The city of Petaluma, Calif. is building on its rich history to welcome nearly 200 antiques dealers and more than 10,000 shoppers, during its twice yearly antiques fairs. Read More +
One bidder wanted a copy of Bartolomeo Scappi’s 1570 “Scappi Cucina,” a guide to managing a well-run Renaissance Tuscan kitchen, so badly they ignored the $40 reprint in favor of the real thing. But are all cookbooks just as valuable? Read More +
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is hosting “The Cult of Beauty through June 17, 2012,” as the first major exhibition devoted to the entire material output inspired by the Aesthetic Movement. Read More +
Whether we live in a tract house or a country estate, a trailer or a condo with a patio, we can use antiques and collectibles outside to mold our outdoor world into a thing of beauty. Here are some of the popular antique garden trends as seen by retailers this year. Read More +
Facing economic uncertainties and a growing concern for just where the next generation of collectors will come from, several San Francisco groups use public spaces to inspire antiques collecting. Read More +
For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit easier (Super Bowl XLVI might have had something to do with that). Read More +
Beneath the shade of tall Chinese elm trees along Pollasky Street in the heart of Old Town Clovis, Calif., 80 vendors set up shop for autumn’s Antique and Collectibles Fair. The event is organized by BOOT (Business Organization of Old Town) and has run for 17 years. Read More +
From its inception in 1998, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire has lived up to its mission to encourage people to buy and sell treasures from the past. Allen Michaan, the fair’s founder and president, recognized a great opportunity for a wide-ranging antiques event when the Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997. Read More +
Two blocks from California’s last Spanish-era Central Plaza, the San Juan Bautista Rotary Club took on the challenge of presenting the 48th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire, Aug. 14, 2011. Vendors said this year was better than the last two. Organizers are keeping booth rents steady but doubling the space so vendors can offer more inventory for less cost.
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Postcard collector Joseph Truskot noticed a certain name appearing more often than not among his favorite postcards: C. Klein. "Simple searches for ‘C. Klein’ produced more and more examples of astonishing output: flowers, birds, butterflies, fruit, and still lifes – all displaying her characteristic inventiveness." In this well-researched article on artist Catharina Klein we learn why her art reaches well beyond vintage postcards.
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