Tag Archives: vintage

On the Road to… Massachusetts

On the Road to... Massachusetts

Whether your travels take you to Western Mass and the beautiful Berkshires, or to Boston and its numerous attractions, Central Mass and its many antique destination towns, or the beaches and shops on Cape Cod, there is no shortage of things for the antique lover and collector to do or places to visit. ANTIQUES & […]

On the Road to… Illinois

Published On the Road To... Illinois

Welcome to “the Prairie State.” From its big cities to small towns, Illinois offers something for everyone – outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers, history buffs, foodies, antique shoppers… Get your kicks on Historic Route 66 by taking in the many kitschy, interesting things to do along the stretch that runs through the state, walk Chicago’s Magnificent […]

The Musicbox

The Musicbox

Collecting with Jeff with Jeff Figler One of the most enjoyable collectibles is that of a little box (in most cases) that plays lovely sounds. They have been around for a long, long time and can be extremely colorful and decorative. And they are indeed one type of collectible that you can place in even […]

The Artistry of Amanda Conner Debuts at GEM

The Artistry of Amanda Conner Debuts at GEM

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn “In the world of hardcore comic book fans, it’s not always an easy thing to get the seasoned veterans and excited newcomers to agree on what’s good, much less what’s great or even spectacular. If you’ve spent any amount of time trying to bridge the two groups, you know […]

On the Road to… North Carolina

On the Road to... North Carolina

From Atlantic Ocean beaches to the Appalachian Mountains, fall in the beautiful state of North Carolina is for antique lovers. While there, experience one of the state’s greatest cultural treasures: the tradition, fine arts, music and dance of the 10,000-year-old Cherokee culture. Visit the battlefields and other sites that tell tales of N.C. history in […]

Vintage Handkerchiefs

Vintage Handkerchiefs

By Melody Amsel-Arieli Handkerchiefs, also known as hankies, are thin, hemmed cloths carried in purse or pocket. They serve not only hygienic purposes, but also as decorative accessories. Vintage handkerchiefs, whether lacy confections, sturdy cotton florals, or designer works of art, reflect not only changing tastes, but also our cultural heritage. Wealthy ancient Egyptians, for […]

Gold in the Closets

Gold in the Closets

Buying and Selling Vintage Clothing at Auction By Karen Augusta & Bob Ross Once overlooked by museums and appraisers alike, “vintage” now occupies an increasingly significant position in the world of valued antiques and collectibles. Museums are dusting off the objects that once merely occupied space in their backrooms and are using them to draw […]

Boxborough Paper Town: The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show

BOXBOROUGH, MA – SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Flamingo Eventz is pleased to announce the return of the popular Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Books & Advertising Collectibles Show. This is the original Boxborough Paper Show where you’ll find all things Paper – from classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and […]

Publisher's Corner: September 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Styling the Word Vintage Recently I had the opportunity to attend Augusta Auctions’ May pre-Brimfield Auction, and the Vintage Fashion & Antique Textile Show at the start of July Brimfield week. Truthfully, my previous exposure to the world of “vintage” has been limited. Having seen the word widely (and sometime questionably) applied at antique shows, […]

Hand Picking a Vintage Guitar Collection

Hand Picking a Vintage Guitar Collection

by Alan Greenwood Mankind has been strumming stringed instruments for more than 3,000 years. By the 1780s, after many evolutionary twists and turns (and dead ends) the guitar developed into the six-string Spanish-style instrument we recognize today. As the guitar became more popular and ornate, people began to collect its various forms. For most of […]