Using Scott Antique Markets as a font for inspiration and research, new contributor Jessica Munday explores how culturally significant symbols gain immortality through their appearances on historic objects.
Did you know the first insurance company to issue a fire mark did so in 1752, and the company — The Philadelphia Contributionship — was founded by Ben Franklin? Learn more about fire marks and today's interest by collectors.
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...
Just as a mid-1930s tea set represents many sweet memories for its original owner, she hopes asking for a replacement for a missing slag glass would lead to being able to pass on a complete tea set to the next generation, to create their own special memories. Learn more about this and other recent...
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.
Martin Codina is on a mission to help people navigate the waters of estate liquidation with confidence and clarity, and he explains why it's important in an exclusive Q&A about his top-selling book.
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.
A variety of exceptional objects from distant shores, plus several outstanding examples of folk art, including a ship's carved figurehead, dominated a Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Auction.
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...
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.