Author Archives: Kevin

Atlantique City Day 2

Howdy folks. We made it through Day One of the March 2008 Atlantique City Antiques Show and, if I may speak for the staff and crew of Atlantique City – and I reckon that I can – Day one was pretty fantastic. By the 9 a.m. early opening we had at least 2000 people...

Postcard collecting is alive and well!

From Sandy … not Noah or Karen! Postcard collecting is alive and well That was the feeling I got when I attended the 30th annual Michiana Regional Postcard Show on March 15 in South Bend, Ind. The doors opened at 9 a.m., and by the time I got there about 10:15, the aisles were...

Even with so much uncertainty, Iraqi antiquities continue to amaze

Here’s one more reason to love the Internet. This came from a news feed out of Thailand and India. It’s about an ancient Babylonian town found by Iraqi archeologists. With such a steady stream of bad news coming out of the region, it is good to know that scholarship and the unearthing of the...

Awesome Japanese Buddha sells for $14M

Wow. This an awesome sculpture, but – perhaps, jus’ a l’il bit – overpriced. $14M? That’s Monopoly money, right? right? Of course, it was a t Christie’s, so I’m betting the bid wasn’t all about the piece itself. I couldn’t imagine spending that kind of cash on something, plus, I can’t help but think that...

Beware fake antique whiskey in Scotland… and online!

This doesn’t say anything about whether the whiskey’s any good, but the bottles most certainly aren’t. This comes via a Chicago Web site called The Chicago Syndicate. It’s a fun Web site, but the story is real, and serious. There are a lot of folks out there that take their antique whiskey bottles –...

Kyle is stumped! Can you identify this item?

Sandy Sparks, Associate Editor and AT blog poster du jour here…QThis glass car bottle is 20 inches long. Do you know its age? What was it used for?– D.L.., Granbury, Texas A This large car-shaped glass bottle is a mystery to me. The style of the auto would seem to date it to the...