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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 […]

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Iron, with its beloved black color, strength, and propensity for twists and turns can appeal to collectors across several spectrums. Whether you admire an industrial gear, an elaborate Pennsylvania Dutch hinge, or a scrolling Victorian garden bench, there is something enduring about collecting iron. But how did this metal […]

Hand Saws: A Primitive Tool on the Cutting Edge

Hand Saws: A Primitive Tool on the Cutting Edge

by Maxine Carter-Lome One of the earliest and simplest of tools known to man is the hand saw. Its use dates back to the Neolithic or later Stone Age (before the discovery of metals), when only the crudest of implements were constructed, making the hand saw a most primitive tool in all sense of the […]

Collecting with Jeff: July 2017

Collecting with Jeff: July 2017

Full Metal Jousting by Jeff Figler Have you ever been to a theme party? Well, they can be lots of fun if you have a party that has a Western, or Hawaiian, or maybe even a Medieval theme. Medieval, you say? That is exactly what Linda and I did a few years ago. People came […]

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America The Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA will host the traveling exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present from June 19th September 11th, 2016. This is the first nationally traveling exhibition to survey […]

Guess What – September 2014

Guess What - September 2014

Guess What – September 2014 It took a twisted mind! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Even though this month’s GUESS WHAT is a one-of-a-kind,  it didn’t start out with that in mind. It turned out the design was too complicated to duplicate in production. When we select a candidate for each month, we […]