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Surfing online auctions for finds can be fun. I do it all the time, seeking things I want, both for resale and for personal use.
Online auctions are to me the virtual Big Flea Market and as in a real flea market one must wade through tons of miscellany to spot the finds.
It's faster and more convenient to do it online of course and yet, there are some things about auction listings that do annoy me.
Perhaps you too?
I shop mostly for silver…Continue
Posted on September 19, 2012 at 2:21pm — 18 Comments
The Silver Standard was a periodical issued by 1847 Rogers silverware manufacturers to their retailers for many years. It came out in small book volumes each year, mainly showing what the company was doing in advertisements to support their retailers, with many fine images of their wares. It is believed that the last issues of the…Continue
Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:24pm
There were in the good/bad old days many products we wouldn't dream of using today, at least not for the reasons advertised.
But, oh, were they ever ADVERTISED back then!
Some of these products are still around. The media would likely be severely criticized if the products were presented as in the old ads though.
Have a little chuckle on how the public was invited to diet with tape worms, blow smoke in the face of a date, eat lard, and…Continue
Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:28am
On my silver flatware website I feature all kinds of silver utensils. Most styles or types are familiar to us but there are some not often used in the U.S.
Like special forks and knives for fish dishes. A lovely shell pattern silver-plated fish dining set by John Biggin of Sheffield, England, is offered on my site. Although it is vintage new-old stock, in uncirculated (never…Continue
Posted on October 15, 2011 at 7:16pm — 4 Comments
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