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Colorful glass is anything but depressing

While it makes sense that Depression glass obtained its name from the era in which it became popular, as Pam Meyer, National Depression Glass Association National Glass Museum and NDGA convention chairperson, points out in her introduction in the sixth edition of Warman's Depression Glass, the "kaleidoscope of colors and myriad of patterns" is...

Victorian gold and turquoise thimble

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Thimbles

Once favored gifts for all ages, thimbles have found their way out of long-forgotten sewing baskets and into collections of dedicated enthusiasts. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of 10 fascinating facts about these diminutive needlework tools.

Forage cap

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Civil War

It's been 153 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, in the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, marking the start of the Civil War. Yet, interest in the historical aspects and artifacts of this war carries on.

Jewelry store room

Turning the world onto urban archeology

Stuart Grannen’s love affair with antiques and artifacts began at the age of seven and has evolved into his life’s passion, prompting him to pioneer the “urban archaeology” movement — which is celebrated and displayed daily at Grannen’s business Architectural Artifacts, and will take center stage May 2-4 during the company’s 2nd Annual Auction...

Hawaiian art guitar

Rocking the art guitars of the 1930s-’50s

Before pickin’ and grinnin’ truly captivated the eyes and ears of the American public, the art guitars of the 1930s and ’40s supplied enticing sights and sounds to the masses, as Steve Evans explains in his latest Collector Feature.

Ansel Adams, 1902-1984.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Ansel Adams

In the latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column we explore the life of the late Ansel Adams, considered by many to be the pioneer of modern nature photography. April 22, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his death.