Plastics (a material that can be formed into rigid objects, films, or filament) morphed throughout the 19th and 20th century. Hundreds of manufacturers and inventors kept improving the medium to meet the demands of a rapidly changing society. Below is a brief roster of plastic milestones throughout the latter part of the 19th century and the 20th century.
In London, 1862, Alexander Parkes unveils the first-ever man-made plastic. Dubbed "Parkesine," it fails due… Continue
Added by Old Luxe, Antiques & Collectible on April 29, 2009 at 12:48pm —
f you are a novas collector or have a penchant for 20th Century phenolic vintage plastic jewelry this passion can be addictive. Therefore, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the various names and terms that are given to phenolic plastics like: Bakelite, Celluloid, and Lucite just to name a few. All plastics, synthetic or natural, can be referred to as a polymer.
Personally, I think vintage plastic jewelry is absolutely fabulous! Take antique Bakelite jewelry for… Continue
Added by Old Luxe, Antiques & Collectible on April 29, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Pierre Marly arrived in the world of the optics around the years 45-50 at a time when the glasses were another starved of affection accessory close to the prosthesis: some forms (round dance, oval), two materials (the acetate and the doubled now), a colour (scale). Pierre Marly is going to change all this and gives a new dimension, creates new completely original forms, introduces the colour into his models.
Pierre Marly is the first person to introduce fashion into the world of eye… Continue
Added by Old Luxe, Antiques & Collectible on April 29, 2009 at 11:42am —
"too tired". Okay, that joke works better when spoken. A bicycle is "two tired"... I know.
Renninger's Antiques Extravaganza in Kutztown, PA is the reason I'm so weary. The show ran April 22 (dealer set-up day, noon to dusk, no selling) and 23rd,24th,25th from 8am to 5pm.
Some dealers tend to make up their own hours. A few didn't arrive until 11am and several felt that 1pm wasn't too early to cover the tables and close up their booths. What's the harm, right? Who cares? ... you… Continue
Added by Les Beyer on April 27, 2009 at 2:54pm —
Silkfair offers very unique gifts that are quite the bargain for any buyer, plenty of benefits and free features to the sellers and now we opened up the Collectibles
' doors. What does this mean? If you remember, some time ago we created special landing pages for antiques
Added by Silkfair on April 27, 2009 at 11:47am —
We are having an unusually warm spell even for North Texas. It was in the 90's this week..........too hot for April, and we're hoping that it's not of sign of things to come. Between the hot weather and finding these 2 fabulous swimsuits one with the coverup.........I've been reminiscing about the summers of my childhood and teen years.
I grew up in the water. Literally. From Memorial Day to Labor Day my family spent every weekend at Lake… Continue
Added by Rita Holcomb Cemetarian on April 25, 2009 at 7:08pm —
In these unusual economic times, Jewelry Camp provides the venue to enhance one’s knowledge of jewelry and the industry, whether to sell, appraise or collect as well as the opportunity to network and make new friends. If you are looking for a position, more knowledge to enhance your current job or, conversely, if you are able to offer an opening to or are looking for new people, then jewelry camp is the place to be.
The aim of Jewelry Camp is to bring interested people from our… Continue
Added by The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, Inc on April 23, 2009 at 9:22am —
Vintage Indie is thrilled to announce our latest project!
We've been hard at work preparing for our second Vintage Indie Market! If your business is in need of a boost we invite you to participate.
Vintage Indie Market & Events Guide: Spring / Summer Edition will be held May 15th through July 15th 2009
The Vintage Indie Market & Guide will be unlike any other you've seen. The Vintage Indie Market will only be curated… Continue
Added by Gabreial - Vintage Indie on April 20, 2009 at 10:08am —
Added by Collectique on April 20, 2009 at 9:00am —
I was stuck inside with two small children and a cranky husband this weekend. I couldn't sew fast enough!
*Cold dreary weather
*2 small children
*Mom on the edge
*Vintage bark cloth
*Vintage crocheted trim
You'll find it here.
For more info, check out… Continue
Added by LuAnn Smith on April 19, 2009 at 7:59pm —
What you don’t know can often make you the most money. Here is an example of what I am talking about. It was your typical Tuesday night at Direct Auction in Chicago and as I was roaming around I spotted something different. At first I thought that it was a broken bowling trophy. There was a wooden base that had a glass sculpture attached to it but the glass was broken. I pieced it up just to see why anyone would consign a piece like this to auction?…
Added by Daryle Lambert on April 18, 2009 at 9:32am —
A favorite among Haviland China lovers is the Romeo Blank with double gold trim - identified by Arlene Schleiger as Schleiger 304.
The blank is the piece of china before it is decorated - the white ware - with its shape and embossing defined. The Romeo Blank - Schleiger 300 - is gently scalloped with some rim embossing. However, this blank really comes into its own with the variation - Schleiger 304 - with the double gold… Continue
Added by Holly Lane Antiques on April 15, 2009 at 10:43pm —
Very good condition.
60 pieces; service for 12.
Added by Kelly Adams on April 15, 2009 at 6:07pm —
Added by Kelly Adams on April 15, 2009 at 6:06pm —
Set of 12 Colleen sherry glasses.
Set of 12 Colleen goblets.
They value at $79 each.
Altogether they are worth $1,900. I would be willing to sell these for $1,700 or best offer.
These are all in mint condition and in original packaging.
Added by Kelly Adams on April 15, 2009 at 10:00am —
Just in case this is not public knowledge. There will be an Auction of Michael Jackson's vast treasures from his NeverLand Ranch.
Find some information about the auction at the sites below.
Added by Sofie on April 15, 2009 at 9:30am —
R.J. HORNER CLOCK SELLS FOR $97,750 AT MULTI-ESTATE SALE HELD APRIL 4 BY FONTAINE’S AUCTION GALLERY
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) - A monumental, 10-foot-tall carved oak grandfather clock by R. J. Horner soared to $97,750 at a multi-estate sale held April 4 by Fontaine's Auction Gallery. The clock was the top earner of the more than 400 lots that changed hands in a sale that grossed over $1.4 million. The auction was held at Fontaine's spacious gallery, located at 1485 Housatonic Street… Continue
Added by Fontaine's Auction Gallery on April 14, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Registration is filling up quickly for the 30th Annual Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, Inc. Registration is limited to 175 Students. Discounts available for groups and students and are taken by phone or email. Please visit www.jewelrycamp.org for more info or call Sandy Lewand at 631-471-1922. We will also be hosting a Dealer's Night during the conference that runs July 17th thru the 19th tables are limited!
Added by The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, Inc on April 14, 2009 at 9:31am —
hello I'm looking for the rest of the spoons like the ones above, they may be called sporks. if you have any you'd sell, I'd buy them. I included a picture of the same figures as candle holders so you could see what I'm looking for. I'm trying to get three of each of the four colors. if they dont work with the color I'd still buy if I dont have… Continue
Added by Denise on April 13, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Fontaine's Auction Gallery - Collectors Dream Auction! May 2 2009 Unreserved Antique Discovery Estate Auction
You have to be at Fontaine's Antique Auction Gallery to BID LIVE - no internet, no phone bids, no absentee bidding!
Fontaine's Auction Gallery
1485 W Housatonic St
Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA
Unreserved Antique Discovery Estate Auction May 2nd 2009
Session 1 11am Saturday May 2nd 2009
Previews Friday May 1… Continue
Added by Fontaine's Auction Gallery on April 13, 2009 at 3:30pm —