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January 2010 Blog Posts (41)

Flow Blue China

Have you ever squinted your eyes while looking at a city’s lights from distance or an array of Christmas lights displayed before you and noticed the blurred beauty it can bring? That’s what happens with design where the blue color has slightly blurred the lines to create Flow Blue. It enhances the scene!

I wrote about Flow Blue China this afternoon on my Collectibles Treasures Blog where I quoted an article… Continue

Added by Ellene Meece on January 31, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

family crest

need help trying to identify crest on inside of chest

Added by kevin on January 29, 2010 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Antiquity of Portugal

Located in Lisbon, Belem,this wonderful museum presents a wide range of collections from the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age presents objects of culture Romans, Visigoths, Islamic,and Egyptian Antiquities.

Its collection of Numismatics, Ceramics, Jewelry and even Weapons, Glass and much more.

A little curiosity in the museum are not exposed to the public for reasons of preservation, are jealously preserved,the unique bronze sword Falcata came down to our time of the first people of… Continue

Added by lisbonlife08 on January 27, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

inherited 150yr. old jewelry store in Ohio

our jewelry store is full of victorian jewelry and old costume jewelry in every shape and sizes not to mention over 600 pieces of fenton art glass.nobody in 6 generations have ever thrown anything out,i guess thats good but i need help getting rid of the overwhelming piles of hat pins,buckles,brooches,stick pins etc.i need to turn it into cash but not at 50% in fees and commissions.i will send pictures when i figure out how.anyone heading to s.ohio anytime soon?thanks frederick eveland… Continue

Added by frederick eveland on January 26, 2010 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

Melrose & Duddy to Bring New Show to Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October, 19, 2009—Professional Antique Show Promoters Melrose & Duddy announced plans recently for a new show in Charlottesville, Virginia. Antiques in Charlottesville will be held January 22-24, 2010 to at the University Center Holiday Inn in historic Charlottesville.

“We are confident our brand of show is a great fit for the Charlottesville market,” says partner Jay Melrose. “We’ve already experience a lot of warm support and encouragement from the… Continue

Added by Eric Miller on January 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Vintage Collectibles: Go Green...Store Christmas Decorations and Recycle, Too!

Go Green ..Store Christmas Decorations, and Recycle Too

Before you pack away new, antique, or vintage holiday decorations, " GO GREEN”, and store your treasures in containers you may already have. Some of them may be: A wreath can be stored in a zippered blanket, quilt, bedspread or mattress pad bag. The one I used also has convenient carrying handles. This is also a great way to store the Christmas tree… Continue

Added by Karen on January 21, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Creating with Vintage Tablecloths!

Just published this blog post about creating with vintage tablecloths and thought my friends at I Antique Online would enjoy it. It's a post from 2008 but I had the links wrong and my pictures were no longer attached. Lord knows what I did wrong but I thought I would dust it off and republish it...… Continue

Added by LuAnn Smith on January 20, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

Monster Vise

Can anyone tell me about a vise I just acquired? The name on the side is ATHOL. On the othe side it has 646 and 6-6. This thing is huge- almost 200 pounds.Any information would sure be appreciated. Thanks! Z. Miller

Added by Zach Miller on January 19, 2010 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews (Book Review)

Savannah Blues Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Calling all my fellow antique lovers, yard sale-a-holics, junkers & rummage goers! This book is… Continue

Added by mybookbarn on January 19, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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


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

Collecting Early English White Ironstone -

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Added by Holly Lane Antiques on January 17, 2010 at 3:39pm — 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


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

vintage valentine greeting cards ~old store stock

offering a special selection of old store stock ~unused~ vintage Valentines!

Added by vintagerecycling on January 16, 2010 at 4:20am — 1 Comment



Added by dennis kling on January 14, 2010 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

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