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LEARNING FROM DAD
My name is Kyle Clark. I'm what you would call a beginner when it comes to antiques. My interest started about 10 years ago when I was around 13-15 years old. I was introduced to, what I only knew it as at the time, "Depression Glass" by my father. His friend had a fairly large collection of about 50 pieces or so that we displayed in a nice open display cabinet. He had lined it with black lights, and this is where my fascination began. When…Continue
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER ZEE MINK -FULLER
Introducing Zee ( Zazzy Zee, Divine Dumpster Diva and of course Purposeful Repurposer).
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS Aaron and Gail Ziegler: Country Creations Antiques
In Their words: our story that started 40 + years ago
How It Started
My wife, Gail, wanted to go back to work when our daughter started kindergarten. I found an ad for a small craft shop that was being sold by the owner. It was close to where we lived and we made a deal and purchased her inventory for $1,000.00 and rented the…Continue
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER TANYA VINCENT OF REDDING CALIFORNIA
sent to our Spotlight editor by Tanya
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER BRUCE HAYDEN
In his own words:
I started picking when I was about 11 years old with my grandparents. Every Friday night they would pick me up and we would go to a local auction house (it was actually an old debilitated shed) but nonetheless we went. I remember the first time I placed a bid on an item, it was a cheap Chinese made lock blade knife about 3 inches long. I was…Continue
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SPOTLIGHT ON MISCHELLE HACKWORH OF PAINTSVILLE, KY
Introducing Treasures On Main
Treasures On Main in Paintsville, KY is a 20,000 sq ft Antique Mall. My family and I bought this non-existent business 2 years ago and have changed it tremendously. We have always dabbled in Vendors Malls and enjoyed the experience so why not save this one. Our building is in the old historic G.C. Murphy building from…Continue
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER ESTHER LANE (in her own words)
Losing My Job
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER DEANNA MOYERS
Vintage Touch - My Story
My Interest In Antiques Goes Back To Childhood
I remember being drawn to antiques & older type things even as a child. When visiting my grandma, I was always bringing home some little treasure that she allowed me to have, whether it was an old ledger from days gone by or some other trinket that attracted my attention. There was…
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SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER MIKE COOK SPRINGFIELD MO
My Company Was Downsizing
By JOHN STRAUSBAUGH
EVERY morning Jim Linderman gets up in his home in the…Continue
SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBER DEBBIE KEYS OF WHITE RIVER SALVAGE, CENTERVILLE INDIANA
Introducing White River Salvage
Hello, my name is Debbie Keys and I owe and operate White River Salvage in Centerville, Indiana. My shop is located right on Historic US 40 in two 1800's vintage building. The buildings themselves are rich in history. Originally, they were a general store and an Odd Fellows…Continue
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RE: NEW FEATURE SPOTLIGHTING OUR MEMBERS
I would like to begin to spotlight our members, So you think you have a story to tell? Or you have a unique collection? Perhaps you have been collecting for 6 decades? Maybe you own the largest antique store in your area? Also looking for experts, authors and interesting dudes.
Or wondering if you have a retro house or Victorian home or other unique dwellling which you decorate with…Continue
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In 1967 there was only Art Cologne. Widely considered the world’s first art fair, the event was launched by German dealers seeking to reinvigorate a stalling market for modern and contemporary art. Over the next 45 years, a diverse population of dealer consortiums, private…Continue
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Four years ago, just over half of all Americans were in the midst of the ecstatic, Obama-induced euphoria of hope and change. People rallied and canvassed and registered voters in cities covered in images of Shepard Fairey's "Hope" printed on everything…Continue
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Surfing online auctions for finds can be fun. I do it all the time, seeking things I want, both for resale and for personal use.
Online auctions are to me the virtual Big Flea Market and as in a real flea market one must wade through tons of miscellany to spot the finds.
It's faster and more convenient to do it online of course and yet, there are some things about auction listings that do annoy me.
Perhaps you too?
I shop mostly for silver…Continue
"Our girls,” Dan and Marty Campanelli call them. Each girl was a sampler embroiderer, mostly in the early 1800s, along the East Coast. Each one now has her own biographical research binder on shelves at the Campanellis’ farm in western New Jersey. The couple have spent a decade tracing the sewers’ genealogies and identifying the stitched scenery.…Continue
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Jul 9, 2012 – 8:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Jul 6, 2012 3:10 PM ET
The Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Show has been a going concern for more than 60 years. I’ve heard tell of it for several…Continue
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Why all estate companies are not created the same!
First of all I don't want you to get the wrong idea, most companies are very reputable and I always recommend other companies if prospective clients don't retain my services. Then there are companies that are down right dishonest, boastful and outright liars.
One company likes to boast that they have 200 plus sales a year and have an email database of over 15,000 names. I know for a fact they…
Extrusion, a process used to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile, allows designers to create complex cross-sectional designs. Although originally patented in 1797, it…Continue