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Viking Glass – A Colorful History

Viking Glass Epic Line Rooster

Viking Glass grew out of its predecessor, New Martinsville Glass Company, which was established in 1900 by Mark Johnson and George Matheny. The plant was up and running in 1901 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, known for its natural gas and access to transportation by rail and by river – the Ohio river. The company […]

Collecting Primitive Kitchen Tools

Collecting Primitive Kitchen Tools

By David Moore Primitive kitchen tools have always been a great collecting standard. These old utilitarian antiques of the late 18th to mid-19th centuries are great to look at and make wonderful displays. Build-Your-Own and Back Again The Industrial Revolution started in the 1790s in England. In the United States the Industrial age caught on […]

Great Collections: August 2018

Great Collections: August 2018

Baskets in Miniature: An Interview with Collector Jan Duggan Although Native American tribes throughout North America were hand-crafters of baskets for a variety of utilitarian purposes, it is the Akimel O’odham River People (Pima) of southern and central Arizona that are known for their superior basket weaving techniques. In the late 19th century, basket weaving […]

Folk Art Frenzy

Folk Art Frenzy

by David Moore of Waterman Antiques Everyone I talk with has their own interpretation as to what great Folk Art is. Wikipedia states “In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.” Collectors tend to divide Folk Art into categories such as; American, Outsider, Utilitarian, Eclectic, Pioneer, Advertising, […]

Publisher’s Corner: October 2016

Publisher's Corner: October 2016

Folk Art Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome So what exactly is “Folk Art?” The Museum of International Folk Art defines it as the “art of the everyday.” Others define it as “the art of the people” and “art made by the common people.” Although the definition of folk art is both broad and vague, we tend […]