Tag Archives: vintage

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

What's Selling on eBay: April 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $787.77 (50 bids, 12 bidders): Vintage 10-piece, Cold-painted, Miniature Austrian Bronze Pigs Orchestra Band. We were recently consigned a small selection of antique and vintage miniature Austrian bronzes from one man’s lifetime collection. Although I could find similar examples of  this Austrian Miniature Bronze Pig Band online, I couldn’t […]

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Glass Paperweights By Art Elder “The Crown Jewels for Collectors” – that’s what Paul Hollister wrote about fine glass paperweights. He was one of the foremost scholars of 17th to 19th century glass studies, glass paperweights, and contemporary studio art glass. Paperweights are considered the most collectable of 19th century glass items, and also the […]

What's Selling on eBay: March 2018

What's Selling on eBay: March 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,850 (22 bids, 11 bidders): Antique 1914 Arizona License Plate, Original 3″ X 7 1/2″. Bidding on a 1914 Arizona motorcycle license plate number 948. Plate is rusty but very legible. It measures 3 x 7 1/2 inches. 1914 is two years after Arizona became a state in 1912. […]

What's Selling on eBay: August 2017

What's Selling on eBay: August 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,377 (28 bids, 10 bidders): Unusual Antique Corkscrew. This is an antique corkscrew that looks quite unusual to me, though I am no expert. It has no name on it. It has a wooden handle, and the rest of it is steel. The side arms almost look like a […]

Great Collections: July 2017

Great Collections: July 2017

Dr. Ken Kallin: Signature Collector Photos by Chloe Powell Dr. Ken Kallin has amassed what is widely acknowledged to be the world’s largest Autographed Book collection – one that is in the process of begetting the official Guinness World Record. With over 16,109 autographed books already qualified, according to the strict Guinness criteria/guidelines, and 300+ […]

Publisher's Corner: May 2017

Publisher's Corner: May 2017

Welcome to Spring, When Everything Old is New Again! by Maxine Carter-Lome Welcome to the premier issue of our new logo redesign. We could not be happier to share the graphic evolution of our look and brand. I am reminded of the Loggins & Messina song lyric, “Same old wine in a brand new bottle.” […]

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

A Chat with Bob Richter by Judy Gonyeau There are those who are born with the “eye” – they can spot the perfect gift or decoration for that special someone from a mile away. It appears almost effortless as they pull out the old and bring in the new, creating a holiday atmosphere that takes […]

On the Road to … Vermont

On the Road to ... Vermont

Antiquing is a great way to get out and experience the history and culture of Vermont. The Green Mountains are blessed with fascinating antique shops throughout the state and some significant multi-dealer cooperatives. Depending upon which area you visit, choose a destination and plan from there. Visit the Vermont Antiques Dealers Association website (www.vermontada.com), AntiqueTrails.com, […]

Collector's Showcase: September 2016

Collector's Showcase: September 2016

Planes Collector Mark Cerel collects planes, but it’s not a hobby that requires an airplane hangar to warehouse; Mark’s hobby is collecting vintage and antique hand planes and other woodworking tools. A plane is nothing more than a tool for holding a chisel blade in a set position and is used for shaping wood. A […]

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 […]