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September 2008 Blog Posts (18)

"Favorite Self Inking Stamp Pad" - What could I get for it?

I picked up an old stamp pad for 50 cents at a yard sale. It's black and grey and says on the front, "Favorite Self Inking Stamp Pad".

I don't have a good camera, but here are some photos to get a rough idea of it; http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/XDoctor_WhoX/inktin001.jpg


Could someone tell me how much I would expect to get for this on eBay? It's mildly battered, a bit rusty and of course the ink pad… Continue

Added by Doc on September 29, 2008 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Antique online

An antiques are collectible items, but in some cases the collectibles items are less than an antique, and may even be new. Most collectibles are man-made commercial items, but some private collectors collect natural objects such as butterflies, rocks, seashells etc. An act of shopping, identifying, negotiating, or bargaining for antiques can be possible through an Internet because a shop may have an on line component as well. So the significance of items, beauty, values or an interest also can… Continue

Added by vandana pankaj bothre on September 29, 2008 at 9:48am — No Comments

Determining the Value of Collectables

The old adage - An item is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it – certainly holds true when determining the value of collectables. What you may think, feel, believe, an item is worth may not be the items true worth. While you may have an idea of the approximate value of an item, it is not until you attempt to sell that item and see what people are willing to pay for it, that you will get an accurate idea of the true value of your collectable.

Many online sites on… Continue

Added by Penny Lee on September 29, 2008 at 7:15am — No Comments

Antique Camera

Antique Cameras, such as those on http://www.iantiqueonline, add so much to one's photography interest. One learns of the complexity of cameras and how they have evolved to today's brilliant technology. Three of my favorite cameras, for their looks and their continued use, are: The Leica M3, the Yashica Electro GSN, and the LOMO LC-A (which, although produced in the 1980s, I still consider an antique).

The Leica M3 was a 35 mm range finder camera released in 1954 by Leitz. This… Continue

Added by Julie Raven on September 28, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Furniture Care

If you’ve invested in beautiful wood furniture, then you know that fine wood needs some upkeep to continue looking its very best. Dusting, cleaning, polishing and waxing all help protect the wood from damage and preserve its gloss and shine for years.

Maintenance Care for Fine Furniture

Most care for fine hardwoods is just common sense – mixed with a little elbow grease. Here are some tips from furniture manufacturers to help you keep your hardwood chairs, desks,… Continue

Added by Sandy on September 28, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

US Coins

Collecting US coins can be a fun and rewards hobby for individuals interested in testing the waters of the antique world. As a child I didn’t really collect anything, though I had an interest in just about everything from Ancient Greece to Victorians. When my second child was born, my mother started collecting uncalculated coins for my kids in albums and my husband started me on collecting coins. It all started with a 1962 silver quarter, and branched out to half dollars, dollars, mercury… Continue

Added by Chrystal Blue on September 28, 2008 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Baseball Cards

What makes a baseball card collection valuable as an antique? The question, as with all antiques, is time. I grew up in the 1980’s with baseball cards in their hayday. Topps, Fleer, bubble gum… the memories are fond. Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, even the now infamous Mark McGwire Olympic cards were all part of my collection. These, however precious to me, and however valuable they may be at a card show, do not, unfortunately, qualify as antiques. Why? Not enough time has passed. I’m not old enough… Continue

Added by jnjcasper on September 28, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

Sporting Collectables- A Horseman's Discovery

While digging through a trunk in my closet recently, I came across a carefully wrapped bundle. Not remembering what was contained within, the wrapping was removed with care, and a great sense of anticipation. What type of treasure might lie within, to be bundled and packed with such care?

Layer after layer of cushioned wrapping came off, and my sense of expectation grew. To my delight, the treasure inside was revealed. It was an ashtray.

An ashtray? To say the least… Continue

Added by Mrs Mom on September 28, 2008 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

"Antique restoration"

People who love antiques always love to go to antique sales held at various places. They do not mind having to travel long distances to collect a nice piece which will be cherished by them. People who are new to this field should first educate themselves before going on a buying spree. There are various places on the net providing information about antiques and one such good place is http://www.iantiqueonline.com. You can have lots of information about antiques by logging on to this… Continue

Added by Sonica Lal on September 22, 2008 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Baseball Cards

Baseball cards are both a link to your past and a good source of money. There are numerous, "antique" baseball cards available or in storage in peoples' garages, basements, attics, and closets. I remember when I was growing up and how I enjoyed collecting baseball cards. I would buy packs and packs of them just hoping to get that Babe Ruth rookie card. I would spend hours sorting them by team name or into alphabetical order. At the time I did not really think much of it but now I look back and… Continue

Added by Pete on September 19, 2008 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Antique silver

One day I have nothing to do, I go to YouTube to watch video. Luckily, I found an interesting video about how to clean, polish, and store the antique silver, thanks to youtube video uploader.

My Grandma died when I was a baby. She had a lots of antique silver (such as flower vase, spoon, ring, picture frame, bowls, pendant, Ceiling Tiles, etc…) and she took care them every day, but when she died, nobody know the way to take care them, so the antique silver was no longer… Continue

Added by Dinh Vu Hiep on September 17, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Vintage Posters

First off, I apologize for the poor picture quality on these vintage posters but I just haven't figured out a good way to photograph them yet and the bright colors are a real challenge.

I need your help. I know there is someone out there that can tell me more about these posters. There is a set of five: High Diddle Diddle, Jack and Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Humpty Dumpty and Little Miss Muffet.

*I found them at an… Continue

Added by LuAnn Smith on September 14, 2008 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Vintage Indie Market - Holiday Edition - Now Booking Vendors

Hey everyone!

I'm SO excited to announce that we are launching the first ever Vintage Indie Market! It will be located at http://vintageindiemarket.com

The Vintage Indie Market will be unlike any other gift guide or online market you've seen. The Vintage Indie Market will only be curated for special editions. The first of these to launch is, the Holiday Gifts Edition.

Think exclusive gift… Continue

Added by Gabreial - Vintage Indie on September 11, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

U.S. Coins

I was never big on collecting anything as a child. I tried to collect stamps, but it quickly lost my interest. I did enjoy the thrill of getting a new stamp to add to my collection and some of the designs were amazingly beautiful, but I didn’t feel that emotionally connected to the hobby. It wasn’t until my dear neighbor, Ann, fell ill and gave my mother a coin purse full of old U.S. coins she had been collecting.

Her collection had coins from the 1800s and we had never seen any… Continue

Added by Steph on September 11, 2008 at 1:40am — 1 Comment

Antique Carnival Glass

Hi, I’m Lauren and I am an antique carnival glass addict. I am so glad that I found http://www.iantiqueonline.com so I can meet other people that love carnival glass just as much as I do!

Please allow me to share a little history about carnival glass:

What some people may not know is that carnival glass really did originate at carnivals. It first appeared at carnivals back in the early 1900’s. In 1908, Fenton and Northwood… Continue

Added by Lauren on September 9, 2008 at 10:53pm — No Comments


For those of you who don't know, Fiesta is a great line of china from Homer Laughlin China Co. Fiestaware is a term commonly used to describe all forms of glazed, brightly colored dinnerware, while the actual line of HLC dinnerware is called "Fiesta".

Fiesta was first produced in 1936 and, at that time, it was highly affordable dinnerware, available in so-called "dime stores". Of course, these days, pieces range in price from about $15 and up.… Continue

Added by Lacey on September 9, 2008 at 6:50pm — No Comments

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Added by R. Schwendeman on September 5, 2008 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Musical Instruments: how do you know if that old violin is any good?

First off, even if it has a tag inside that says "Stradivarius," don't quit your day job. Most of Stradivarius's violins have been accounted for, so chances are that you don't have one. Particularly if the tag also says "Made in Czechoslovakia"! The tags inside of violins are notoriously inaccurate because they are so easily counterfeited.

Before you even take the violin to the music shop for an appraisal, look at its condition. As you are facing the violin, with the strings up,… Continue

Added by Carolyn Osborne on September 1, 2008 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

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