Model ...
Title image: Bandai’s mid-1950s Ford station wagon was around 12 inches in length and fitted with a friction motor. This near-mint example with original box sold for $305 in a 2020 Vectis auction. Photo courtesy Vectis Auctions Ltd.

Americans in Japan: The Golden Age of the Japanese Tinplate Toy Car

By Douglas R. Kelly A vacation or a business trip, for me, just isn’t complete without at least one visit ...
The most popular lunchbox ever, bar none: Aladdin’s domed “Disney School Bus,” featuring an array of Disney favorites. Eventually, nearly 10 million of this design by Robert Burton were sold in the 1960s.

Let’s Do Lunch (Boxes)

By Donald-Brian Johnson Blame it on Hoppy. When the Hopalong Cassidy tin lunchbox hit stores in 1950, bag lunches faced ...
19th century Bigler vase

19th century Bigler vase, $4,375, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A circa 1840-1860 ...
Myers, photographer, Occupational Portrait of a Peddler, Full-Length, Standing, Facing Front, With Two Bags Held at His Sides by a Harness, Neck Brace Visible Between Legs, ca. 1840-1860.

The Tin Peddler

By Judy Gonyeau, managing editor In the early 1800s, tin peddlers were out and about selling their wares to the ...
Nostalgia, from the upcoming graphic novel by Cat Huang, set in a magical antique shop, where the “blank” main character seeks to find their identity by exploring antiques and the nostalgia felt as they uncover clues.

Nostalgia’s Siren Call: Unpacking the Collector’s Sentimental Journey

By Shirley M. Mueller, M.D. Hello – I’m Shirley M. Mueller, and I am delighted to be writing for the ...
Elton John’s piano sold at Heritage Auctions for just under $1 million Laurence Carpenter Rock Solid Investments

Key Considerations When Investing in Rare Music Memorabilia

by Laurence Carpenter In my time as a professional music memorabilia dealer, I have committed myself to exclusively handling pieces ...
Here, the body of the cup was shaped and has been soldered to keep its shape and to make it watertight. The tool in his right hand is the soldering copper which has been heated in the charcoal fire to melt the solder.

A 19th Century Tinsmith at Old Sturbridge Village

Photos by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor Meet Richard Eckert, Interpreter, Tin Shop, at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) in Sturbridge, Massachusetts ...
Dairy cow weathervane

Dairy cow weathervane, $22,300, Soulis Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A dairy cow ...
Lionel Messi shirts, $7.8 million, Sotheby’s

Lionel Messi shirts, $7.8 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall Argentine soccer superstar ...
Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897-1969) photograph from December, 1919.

Margaret Woodbury Strong – The Strong National Museum of Play

“I will take anything I don’t have to feed.” – Margaret Woodbury Strong Every year since 1998, The Strong National ...
Figure 2: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller by Robert Brackman, New York, New York City, 1941, oil on canvas, 48 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches, Colonial Williamsburg, Gift of the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller 3rd, his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, and their four children, 2019-82. Abby Rockefeller’s support of contemporary artists extended to the commission of this portrait.

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller – Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

“... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous” – Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Eighty-nine years ago, Abby Aldrich ...
Miss Florence

Florence Griswold – Florence Griswold Museum

“At first the artists adopted Lyme, then Lyme adopted the artists, and now, today, Lyme and art are synonymous.” – ...
Tin Types

Tin Types

While tin might be considered the antique of metals, remnants of its dominant presence in the world since its extraction ...
A young Anna Safley Houston

Anna Safley Houston – Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

“Always paddle your own canoe.” – Anna Safley Houston Nestled in a thriving art district in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Houston ...
John Engstead, Portrait of Electra Havemeyer Webb, date unknown. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum Archives.

Electra Havemeyer Webb – Shelburne Museum

“A collection of collections.” – Mrs. Webb Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, Vermont, is the manifestation of one woman’s enduring passion ...
This portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner was taken in 1888.

Isabella Stewart Gardner – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

“Don’t spoil a good story by telling the truth.” – Isabella Stewart Gardner Isabella Stewart Gardner was born in New ...