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ANTIQUE SHOPS IN DOWNTOWN MESA AZ

Antique Shopping In Downtown Mesa AZ

There are now more options available for  Antique Collectors and Decorators along Main Street in Downtown Mesa.  Antiques Shops, we now have 7 great stores in addition to New Coffee Shops, Bakeries, Restaurants, Record Shop and Boutiques and…

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Added by Michelle's Antiques on April 21, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

Always buying, Consigning and Trading Antique and Vintage items!

Buying, Consigning and Trading Vintage and Antique: Furniture, Jewelry, Militaria, Nauritcal, Signage and Advertising, Gold/Silver and Coins, Primitives, American and German Cameras, Carved Woodworking, Retro, vintage and antique collectibles, Musical Instruments, Phones, Old Photos and more.

Please call or text 774-237-7433 or email hacquick@ gmail.com

Added by Peter vanEsselstyn on April 20, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

The best antiques in Maine

http://www.rjorgensen.com/

Added by Travis on April 17, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Richard Begay. Creating Native American Navajo Jewelry Treasures.

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Added by Jewelry Quest on March 14, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

My Non Vintage Activities as a Recycle / Repurposing Artisan ...

Two things that make me really happy are fossicking and making. When not out looking for vintage wares for my online shop I love to make things using old or discarded materials. Current favorites are…

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Added by Suzi Coward on February 12, 2017 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Space Memorabilia collectables of the 50’s

Just thought I would share this info with everybody. eH

During  the 50’s – 60’s there was a space race to the moon.

Major companies saw this as a good opportunity to commemorate and cash in on the hype. Many major companies started to produce lines of furniture, toys, light fixture, comic book, still & mechanical rocket ship banks, movies, coins, dolls, even some Countries put out postage stamps and the list goes on. Some items you can still buy new today, so nostalgia…

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Added by dave wettlaufer on December 27, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Military Collectables

Here at AC Silver we have a large collection of military collectables, ranging from brooches and charms to silver vases and large scale presentation trophies.

Items related to military service are highly collectable for many reasons; one of them simply being that such a high percentage of people have an affinity or connection to the military or to…

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Added by AC Silver Antiques on November 23, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments

Silver Smoking Accessories

Here at AC Silver, we are certainly not in the business of encouraging anyone to smoke, however we know that many of our customers enjoy antique items which are unusual, quirky and reminiscent of a bygone era. Our selection of silver smoking accessories certainly fit the bill.

Some of you may or may not even enjoy a cigar, or know of…

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Added by AC Silver Antiques on October 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Clean a Diamond Ring

How to Clean a Diamond Ring at Home

There are many old wives’ tales regarding the best way to make a diamond sparkle, and how to clean rings in particular – which attract lots of dust and debris from being worn on the hand, and are usually worn more often than other items of jewellery. Especially diamond solitaire rings, as these are often worn as engagement rings and are…

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Added by AC Silver Antiques on October 19, 2016 at 10:37am — No Comments

History Of Navajo Native American Jewelry

A Brief History Of Navajo Native American Jewelry…

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Added by Jewelry Quest on October 18, 2016 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

GROUPS up to Moderate!

These GROUPS are available to become the moderator. I am at a point where I have taken on too many other responsibilities and can't take care of them and will not be able to moderate anymore. It's been a good experience. I was here at the very beginning of this site and have enjoyed learning and sharing. If interested, please contact : C. Dianne Zweig



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Added by Ellene Meece on September 2, 2016 at 5:25pm — No Comments

eBay Classifieds online is closing

at the end of September so they are not accepting new ads. I was directed to Close5 which is a cell phone app which I can't use. Boo on eBay!

Added by Lillian Dunbar on August 31, 2016 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Antique Carved Japanese Netsukes

Netsuke originated in 17th century Japan as a means for men who wore robes known as kimono, which lacked pockets, to hold their belongings. Containers called "sagemono"—pouches, woven baskets, or beautifully crafted boxes called "inro"—were attached to the robes' sashes with cords and fasteners known as netsuke.…

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Added by Michelle's Antiques on August 21, 2016 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment

Rail Road Date Nails

                                                          Haunted railway dated nails

At an automotive swap meet where everybody brings {supposedly} automotive related items for sale but, on occasion, you can find some unusual finds.

On this occasion I met a vendor with a wooden box filled with, well, I don’t know what they were. The vendor spotted me looking at these odd nails and came over and said,” do you know what they are?” Nope. He told me the story of when Great Western…

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Added by dave wettlaufer on August 4, 2016 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

Antique Article

The reasons why antiques stay alive.



BY: RAMIRO VALDEZ



Based on my personal knowledge, experience and opinion.





Antiquities are, items that have survive, the test of time. They were made by someone or something who gave them life. A life to inspire, entertain, decorate, to be used, to be read, to record and define something or someone in life. Not all were made with a value in mind, but history gave it a place and a time. All the persons who bought them,… Continue

Added by Ramiro m. Valdez on July 23, 2016 at 9:06pm — 2 Comments

My Childrens' Toy Musk Ox was Sold to Another Thrift Store Client

I yesterday went to a thrift store that I used to visit several years ago. The store was very busy with clients on a Sunday and I spent a long time looking thru lots of collectibles.  The only things I found were a very clean used childrens' Musk Ox toy that had a baby Ox on top and a Yamaha Baroque Alto recorder.  The Musk Ox was large and I asked the cashier to hold it for me.  I later walked to the cashier and went to pay for both when I sadly found out that they'd sold my Musk Ox to…

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Added by Mark D Swartz on July 18, 2016 at 8:36am — No Comments

Antique Camera Case or what?

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Added by T Shoemaker on July 7, 2016 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Woodmark Original CREWELL WingBack Chairs

A pair of chairs,hand embroidery.Comes with the book.Original Woodmark Wingback Chairs,Beautiful.Excellent condition,clean.1977.Blue Asking 1200. for the pair

Added by Teresa kukasky on June 22, 2016 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Clarice Cliff

If you like the 1930s you can't go past the beautiful items that were created by Clarice Cliff.  There are some stunning pieces which for that time were advanced and today Clarice Cliff has become very collectable and still in demand some 80 or more years later.

Added by Ester Surija on April 18, 2016 at 7:23pm — No Comments

HOW TO IDENTIFY AUTHENTICITY OF ANTIQUE CHINESE FURNITURE?

THE FOLLOWING ARE BASIC ELEMENTS THAT YOU NEED TO USE IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANTIQUE CHINESE FURNITURE.

#1: LOOK AT THE PATINA AND WEAR OF THE PIECE DELICATELY: THE PATINA AND WEAR OF ANTIQUE FURNITURE COME WITH THE AGE. THE PATINA AND THE WEAR OF THE PIECE SHALL LOOK UNEVENLY AND SCATTER TO THE AREA THAT MORE EXPOSED TO DAILY USE (MOSTLY ON THE SURFACE OR FRONT OF THE PIECE). THE BACK AND SIDES OF THE PIECE…

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Added by Sorenna Chen on April 15, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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