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Featured Blog Posts – October 2010 Archive (20)

Mad Monster Party animation classic


A fun and entertaining Halloween movie is the stop-motion animation film Mad Monster Party.
It was made my Rankin and Bass.
The same team that brought us Rudolph & A Year Without a Santa Claus.

You can view the trailer to this 1967 film on my blog My Vintage Generation

Added by MyVintageGeneration on October 30, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Etailers Expect Strong Holiday Sales and Are Engaging in Social Marketing By Ina Steiner AuctionBytes.com

Etailers Expect Strong Holiday Sales and Are Engaging in Social Marketing





By Ina Steiner




AuctionBytes.com

October 22, 2010



You can Find this artice in our Social Media For Antiques And Collectibles Sellers Group



Here is the link…



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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 24, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Consolidators Help Online Sellers Save Money on International Shipping By Ina Steiner AuctionBytes.com October 24, 2010

Selling internationally opens up a new revenue stream for online sellers, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Some sellers have discovered a way to save money and

streamline their international orders using international mail

consolidators - and last week, online marketplace Alibris announced it

would do the same.

Consolidators offer a full range of shipping services and can help online merchants take advantage of postage discounts that they would not qualify…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 24, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Ann Vien "Spider" Necklace

Halloween is such a fun time to get out the costume jewelry that is too weird or over the top to wear the rest of the year. This necklace and earrings set from my Ruby Plaza shop is by hard-to-find designer Ann-Vien, and features a huge spider to the side of the necklace with matching earrings. My friends have been borrowing it for their Halloween parties, but it isn't too late to buy it for next week's special… Continue

Added by D'Anne Brownell on October 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Guide to Architectural Antiques Companies Solves Challenge of Finding or Selling Vintage Building Elements

News-Antique.com - Oct 15,2010 - News Release



New Guide to Architectural Antiques Companies Solves Challenge of Finding or Selling Vintage Building Elements

300-plus sources help consumers, dealers locate antique lumber, garden and architectural antiques



ROCKY MOUNT, Va., (Oct. 15, 2010) The new 2010-11 Guide to Architectural

Salvage, Antique Lumber, and Garden Antiques Companies solves the

problem… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 21, 2010 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Original Charlotte's Web cover art brings $155,350, Elvgren remains strong, in $3.75 million Auction





News-Antique.com - Oct 20,2010 - NEW YORK – The original 1952 cover art for the

best-selling children's book, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, brought

$155,350 on Friday, Oct. 15 as a feature of Heritage Auctions’

Signature® Illustration Art auction. Part One of Garth Williams: The Art

of…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mr. Spock Rises to the Top This Week at LiveAuctionTalk.com





News-Antique.com - Oct 21,2010 - He was the green-blooded, pointy-eared,

extraterrestrial millions tuned into watch on the Star Trek TV series

every week. Even though Mr. Spock never actually saved humanity from

evil doers, got beamed up to a civilization more evolved than our own…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Vintage And Antiques Can Blend With The New!



Vintage Mannequin Tea Party!







Julie: "I wonder when Cindy and Marie will arrive...the tea will get cold! My it 'is' warm in here!" (fanning herself vigorously!)



Josette: "Julie, why must you wear a 1920's hat, and jewelry, with 1940's gloves and purse? And you are using a 1960's fan!"

"At least my accessories are all from the 1940's! And my jewelry was featured in the 1947 movie 'Out Of The Past'! (her nose a bit in the air!)



Julie:… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on October 20, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Care And Storage Of Vintage Costume Jewelry

I am a collector and seller of vintage costume jewelry. For the past few years I have purchased many collector books on the subject. I have asked many questions of local dealers, and dealers online, who I've met while purchasing jewelry, or through social networks.

There are quite a few differences of opinion in the cleaning of vintage costume jewelry, and storage also.

I have been told by some to use a damp soapy cloth to clean dust and dirt from the jewelry piece, then wipe again with… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on October 18, 2010 at 4:40am — 2 Comments

A Little Bit of Trivia

Gerber Baby Cereal-A Real Baby Food: When some U.S. companies began marketing their products in Africa they were unaware that it was a common practice to have a picture on the label of what was inside as most of the African population could not read English. The Gerber Company was not aware of this practice and ran into a major problem since the photo on their label was of a cute Caucasian Baby, oops!



The World's most expensive coffee: In…
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Added by Larry Manos on October 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Roly Poly Tobacco Tins

The six original Roly Poly tins were Satisfied Customer (reproduction called Businessman), Storekeeper, Singing Waiter (reproduction called Singer), Mammy, Dutchman (reproduction

called Cowboy), and Scotland Yard. The Satisfied Customer, Dutchman and Scotland Yard are the hardest to find.

But for those collectors…
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Added by Larry Manos on October 16, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Determing Stone Lithography signs from later period paper signs

The process of chromolithography is chemical, because an image is applied to a stone or zinc plate with a grease-based crayon. (Limestone

and zinc are two commonly-used materials in the production of

chromolithographs.) After the image is drawn onto stone, the stone is

gummed with gum arabic solution and weak nitric acid, and then inked with oil based paints

and passed through a printing…
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Added by Larry Manos on October 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A salesman's sample provides miniature pleasure

I'm fascinated by salesman samples. I picture a road warrior of yesterday with a donkey and a cart making the rounds to houses away from the beaten path. Or a mom and pop general store like my great-grandparents used to own in Germantown, TN with a catalog and a couple of miniature tables or bookcases.


I don't own many samples because finding room for my full-size treasures and the inventory for my online store take precedence, but I always check them out when I find them…
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Added by Susanna Pickle on October 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What Do You Collect And Why: Tias.Com October Newsletter

What Do You Collect And Why: Tias.Com October Newsletter



Here are some of the answers to our (TIAS.COM) survey about "What do you collect and why?"



a) ! collect affordable antique jewelry because I can wear it and enjoy it and share it with others who are interested. Also depression

elegant glass because of the beauty.



b) Cookbooks, I love reading them and looking at the photos and even trying new recopies

d) I collect price guides because the info is… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 9, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Collector's Corner: Shot Glasses By Michele Alice, AuctionBytes

Collector's Corner: Shot Glasses

By Michele Alice



AuctionBytes.com



$1,325 for a shot glass? It's possible, especially if it's pre-Prohibition.

Before the passage of the Constitution's 18th Amendment (the "Volstead Act") which banned in the United States "the manufacture, sale,…

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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 9, 2010 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Tips for eBay Sellers from a Hollywood Prop Master By Greg Holden AuctionBytes

Tips for eBay Sellers from a Hollywood Prop Master

By Greg Holden



Ever wonder where the producers of AMC's Mad Men get the vintage period pieces for the 1960's set? AuctionBytes

Contributing Editor Greg Holden went right to the source and spoke to

Hollywood Property Master Scott Buckwald, who's worked on the sets of

hit TV shows and the big…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 9, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mad Men Finds Are Part of the Top Vintage Finds for Fall at Randolph Street Fashion Expo





Oct 04,2010 - CHICAGO, IL, October 4, 2010--Thanks to the hit TV series Mad Men the '60s are back and fans of the show will be finding the best

the era had to offer at Modern Vintage Chicago Fall Fashion and Jewelry

Explosion by the Randolph Street Market Festival.



"Other popular series like Six Feet Under and the Sopranos didn't have

the power to excite the fashion world like Mad Men does," says Sally

Schwartz, promoter of the popular Chicago market.… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

American Pickers: Saving Antiques One at a Time By Dan Browell

This exclusive excerpt is from the new book Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2011 Price Guide

by Dan Brownell (Krause Publications, 2010). Brownell has edited more

than 50 books covering a wide range of subjects, including advertising,

ceramics, glass, clocks, bottles, records, toys, coins, tools,…
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Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cheat Sheet on eBay's Surprise September Announcements By Ina Steiner

eBay made three separate announcements on Tuesday that included a major round of changes

affecting sellers, with many of the new policies taking effect on

October 26. That gives you 30 days to figure out what all the changes

are, how they affect you, and to make sure all of your listings are in

compliance.



There was a reason eBay had promised… Continue

Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on October 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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