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February 2010 Blog Posts (43)

A Gaggle of Interests, February 28, 2010











1. Griffin Trading, Dallas, Biedermeier Secretaire Cabinet



The shop’s proprietor heard a “wow” after my gaze at this when I entered her store. “If that wow was for the Biedermeier secretaire, let me show you the inside,” I heard, still

looking at the cabinet.…

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Added by Eric Miller on February 28, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Holidays - Hallmark or Historical?

While many holidays are based on a historical or religious significant event, others are seen as manufactured for commercial purposes. Hallmark, who celebrates their 100th year in 2010, is seen as the leader in capitalizing on manufactured holidays. What do you think?



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Added by Ellene Meece on February 28, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Grandma's Breakfront for sale

Anybody interested in a Cherry wood convex/beveled glass breakfront from the 1920-1930s? or a matching cherry, marble-topped drum table?

Added by Patty Burns on February 27, 2010 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

Historic Mansion Setting for Central Ohio’s Foremost Antique Show

In a few short months a country estate where presidents Warren G.
Harding and Calvin Coolidge once dined and Paderewski and Rachmaninoff
both performed will host Central Ohio’s foremost antique and Gardening
show. Antiques & Gardening at Bryn Du will be held May 14-16, 2010
at Bryn Du Mansion in Granville. http://www.brynduantiques.com

Added by Eric Miller on February 27, 2010 at 12:14pm — No Comments

A Visit to the Trinity Antique District

Comparing what’s available in the Dallas area to finds in the Northeast

and Mid-Atlantic regions, generally the merchandise weighs heavily on

English and secondarily French imports. Most of what’s on display in

Dallas seems to have arrived on containers from Europe. One shop, Lots

of Furniture, offers a large selection of brown, carved furniture,

mostly oak circa 1890-1910. While I did yearn to find more things

American, the fact…
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Added by Eric Miller on February 27, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

This great Steiff find is certain to bug you

Everyone has one. That elusive, hard-to-find Steiff item that tops a collector's wish list for years. For some Steiff… Continue

Added by Steiffgal on February 27, 2010 at 11:14am — No Comments

Vintage or Reproduction. There is a market out there for both



I know as soon as everyone starts reading this they will probably start snarling at me, but read this with an open mind.

There is one thing I…

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Added by Elsiesmom Collectibles Gifts on February 24, 2010 at 6:43pm — 2 Comments

Will I take how much ?? and other funny stories from behind the counter.........

Anyone noticing how more and more customers (not dealers) are asking for a discount on items. I am not talking about items priced over $20-$25, I am talking about items priced as low as $5 or less. Looking around anyone can tell this is not a Flea Market or a Yard Sale, did they misread the sign that…

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Added by Elsiesmom Collectibles Gifts on February 24, 2010 at 6:34pm — 3 Comments

VSADA and Phoenix Antique Dealers Appraisal Fairs

The Phoenix Antique Dealer members of VSADA will be holding an appraisal fair in April 2010 at the Merchant Square Antique Mall in Chandler Arizona. Date and time will be added at a later date. http://www.vsada.com/

Added by VSADA Phoenix Antique Dealers on February 24, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Greater Phoenix AZ Valley of the Sun Antique Dealer Association

Last night the VSADA greater Phoenix Antique Dealer Association meeting was held at the Antique Plaza Annex in downtown Mesa AZ. We had a great turnout, with dealers from across the valley in attendance. We are planning an Appraisal fair in April at the Merchant Square Antique Mall Chandler should be fun. We enjoy seeing the treasures of our friends in the Valley. ttp://www.vsada.com/

Added by Michelle's Antiques on February 24, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

OUTSOURCING: WHO REALLY MADE IT? Fred Taylor: The Furniture Detective

OUTSOURCING: WHO REALLY MADE IT? Fred Taylor: The Furniture Detective

One if the most frequently asked questions about a piece of older and antique furniture is, "Who made it?" That seems to be a reasonable question

along with the other basic inquiries of "How old is it?" and

"What is it…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on February 23, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Had enough of winter already? Try a little spring, Steiff-style!

Steiffgal sees this note from reader as a sign that spring, and the arrival of the Easter Bunny, are at least on horizon. Could this inquiry be the "hare-binger" of warmer weather and all the lovely things it brings about around these parts? Check it out and… Continue

Added by Steiffgal on February 22, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Vintage cook book. need help...

Hello:

i bought a vintage cook book titled imperial cook book. i am trying to research it to see approx how old it is and maybe on a fair price i could sell it for. iam having no luck. if anyone could help me out on this please let me know. this is a hard back book and has some very unusual receipts in it. i have talked to one person about the book and as far as he can see is that it is sometime around the turn of the century. the book is very old and fragile. the first 6 to 8 pages…

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Added by Jonathan Grimmett on February 21, 2010 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

marks

hi everyone- does anyone know of a site where i can find pictures of marks on china made in italy? I have a piece here with a U and Z in a circle along with B.102 in gold hand written the odd shape bowl has a green and black oval (over 1 inch) stone in the center....thanks for all help I can get on this. my email is bambacatnana@gmail.com Jeannie

Added by Jeannie Ferebee on February 21, 2010 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

mid centuary modern

My grandmother gave me her beautiful bedroom set. I have searched everywhere and I can't find out anything about it. It has a very low profile bookcase headboard that is curved and has slated sliding doors. The head board is eight feet long and the nightstands tuck underneath. The furniture is very heavy with dove tailed drawers, The matching dresser is also 8 feet long with 9 curved drawers three of them hidden by two doors. The knobs on the drawers are spherical in antique brass or bronze.… Continue

Added by Margaret Powell on February 21, 2010 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

What value would you place on a rare "UNDERWOOD" typewriter c.1896 - 1897? Please provide info supporting your answer.

The information that I found online seem to indicate that there were only a few in circulation before 1901 as the early model had 76-key strokes and later models such as the "UNDERWOOD #3 Featured keys for addition and subtraction. The online sourch that I found are provided in the link that I'm providing with this question. please post any helpful information as soon as you can. Thank so much. Rescuelifeproducts, Robert Nelson Jones.… Continue

Added by rescuelifeproducts on February 21, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Special Glass Issue Coming in April

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles is planning a special April issue focusing on glass. We will be distributing copies to the members of the National American Glass Club at their annual convention and also at the Westchester Glass Show coming up in April. Articles by Jane Shadel Spillman curator of American Glass at the Corning museum and Jeffrey S. Evans, auctioneer, will help us in our mission to educate a new generation of collectors.…

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Added by Journal of Antiques on February 18, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Do you know what stinks about Steiff?

...their skunks!

It is completely understandable that most people just don't have a warm spot in their hearts for these odiferous omnivores. But before you take a black or white stand on these critters, just take a look at these sweet (
if not sweetly scented) Steiff skunks. Perhaps these versions ala Steiff may just change your point of view!… Continue

Added by Steiffgal on February 18, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Olympic Stamps & Pins



I'm personally not a collector of Summer or Winter Olympic collectibles, but I found a couple of stamps I forgot I had.

I just posted them in my latest blog post.



I also found out that Olympic pins are a hot collectible.

I provide a link to an Olympic Pin Collectors group at my blog as well.



You can find out more by going to my blog at: …

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Added by MyVintageGeneration on February 17, 2010 at 3:31pm — No Comments

WANT TO SALE SOME ANTIQUES OF MY PARENTS

HI, MY NAME IS SUE! I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PLACE WHERE SOMEONE WOULD APPRECIATE A FEW ANTIQUES I HAVE THAT I REALLY NEED TO SELL!

I HAVE A FULL SIZE HAND CARVED BED FROM THE 1800'S WITH A WASHBASIN THAT HAS 2 DRAWERS AND A MIRROR. I HAVE AN ANTIQUE SCHOOL DESK, AND AN ANTIQUE MANTLE CLOCK THAT WAS MY GRANDMOTHERS.

I ALSO HAVE A BILLY THE KID STATUE THAT WAS HAND CARVED IN THE 1950'S BY WORLD RENOWN ARTIST "DEE FLAGG"! IF INTERESTED IM AT SUESUEMC@YAHOO.COM I have also added some… Continue

Added by susan mcfarland on February 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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