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Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]

Publisher’s Corner: February 2019

Publisher’s Corner: February 2019

The Reading Room by Maxine Carter-Lome The founding principles of our country have their roots in the Age of Enlightenment, an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century. Ideals such as “liberty, progress, religious tolerance, fraternity, constitutional government, and separation of church and state” advanced in […]

Toleware: A Dressed-up Poor Man's Silver

Toleware: A Dressed-up Poor Man's Silver

by Maxine Carter-Lome The term tôle, derived from the French tôle peinte, meaning “painted sheet metal,” refers to the decorative process of applying paint and lacquer to tin, initially as a way to prevent common household objects from rusting but later as a form of embellishment. In the antiques and collectibles marketplace, toleware refers to […]

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

Publisher's Corner: January 2019

All That Glitters is Not Gold by Maxine Carter-Lome When it comes to what we collect, those of us into antique metals – be it silver, gold, pewter, cast iron, or tin – can’t help but be distracted by the unique objects that represent a fine example of hand craftsmanship and design derived from the […]

Turning Antique and Collectible In the New Year 1919-2019

Turning Antique and Collectible In the New Year 1919-2019

By Maxine Carter-Lome One hundred years is the age when items officially become antiques, and sometimes more valuable as a collectible. As we ring in 2019, we look back on a few well known products, brands, and companies who turn 100 this year but have been collectible and part of our popular culture for decades. […]

Publisher's Corner: December 2018

Publisher's Corner: December 2018

Past, Present, & Future Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Hard to believe we are at the end of yet another year! December issues give us an opportunity to reflect on a year gone by, take stock of where we are at, and look optimistically toward the future. For us in the antiques trade this past year […]

Great Collections: November 2018

Great Collections: November 2018

The National Scouting Museum at Philmont Scout Ranch by Maxine Carter-Lome Founded in 1910 by Chicago publisher William Boyce, and inspired by and modeled on the Boy Scout Association established by Baden-Powell in Britain in 1908, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) introduced structure and organization to outdoor-oriented youth groups and activities. With its aim […]

Publisher's Corner: November 2018

Publisher's Corner: November 2018

Collecting the Great Outdoors by Maxine Carter-Lome Anyone who has ever gone camping or camps regularly knows that being in the “Great Outdoors” requires a lot of “stuff” – from the basics such as tents, bug repellent, and sleeping bags to, for the less adventurous, all the other comforts of home that can be transported […]

Publisher's Corner: October 2018

Publisher's Corner: October 2018

Classic Cars & Collectibles By Maxine Carter-Lome You don’t have to be a collector to stop and take notice of a parked or passing car. It could be one your parents had when you were growing up, the first one you ever owned, the one you’ve always wanted or the one that got away. To […]

Great Collections: September 2018

Great Collections: September 2018

Museum of Appalachia: The Primitive Objects of Everyday Life in Rural Southern Appalachia By Maxine Carter-Lome The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969, is a 65-acre living history museum in Clinton, Tennessee that reflects early life in a pioneer mountain farm-village in Southern Appalachia through a unique assemblage of buildings, artifacts, and stories amassed over […]