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Heritage appoints Matt Rubinger as Director of Luxury Accessories

NEW YORK – Heritage Auction Galleries has announced the appointment of Matthew Rubinger to the position of Consignment Director for its newly formed Luxury Accessories category, encompassing high-end handbags, luggage, wallets, belts and all associated accompaniments. “Matt has a world of experience that belies his age,” said Tiffany Dubin, Vice President of Business Development...

Caroline Ashleigh offers advice on acquiring vintage shoes

CHICAGO — To Caroline Ashleigh, author of Warman’s Shoes Field Guide, there are three criteria to use when looking for vintage shoes: condition, condition and condition. Beyond that, she advises buy what you love, buy the best you can afford and buy the best example you can afford. Moreover, she says, one of the...

What size is this — really

As I read “Vintage clothing and accessories have teen prom appeal” (from the last Cotton & Quail Antique Gazette), it made me think of when I was a teen. All I wanted to do was be like everyone else to fit in. Now, it seems like teens want to be different to fit in....

Tin Toy Expert To Visit Trenton City Museum

Noted tin toy authority Alan Jaffe will speak at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, 2009 at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition A Toy Story: Seven Decades of J. Chein and Company, New Jersey Toymaker. Jaffe, a former newspaper reporter, editor and contributor to Inside Collector, an antiques and collectibles...