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October 2008 Blog Posts (53)

How to clean oil paintings

Surely you’ve noticed that some of your antique oil paintings appear dark or dirty. Perhaps it’s crossed your mind that you should try cleaning the piece to enhance its beauty. Although there are some cases where cleaning is appropriate, it’s highly recommended that you don’t attempt to clean any oil paintings on your own. Your best option is to take the painting to a professional, who can tell you if there’s any way to improve the condition. You can check http://iantiqueonline.com for general… Continue

Added by AC12 on October 6, 2008 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment


Hi friends, what is an antique? In 1930 the U.S. Government ruled that objects had to be at least a 100 year old to be classified as an antique. Then here is a classic example of antique. Tirupati Balaji temple was believed to be built about 2000 years back. The exact beginning of this temple is still a matter of debate, but as per the available… Continue

Added by pdkamath on October 6, 2008 at 11:48am — No Comments

Antique Carnival Glass

My attraction to carnival glass began at an early age. As a child in the 1970’s, I remember sitting on the carpet of my grandmother’s modest parlor and looking with fascination, at the ruffled blue carnival glass bowl which sat on her coffee table. The iridescent sheen reminded me of bubbles and oil slicks. Many years later when my grandmother passed, a note folded into her will, bequeathed the bowl to me.

Most carnival glass was made between 1907-1925. It was an affordable pressed… Continue

Added by rubydog on October 6, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Cleaning out the vintage house!

I'm trying to make room for the Holidays by doing a little housecleaning. I also have an exciting opportunity coming up and I'm going to really have to scale back a little. Don't worry, it's just a little. I want to combine my etsy stores back in to one and will be cleaning out some of my vintage items over the next few weeks. I listed a few on ebay today just to get the ball… Continue

Added by LuAnn Smith on October 6, 2008 at 9:21am — 2 Comments

How to clean coins

Have you recently started collecting coins? You’re probably wondering about how to clean some of your antique coins that appear to be in poor condition. The most sincere advice for you is that you really shouldn’t clean your coins at all. Many beautiful coins have been permanently damaged by individuals attempting to clean them. The value of your coins probably won’t increase with cleaning anyways, so your best to leave them as they are. However, if you really think that a cleaning would be… Continue

Added by AC12 on October 5, 2008 at 10:57pm — No Comments

See a price report on a New England antiques live auction

See what really goes on and the prices that antiques bring at a Yankee New England auction. By keeping track of live auctions, you can get a feel for what the antiques market is thinking and what things are REALLY worth as determined by the market place.

See an article on the report by clicking here.…


Added by Auctionwally on October 5, 2008 at 2:20pm — 3 Comments

Antique Shops

I am thrilled to have found this website as I just love antiques and antique shopping. When we go on vacation I always drag my husband into every antique shop I can find. We live in Arizona and love to travel up north to get out the heat and there are lots of small towns with great antique stores. A few years ago I started collecting antique salt and pepper shakers and have found out a lot of interesting things about this collectible along the way. The prices aren't really too high either for… Continue

Added by susan williams on October 5, 2008 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Collectible Bottles

Perfume bottles are some of the most sought-after, beautiful valuable and collectible bottles in existence. From the Art Deco classics of Guerlain, to the minimalist modern designs of L’eau d’Issey or Gucci Rush, there is something to suit everyone’s taste or budget. These bottles are redolent of the sensual luxury of perfume itself, and have probably been in demand since people were first wearing scent. And some perfume bottles area far older than you might expect: Venetian and Murano glass… Continue

Added by Alatariel on October 5, 2008 at 12:39pm — No Comments

antique costume jewelry

Antique Costume Jewelry is one of my favorite things to collect. I love the designs of the clip on earrings, the gaudy but beautiful rings and bracelets, and the delicate necklaces. My most prized piece of costume jewelry is something my grandmother gave me when I turned thirteen. It is a silver plated ring with a huge blossom on the top covered in silver plate and the tiniest speckles of colored stones, different colors, such as pink, blue, green, red, etc. It looks like a confetti covered… Continue

Added by Caitlin on October 5, 2008 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Antique McCoy Cookie Jars

Have you seen some beautiful antique cookie jars by McCoy? Perhaps you even own one for yourself. Using fun characters, the cookie jar designs are simple but elegant. However, there's a lot of interesting history behind this company. Although McCoy goes far back in history, it was in April 1910 that the company was offically established as a stoneware business. J.W. McCoy and his son, Nelson, initially called their new company McCoy Sanitary Stoneware Company, which lasted through most of the… Continue

Added by AC12 on October 5, 2008 at 12:31pm — No Comments

On line auctions

On line auctions are taking over the way consumers shop. Sites that offer an online marketplace in which to buy and sell have redefined the way that people shop. Due to the influx of low quality and manmade antiques, people have lost a lot of confidence in these marketplaces as well. Yet, people continually shop there.

To this end, it is vitally important for people to research the marketplace as well as the items they are buying before they make a purchase of any kind. With the advent of… Continue

Added by Kaidafyre on October 5, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

Antique Stoves Tell History

People can tell a lot when they look at antique stoves because they tell history and show how the times have changed. There is actually a ride that shows the changes in history and one of the first things you notice is the change in stoves. First was the cast iron stove in the 1700's. When we look at this type of stove today we say, wow how would someone use that. In the 19th century a fireplace or a cook stove were actually installed in some houses. This way people could begin using cooking… Continue

Added by Val on October 5, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments


(Pittsfield, Mass.) - A splendid period Queen Anne lowboy, made around 1750 in New Hampshire and with front ball-and-claw feet and the original brass hardware, is the expected headliner at a multi-estate sale slated for Saturday, Oct. 18, by Fontaine's Auction Gallery. The lowboy, showing great proportions at 31-1/2 inches tall by 31-1/2 inches wide, will probably fetch $80,000-$120,000.

“We got this fine piece out of a private home in New York,” said John Fontaine of Fontaine's Auction… Continue

Added by Bob Burke (Fontaine's Auction) on October 1, 2008 at 9:32am — No Comments

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