Vintage Mather Work Incentive posters were produced from 1923-1929 to improve worker productivity, these vintage posters are now valued at $1,000 or more. Read More +
The diverse area of kitchenware/household objects offers a world of collecting opportunities. Your interests may lead you to antique rarities more than 100 years old or to items of more recent manufacture. Any and all territory should be considered fair … Read More +
Weather again menaced Brimfield for this season’s final gathering September 6-11, 2011 with rain Tuesday and a storm Wednesday overnight called the hundred year rainfall by the weather reporters on TV and radio. The rain was so severe it saturated the field at Mays Antiques Market preventing dealers from driving onto the grounds for Thursday’s opening. The show did eventually open Friday with about half the dealers who were still in town ready to show and sell. Read More +
At the Wisconsin location, this Eiffel Tower telephone, SSN 3109, with black cords, is listed at $2,500. (Ref. #225.) Photo courtesy Creator’s Touch Ministry. A permanent location has been found for the H.G. Allen Telecommunications Historical Museum (Read Antique Trader, … Read More +
Antiques collectors love old things and these new products make our collections and investments all the more valuable. So we’re asking readers, what are your favorite new products that enhance your hobby? Share them with us and you may win a copy of the 2012 Classic Blues Artwork Calendar.
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Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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Whenever I hear freight trains switching or moving slow down the tracks it takes me back to my boyhood home at 106 East North Street in Abingdon, Ill., a block away from the Abingdon Pottery. Read this touching recollection on how the Abingdon Pottery factory created a lifelong collector.
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Starting early and learning young helps when it comes to successfully operating a business. Greg Schiek, also known as the “Antique Digger,” has early memories of buying and selling antiques and collectibles; his mother and grandmother operated a resale store, and he started going to the shop when he was about 4 years old. Read More +
The variety of human expressions cast as jewelry is vast. So are values, styles and quality. Technically, a face pin might be a museum-quality cameo carving worth thousands of dollars or a major plastic physiognomy by Elzac’s Elliot Handler. In this column jewelry expert Kathy Flood reviews the use, art and values of faces in figural costume jewelry. Read More +