Tag Archives: Jessica Kosinski

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Come and Knock on Our Door by Jessica Kosinski Today we take ringing the doorbell for granted when we visit most homes. Modern technology has even developed to the point where video technology allows us to see who is ringing. However, up until fairly recently most homes had door knockers that had to be manually […]

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Wish You Were Here by Jessica Kosinski Today we all take the sending and receiving of postcards, or post cards, for granted. Postcards are commonly sent by vacationers to their friends and family members detailing their travels. However, postcards did not always exist. In fact, their life span to this point has been relatively short […]

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Antiques Peek: January 2018

Stylin’ Collectibles By Jessica Kosinski Technology is always advancing, which is why many antique technologies are now obsolete. One industry which has led to the invention of many eventually obsolete devices is the hair care industry. The hair dryers and other devices of the early days of hair care, such as curling devices, now look […]

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Do You See What I See? By Jessica Kosinski Anyone who enjoys collecting antiques or collectibles knows that inspecting objects carefully to determine their age and condition is essential. Loupes are often used to accomplish those tasks. Loupes are personal devices used for magnification. Although many experts place magnifying glasses with handles in a separate […]

Antiques Peek: November 2017

Antiques Peek: November 2017

by Jessica Kosinski Birthstones Shining Bright This month we are taking a peek at birthstones. Birthstones today are commonly worn as physical adornments. Necklaces, rings, and many other types of jewelry can be set with birthstones, all of which have significance to those who wear them. The exact type of significance may be sentimental in […]

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Strike Up a Collection by Jessica Kosinski In the world of collectibles, some people think that bigger is better. However, some of the best collectibles come in the tiniest packages. In fact, some of them are actually tiny packages. This month it is time to examine one such package, the matchbook cover, also known as […]

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Antiques Peek: August 2017

Braided Beauties by Jessica Kosinski Braided rugs have been produced for centuries in some form, and they have also gone by many names, including rag rugs. Although we now consider them to be common household items, they have a very rich history, both in Europe and in North America. They are even prominently featured in […]

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Travel Trunks of Treasure by Jessica Kosinski Few items epitomize the Golden Age of Travel more than travel trunks. Steamer trunks and wardrobes of all sizes and descriptions were used by travelers, whether they were passengers on ocean liners, stage coaches, or trains. Today the speed of travel has increased, which means many people do […]

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Fairground Prizes by Jessica Kosinski Most of us have been to a fair or carnival on more than one occasion. Fairs can be a lot of fun, especially the games. Some carnival games that originated many years ago are still popular today, but many of them have been altered from their original forms to keep […]

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Antiques Peek: May 2017

Watering Cans Can by Jessica Kosinski Whenever the weather permits, many of us like to be out in the garden planting, weeding, and, of course, watering. Some people reach for the nearest hose to do that, but others prefer the tradition of using a watering can. This month we’re taking a peek at antique watering […]