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C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk's Blog – January 2010 Archive (12)

How An Old-Fashioned Grandmother Became An Internet Superstar (with a little help from her grandson)

Editor's Note; This story has something to teach us about our antique and collectible's businesses........think about this story in new ways.





From The Boston Globe: January 30th, 2010

Two years ago, Bubbe didn’t know from a website.





‘‘I didn’t even know what an e-mail was,’’ says the 83-year-old grandmother.



But that was before she became the star of ‘‘Feed Me Bubbe,’’ her popular online kosher cooking show produced by her grandson Avrom Honig,… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 31, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

INTRODUCTION TO THE WINDSOR CHAIR By Fred Taylor "The Furniture Detective"

INTRODUCTION TO THE WINDSOR CHAIR By Fred Taylor



One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever present Windsor chair. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America's love affair with that type chair?



The word "Windsor" is usually capitalized in deference to the supposed point of origin of this style chair, the area around the town of Windsor, England, in the early 18th century. However,… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Estate Sales: What You Should Know About Them

Estate Sales: What You Should Know About Them

Source: http://www.antique-hq.com/estate-sales-what-you-should-know-about-them-1166





Estate sales can be fun and exciting. They are also a great way to make some extra money. Once you know how an estate sale works and what to do you will have no problem having one. Follow the guidelines in this article and you will have an enjoyable estate… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

25 Commonly Used Antique Terms

25 Commonly Used Antique Terms

Source: http://www.antique-hq.com/25-commonly-used-antique-terms-976



There are many terms used in the antique industry. In this article I have defined 25 commonly used antique terms. Knowing these terms can help any collector understand the antique industry a little better.

Antique Terms:



1. Alabaster: A fine grained stone that is usually gray or white in… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Where to Sell Your Antiques and Collectibles?

From Antique HQ

Where to Sell Your Antiques and Collectibles?



Synopsis of article :



I get asked this question all the time. There are many options when it comes to selling your antiques and collectibles. Choosing an option all comes down to your personal circumstances.



In this article I have covered the most common ways to sell your antiques and collectibles. You can use this information as a guide to help you when making the choice of where to sell your… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Rinker On Collectibles: Why People Stop Collecting – Part I

January 15, 2010 - 3:11pm



Rinker On Collectibles: Why People Stop Collecting – Part I



In packing my author-signed book collection, I came across a duplicate copy of the Beginner Books edition of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (New York: Random House, 1956, 1986) signed “Dr. Seuss.” I stood in an autograph line at an American Booksellers Convention and watched Theodor S. Geisel sign it, my method of validating all the signatures in my… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology, 3rd Ed. by David J. Maloney

Appraising Personal Property: Principles and Methodology, 3rd Ed. by David J. Maloney, Jr., AOA CM

Reviewed by Stephen P. Sweeting, ASA, MRICS

1-11-2010



As professional personal property appraisers most of us are interested in quality publications on the theory and practice of valuation as well as on the business of appraising. Unfortunately, given the small size of our discipline within the valuation community, new and relevant publications are few and far between. Unlike… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 16, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

Geeky Collectibles That Might Be Worth the Investment

One of the greatest strategies of this recession is figuring out how to make investments that will promise great returns in the future. We're used to opening various deposit accounts (savings accounts, CD accounts, money market accounts) to have our money grow. We may even take some chances in the stock market. But not many people think about investing in collectibles.



But geeks do.



Read More:… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 7, 2010 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The Importance of Antique Insurance

For antique collectors, getting their valuables insured is recommended and necessary. There are a couple of insurance options to investigate to ensure maximum coverage.



One or two pieces of antique furniture will make little difference to a homeowner's insurance policy, but a large collection of antique art, antique furniture, and heirloom and estate jewelry will need to be noted with special insurance. The precious antiques the homeowner has spent years amassing could not only be…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 7, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Barack Obama Collectibles

In today’s ever growing society of collector’s, collecting has never been more fun especially with new monumental changes happening now with the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America being the first African American President ever elected.



Read more:… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 7, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Funky Junk Interiors: Great Site

I discovered Funky Junk Interiors Today
Great blogs about re-purposing, re-finishing and updating older furniture .(very cool stuff).


...here is the link

http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html

Dianne

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 6, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Fifty Things That Have Changed Our Lives

Fifty Things Thant Have Changed Our Lives By JOCELYN NOVECK (AP) – Dec 21, 2009



NEW YORK — Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV?



There were, of course, huge political and social upheavals that roiled our world in the past decade. But there were also the gradual lifestyle changes that you don't always notice when they're happening — kind of… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 2, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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