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April 2009 Blog Posts (40)

Miniature Gold Flute in Black Box w)Red Velvet Bed

Looks like a pen, but it's not. Just a replica. 6 inches long. No moving parts, except mouth piece comes off.
I will be getting some pictures up soon.
I'm new and mostly trying to learn about value. Any ideas?
Laura

Added by Laura Ann Hollis on April 9, 2009 at 2:11am — No Comments

Growing up "Antique" ...Egads! Here Comes Peter Cottontail...

Easters from my childhood were magical... Frilly dresses, brand new white patent leather shoes, Easter egg hunts at church, coloring eggs with Mom and Dad and the virtual cornucopia of treats encased in our colorful baskets.



My mom always saw to it that our Easter outfits were very special. I think she dressed me up more at Easter than at any other holiday because she was tired of the dark dungarees, corduroys and sweaters of our Michigan winter. I think, too, that this was her way… Continue

Added by Terri Weaver - So Dear 2 My Heart on April 8, 2009 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

Phil Austin watercolor print.

I have a Phil Austin waltercolor, by the title of Brook Mill, Spring, it is No. SC-242. I haved looked at a great deal of his prints, but haven't come across this one. I would like to know the history and value of this print. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Added by Cheryl E. Wilson on April 6, 2009 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

Chicago Antique Market Memorial Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE













RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL

BRINGS SPRING CHIC FASHION TRENDS AND

WIDE ARRAY OF BREATHTAKING ANTIQUES

TO WEST LOOP MAY 23-24



New for 2009: The Oprah Store to Offer Signature Items At the Market



May Market Features the Annual Garden Party Theme with

Great Vintage Treasures for Outdoor Living and Exciting Décor



CHICAGO – Chicago’s beloved Randolph Street Market Festival opens… Continue

Added by Chicago Antique Market on April 6, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Chicago's Big Swap Bonanza At Soldier Field's Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2009



CONTACT: Julie Rusin

Julie Rusin PR, Inc.



773.244.3776



julie@julierusinpr.com



BIG SWAP BONANZA, CHICAGO’S BIGGEST YARD SALE COMES TO SOLIDER FIELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 2nd





Calling all Vendors – Vendor Space is Now Available For Reservation





CHICAGO – “Dump the stationary bike that doubles as a clothing valet, get rid of those piles of Barney videos, recycle all your Jenna Bush… Continue

Added by Chicago Antique Market on April 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hallmark Image log

Hi. I would like to discuss the benefits of having a hallmark image help center on iantiqueonline.



This tool would be a "for all" groups help center where visual images of hallmarks from items brought to iantiqueonline would be logged.



The image of the hallmarks and support data would serve as a quick guide to future user of iantiqueonline user.

This body of images would grow on a daily basis and would be a very valuable resource in the future for all.



What… Continue

Added by rescuelifeproducts on April 6, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Kitsch, Kitschy, Kitchen - Sentimental Art

Kitchy Kitchen Art



"Kitsch Kitchen" by Janet Hill - Janet Hill Studio



Shop more paintings at Janet Hill's Studio Shop.



Kitsch is the German and Yiddish word denoting art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an existing style… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on April 5, 2009 at 10:50pm — No Comments

$5 Deal of the Day

I wasn't even going to go to any garage sales today. I have work to do here at the house, and the weather was crappy this morning. But...it's Saturday, and there's ritual and habits to consider...so I told myself I would go for just a little bit. Maybe hit a couple of places and call it good. I checked Craigslist...church sale two neighborhoods away. Good. That's close to my favorite thrift store. I can kill two birds with one stone. I tell my husband I have my cell, and not to worry, I won't… Continue

Added by Colleen Smith on April 5, 2009 at 4:40pm — 6 Comments

Identifying Antique Haviland Limoges Patterns - I -





There is nothing quite like Antique Haviland Limoges China with its delicate nature and charming floral patterns. There are hundreds of patterns most with many variations of color or blank which makes identifying the pattern quite difficult.



Often times the patterns are so similar and on the same blank they appear to be the same. Look closely at the two cups and saucers… Continue

Added by Holly Lane Antiques on April 5, 2009 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

A collection of cookbooks feeds the soul

When the holidays roll around, and it’s time to start digging out all my favorite family recipes, I am always surprised to discover all the cookbooks I have gathered through the years.

What started as a way for me to learn some much-needed kitchen skills boiled down to a collection I didn’t even know I had.

I am pretty sure it started when my husband’s aunt loaned me her “Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.”

The well-worn pages and side… Continue

Added by Kymberly King on April 4, 2009 at 10:08am — No Comments

Patti Bros., Route 20, Sudbury, MA - Gave me the wrong bulbs for my lamp and refused to fix the lamp

Hello,



I ordered light bulbs for a lamp. I was given a box of bulbs and tried to put them in my lamp. The bulbs did not work. When I took them back the said they gave me the wrong box. I then put the right bulbs in the lamp it would not work. I took the lamp to the store and was told that they could not fix my lamp, and refused to look at. They gave me the wrong bulbs that destroyed my lamp and would not even try to fix my lamp. Patti Bros. refused to take responsibility for their… Continue

Added by Irene Levitt on April 3, 2009 at 5:59pm — 10 Comments

'Going Green' With Estate Sales...

I'm finding myself wanting to expand on comments I'm leaving on friends' blogs today!

I find that there are more people attending estate sales, and the line ups are horrendous!!! More people are watching their money, so it isn't just antique 'pickers' like myself who are attending. More people are furnishing their homes with vintage.

Due to the economy, I think more people are 'going green' without realizing it. For example, I've seen a young couple looking for furniture for their… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on April 2, 2009 at 7:10pm — 2 Comments

Help me out here.

I have a pocket watch, with the makers name of Sheffield, it is swiss made and shockresistant. The outer case is gold and silver in color, and opens in the shape of a {lady bug}, with the glob engraved on it. Minus a picture can anyone tell anything about this watch ?

Added by Cheryl E. Wilson on April 2, 2009 at 6:29pm — 2 Comments

A peek into what makes me tick....

Well, I have added some photos of the things I love most...my beloved lamps. :) As you may have noticed, I collect mostly antique oil/kerosene lamps from the late 1800's early 1900's. I enjoy almost anything and everything from that era. I truly enjoy uranium glass too...as you may notice from the pictures there is quite a bit around my home. My husband enjoys this hobby with me and we collect together. At present, I am looking for another Imperial Zipper Loop Carnival glass lamp so if anyone… Continue

Added by Lynn on April 2, 2009 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

Vintage Lucite Forbidden Fruit Apple Brooch pin and Earring set



I have up for eBay bidding this Vintage Lucite Forbidden Fruit Apple Brooch pin and Earring set. It is very noticeable and sparkling with fuchsia rhinestones and has fragments of green enamel on the stems and leaves. The earring clips and the pin on the back of the brooch still work very well. There is some wear or tarnish on the metal. This set has amazing sparkle and twinkling glitz. This piece is unsigned. You are certain to get many… Continue

Added by Lynnie Lou on April 2, 2009 at 9:21am — No Comments

Vintage Florenza Revival Brooch & Earring Set, signed



Isn't this so gorgeous! I'm selling it on eBay and check out the Lucite Forbidden Fruit set too!!



I have a Gorgeous Vintage Florenza Revival Brooch & Earring Set, signed



A Vintage, 1960’s Florenza Victorian Revival Brooch pin & Earring Set made of Ruby Red Faceted Stones & Faux Opal Cabochons. No doubt, this is absolutely fabulous and a great example of Florenza jewelry! The large vintage brooch & clip… Continue

Added by Lynnie Lou on April 2, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

An Evaluation of the Benefits Associated with Joining Iantiqueonline, What stands out mostly?

It is now time to tell your experience !



I have noticed that most people who have logged-in and joined the many groups on Iantiqueonline exibit excitement and other traits. Is it possible that there are hidden benefits associated with this social network?

The question continued to occur to me so I thought it would be nice to ask those who have share this site with me and the rest the world.



To get things started, let's evaluate at least three areas of possible… Continue

Added by rescuelifeproducts on April 2, 2009 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

NOT SOLD at Online Auctions: Why Not?

Hello again, IAO'lers,



It's Spring time again and the cleaning urge strikes us. Time to clean the house, the yard, the office, and, yes--the website.



Are our featured prices in keeping with today's market? What used to sell for much more is suddenly selling for much less. How do we know if we should lower prices and by how much?



A little market research won't hurt. There's no better place to do it than on the Net where prices are posted for the world to… Continue

Added by Liz Bryman on April 1, 2009 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

Red Wing Pottery Road Show in Red WIng, MN

The Red Wing Collectors Society along the Red WIng Pottery Museum and a local Society chapter will be holding a Red Wing Pottery Road Show at the Pottery Place Center on May 16 from 1pm to 4pm.

Pottery Place Center
2000 Old West Main St.
Red Wing MN 55066

Added by Red Wing Collectors Society on April 1, 2009 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Ebay Closes in on their monopoly

“Cash, checks, and other non-secure methods aren't allowed for most eBay purchases, with a few exceptions.”





This is a direct quote from eBay’s payment policies. Their concern, so they say, is that too many buyers have been cheated by unscrupulous sellers. This may be so, but we think there is another reason behind this. Since eBay owns PayPal we suspect they might be driving sellers and buyers to use that form of payment so they can earn more fees.





“The fastest… Continue

Added by Antique Spider on April 1, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

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