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October 2008 Blog Posts (53)

Vintage Indie News - Enter to Win Swanky Swag Giveaway & Vintage Indie Market Vendor info!

Good morning!

A couple of quick announcements

Enter our Swanky Swag Giveaway this week sponsored by The Peach for an adorable cupcake clutch.

Also time is running out if you'd like to be a vendor for the Vintage Indie Market Holiday Edition. Deadline October 25th!

Follow… Continue

Added by Gabreial - Vintage Indie on October 21, 2008 at 9:35am — No Comments



(Pittsfield, Mass.) - Over 450 vintage collectible clocks – many of them exceedingly rare and museum-quality pieces, to include an E. Howard astronomical #61 – will be sold in a two-session sale slated for Saturday, Nov. 8, by Fontaine's Auction Gallery, beginning at 10 a.m. The sale will be held at Fontaine's spacious showroom facility,… Continue

Added by Bob Burke (Fontaine's Auction) on October 21, 2008 at 8:49am — No Comments



It would seem incredible now to anyone back in the late seventies, stood in toys ‘r’ us, staring at the displays of plastic star wars merchandise, that these humble injection moulded plastic items would grow to be the cornerstone of a multi million dollar collectibles industry. George Lucas’ foresight in retaining the merchandising rights to the star wars franchise may have secured his and his company’s financial future, but the simple joys of the toys… Continue

Added by StarWarsStu on October 21, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Vintage Barkcloth Pouches

I have been on a sewing binge making these little pouches out of vintage barkcloth and vintage buttons. They are very simple and inexpensive to make. They are the perfect handmade Christmas gift! Just check out my blog for the inspiration to create, collect and use vintage.



Added by LuAnn Smith on October 19, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Antique Doll Clothes

How to Clean Antique Doll Clothes


Step 1:

Assemble your cleaning supplies. Color test your fabric before you wash it by rubbing a cotton swab dipped in white vinegar on an inconspicuous area of the garment. If you notice any discoloration or bleeding of colors, don't wash the fabric. Use a foam carpet cleaner instead. Apply the foam with a soft brush, allow it to dry and then brush it off with a clean, soft… Continue

Added by Ngo Viet Yen on October 19, 2008 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Antique Camera

Antique cameras or the old cameras are of great demand and attract many photographers. Today’s digital cameras and high technology cameras no doubt give pleasure and quality to the people, but there is a liking of many people to possess antique camera. In early days, the cameras were made up of different materials altogether. The photographic apparatus earlier were made up from metal and plastic. Many stunning cameras were hand crafted by brass, polished wood and leather.…


Added by Dinh Hiep Lee on October 19, 2008 at 10:04am — 2 Comments


It is very important to take good

care of furniture, for instance one

small example is that we have to wash

our clothes, cars , dishes etc,

furniture get dirty too and that

causes wear and tear on them.

It's easy for furniture to get moisture

because of things like water spills on them,

so we have to clean them. Basically there

are specials cleaners available at most

stores and if you still don't find any

you can really find it at a… Continue

Added by PEDRO on October 18, 2008 at 1:19pm — No Comments

how much is my coin worth?

One question that coin collectors unanimously want to know the answer to is “How much is my coin worth?” This question doesn’t come without good reason. As a collector you’ve worked diligently to acquire rare, hard to find coins and deserve an accurate reference point. There are a few ways that one could go about finding the values of their hard earned coins. The web can provide limitless listings of coins and values from all around the world. For example, a simple Google search can yield… Continue

Added by Gino Murin on October 16, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments


For whatever reason, since I was a teenager, Wedgwood has always fascinated me. And as I became an adult, I decided to become a collector. And decided to learn as much as I could about Wedgwood Jasperware as I could. The company was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood. Who was known as "The Father Of English Pottery" He created several different types of pottery, including Queens Ware, named by Queen Charlotte of England, Black Basalt, and Jasperware which has become his most famous. Josiah… Continue

Added by Shana Box on October 16, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Victorian Treasures

To explore Victorian treasures and relics left over from a Victorian lifestyle that have become so collectible today, let’s peek back in time to the Victorian culture from 1837 to1901. Named after Victoria who was born in 1819 and was Queen from 1837 until her death in 1901, the Victorian era was at the height of the Industrial Revolution, a period of noteworthy social, economic, and technological change across the Western World – which is strangely… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on October 16, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Buy Old Coins

Old coins are one of the most important antiques. Many people love to collect old coins all over the world. It is a great hobby indeed. It gives you some ideas about the culture of the people who lived at the period of release of the coin. Old coins are mostly made of metal such as gold, silver and bronze.

Some people buy old coins just for fun. They collect old coins as a hobby.Some people who are antique traders buy old coins and sell them to make huge profits. Sometimes they make… Continue

Added by uma on October 16, 2008 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

How To Clean Coins

Most coin collecting experts agree that there are very few instances where one should attempt to clean coins. One example would be that you have some coins that you know aren't worth much and just want to make them more appealing to carry in your change purse. Cleaning coins can very easily cause them to become scratched, and may reduce any value they have by up to 90%. But if you insist on cleaning a coin and want to minimize any damage to it, I'll share the correct procedure. You are going to… Continue

Added by Lynn on October 16, 2008 at 12:55am — No Comments

Meriden Britannia Company TEAPOT

Hello, I am new to this...but not to finding an antique. This weekend I was looking for an item and came across one I would not have bought or even looked for in the past. I even passed this up at first and went back to the store to buy it. Okay...from what I found out on line it is a Meriden B. Company Quadruple plate TEAPOT set it has hinged lids and it has what I think is Aesthetic style,repousse flowers,etc., I think it is before 1896 because of the stamping on the bottom. It also has a… Continue

Added by Heatray71 on October 15, 2008 at 11:19pm — 4 Comments

Buy old coins

Buying old coins is indeed a very profitable business nowadays. People who are in Antiques trade are making big bucks all over the world. Old coins have great value. Some people are willing to pay huge amount to buy these old coins. It may be their hobby or it may be their passion to collect old coins.

Some buyers buy old coins for the historic value .For example in India the ancient kings used to mint coins with their images on the coins. Some antiques buyers consider it as a… Continue

Added by uma on October 15, 2008 at 6:35am — No Comments

Selling Old Coins

Selling old coins is a very lucrative business. Sometimes you will earn big bucks selling old coins. It is not difficult to collect old coins if you have right contacts all over the world. In fact internet is helping many antiques traders in a big way. They can get all the information about the product over the internet. There is no need to travel extensively in order to sell old coins in the present days. In fact there are many online antiques merchants on the internet.

Old coins… Continue

Added by ganesh on October 15, 2008 at 4:40am — No Comments

Link love given to this site in a national article

Just a quick post to note that I really appreciate a great forum such as iAntiqueonline. I want all of you to know that I've spread a little link love about this site in an article I wrote at the Examiner.com. Here's a link to the article, if you want to multiply the results, consider hitting rating it in one of the many favorites via the green "share this"… Continue

Added by Auctionwally on October 13, 2008 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

Small Town Living

I was born and raised in rural Indiana and small town values are something I hold near and dear to my heart. So when the opportunity came along to write an article for the online magazine Small Town Living, I jumped at the chance. Find more information on my… Continue

Added by LuAnn Smith on October 13, 2008 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments


I have a beautiful quilt that has been in our family for at least 50 years and I was trying to figure out how I should clean it. I know since it is an antique, I need to be really careful about how to clean it, if I clean it at all. I found a lot of help with this on IAntiqueOnline.com. I found out that it is a good idea to seek the advice of a professional textile conservationist first and The American Institute for Conservation, is a good place to start. I also found out that you should never… Continue

Added by conniecush on October 9, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Florida Antique Shops

“Florida Antique Shops”

By: Erin Rondeau

When visiting Florida don’t miss out on our array of Antique Shops. In almost every town in Florida there are dozens of Antique Shops, however not all of them are listed. In Naples, for example there are at least 20 different Antique Shops, but if you did a simple search on the internet for them you would probably find about three. Antique Shops come in many different shapes and sizes here and not all are posted as Antique. A lot of… Continue

Added by Erin on October 9, 2008 at 9:26am — No Comments


When I got married, was the first time that I was introduced to fiestaware. My wife's mother when she was starting her household out had bought the original fiestaware. At the that time it was a very affordable every day dinnerware. They had used it for years, and when they got something better for everyday China they boxed up the old fiestaware and stored it. When we got married my wife asked her mother for the fiestaware to use as our starter everyday dinnerware. I remember for the first 15… Continue

Added by Dana on October 7, 2008 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

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