Man has been producing glass since about 3500 B.C., and it’s been held in high regard in America since Colonial times. Now, more than 400 years after glass was first produced at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia, collectors will gather in America’s heartland to celebrate this glorious substance in one place. The first Mega Glass Convention will be held July 7-9, 2011 at the Marriott Overland Park Hotel.
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Man has been producing glass since about 3500 B.C., and it’s been held in high regard in America since Colonial times. Now, more than 400 years after glass was first produced at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia, collectors will gather at the first Mega Glass Convention, July 7-9, 2011. Read More +
A legend in the movie prop business is Newel LLC in Manhattan. Owner Lewis J. Baer runs the company his grandfather Meyer Newman founded in 1939 as a “prop house” for Broadway shows. The company’s six-story building at 425 E. 53rd St. is stacked with furnishings, from 17th-century European Renaissance through mid-20th century designs. Keeping track of it all allowed little consideration for selling. Read More +
Fresh air blows into Indy Ad Show with new management; booths grow by 30 percent – On a Saturday too nice to spend to spend indoors many collectors and dealers did just that to participate in the Indy Ad Show, which opened its two-day run at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on March 19, 2011.
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Bob Welter says he has always been attracted to top quality, whether it’s the antiques he collects or the woman he married. Read More +
Any mention of badges brings to mind a famous line from the 1948 film “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” in which Mexican bandits, claiming to be mounted police, confront a trio of fortune hunters on a mountainside. Read More +
At age 33 James L. Jackson was on the fast track. Vice president of marketing for a high-powered advertising agency in the early 1990s, he admittedly was earning more money than he could spend, even while buying at major auction houses when he traveled the country on business. Read More +
Life on the farm in the 18th and 19th centuries was often harsh as a northeast wind in late November. A farmer could suddenly have his prize cow go dry, his best horse pull up lame or his beloved dog die. Barnyard animals came and went, but one constant high above the milieu was the weather vane. Read More +
YORK, Pa. – When Anthony and Barbara Zipp and their sons Brandt, Luke and Mark agreed they held the best piece of stoneware they had ever handled, they made the early Albany, N.Y., cooler lot No. 1 in their Crocker Farm auction March 21. Read More +
NEW YORK – AntiqueSpider.com, a Web site devoted to art and antiques, debuted Feb. 1. Though the site is immediately directed at buyers and sellers of antique ivory, its founder, Marcus Antebi, says AntiqueSpider.com won’t be an ivory tower. Read More +