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What’s Selling on eBay: December 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: December 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,548 (27 bids, 6 bidders): Antique German Clockwork Christmas Store Display Windup 23-inch fur Reindeer. Reindeer is 23 inches long x 18 inches tall x 6 inches wide (approx.). Needs work. No key, so let’s say it is not working. Has age/wear /small tears/missing horns and leather pieces in […]

Antiques Peek: December 2019

Antiques Peek: December 2019

by Jessica Kosinski The Holiday Season is full of many traditions. Some are familial, some are cultural, and some are based on specific religious beliefs. Many of us have specific holiday traditions, but we do not necessarily understand the origins of those traditions. For example, you may have frequently enjoyed popping open an Advent calendar […]

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

Nativity Sets Around The World by Donald-Brian Johnson | Photos by Leslie Piña “And it came to pass while they were there, the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled. And she bought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room […]

Dreidel: A Hanukkah Holiday Tradition

Dreidel: A Hanukkah Holiday Tradition

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher “I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay. And when it’s dry and ready, Oh dreidel, I shall play.” A dreidel or dreidl (known in Hebrew as a sevivon) is a four-sided spinning top and a beloved children’s game played during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. A dreidel […]

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $787.77 (50 bids, 12 bidders): Vintage 10-piece, Cold-painted, Miniature Austrian Bronze Pigs Orchestra Band. We were recently consigned a small selection of antique and vintage miniature Austrian bronzes from one man’s lifetime collection. Although I could find similar examples of  this Austrian Miniature Bronze Pig Band online, I couldn’t […]

Antiques Peek: December 2016

Antiques Peek: December 2016

That’s a Wrap! by Jessica Kosinski With the holiday season rapidly approaching, chances are good that you are stocking up on wrapping paper. After all, no matter which holiday you celebrate, you want the gifts you give to look their best. But did you ever wonder where the tradition of wrapping paper came from? Let’s […]

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

A Chat with Bob Richter by Judy Gonyeau There are those who are born with the “eye” – they can spot the perfect gift or decoration for that special someone from a mile away. It appears almost effortless as they pull out the old and bring in the new, creating a holiday atmosphere that takes […]

Holiday Shopping Guide 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide 2017

A holiday shopping guide for all the connoisseurs and collectors on your shopping list. Inside our interactive, downloadable pdf booklet, you’ll find several holiday inspired articles, including “Getting, Giving, and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays: A chat with Bob Richter”. Judy Gonyeau helps to give details on how to find and use vintage holiday […]

'Twas the Night

'Twas the Night

…and Other Holiday Classics by James Dawson Christmas was the holiday that was just waiting to happen. For whatever reason, whether it be there to fill a spiritual or an emotional void, it waits for us at the beginning of winter to give us a warm boost into the chilly new year. We moderns may […]

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Holiday Collectibles and Traditions by Maxine Carter-Lome From what and how we celebrate to the food we serve, the items that make up our holiday table and the objects used to perform our religious rituals, traditions create lasting memories that give meaning to the celebrations we choose to honor, share, and pass down. When my […]