The social platform for antiquers, collectors, and enthusiasts

Tag Archives: vintage

2020 – A Big Year for Old Clothes: Although fashion spending with the exception of ‘loungewear’ is down a record 79% since Covid forced Americans to start working from home last April, industry data suggests that secondhand and vintage are on the rise.

Although fashion spending with the exception of ‘loungewear’ is down a record 79% since Covid forced Americans to start working from home last April (Boston Consulting Group estimates 2020 will […]

The View From Where You Sit: Personal Magnification Devices

Microscope: 3 convex lenses in the inner cylinder, fitting into shagreen (snakeskin)- covered tube, with gilt-bronze finial cap and tripod stand, optics by Passemant, ingénieur du roi, France, c. 1750 photo: metmuseum.org

by Melody Amsel-Arieli   Simple magnification devices, like water-filled spheres and rock crystal (quartz) “burning glasses” were known around the Mediterranean and across the Middle East in ancient times. These […]

Antiques Peek: Biker Attire

Schott NYC Perfecto 118

by Jessica Kosinski There are many collectibles designed to sit on shelves and be admired. But then there are the collectibles that also serve practical purposes. For those who collect […]

In Sparkling Company

Casket with glass panels, fused, gilded, and molded nonlead glass; metal. Probably England, possibly James Cox, about 1760–1770.

News from the Corning Museum of Glass on its 2020 Spring Exhibition Sourced from CMoG press releases on the exhibit and its accompanying book In Sparkling Company, Reflections on Glass […]

Vintage Watches

Vintage Watch

Those who owned one were likely to wear it and have it serviced over the years, when parts were frequently replaced (such as bezel inserts and crowns), and perhaps the […]

What’s Selling on eBay: March 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: March 2019

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,293 (42 bids, 11 bidders): Vintage Raymond Loewy Old Antique Colonial Globe Art Deco Bakelite Map Radio. In the rarest of colors, white Bakelite. […]

What's Selling on eBay: January 2019

What's Selling on eBay: January 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,438 (21 bids, 14 bidders): Rare Vintage Antique Japanese Blue Glass Fishing Float Signed Rolling Pin, 5.75 inches. I have looked this float over, […]

Great Collections: October 2018

Great Collections: October 2018

Just Like Dad’s! Pedal Cars On Display Reprinted with permission by the McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL by Dan Craft The potent allures of toys and nostalgia are […]

Breakfast Out with the Old Car Guys

Breakfast Out with the Old Car Guys

by Judy Gonyeau Walk into the Apple Barn in Brimfield, MA on a Friday morning and you’ll think you’re back in time listening to a group of kids hanging out […]

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 […]