Did you know, although Steiff is frequently associated with bears, the first stuffed toy created by the company was an elephant? In this Ten Things You Didn't Know column, Antoinette Rahn shares nine more fascinating facts about Steiff.
Sometimes first impressions go well, and sometimes not so much. However, it's in those first few moments of meeting someone, experiencing something new, that our vulnerability allows us to take it all in.
Although cherished by each new owner, books that have been dutifully passed down from generation to generation sometimes don’t survive in one piece. Jim “Book Man” Andrews is doing all he can to help preserve literary heirlooms
As a fellow member of the antiques and collectibles community, I know you dig deals. That's why it's imperative you check out the Friends & Family Summer Event at our bookstore.
The impact and influence of Charles and Ray Eames can be seen in many arenas, including 20th century furniture design, photographic arts and architecture, among others.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Pyrex bakeware on shelves of department stores across the U.S. In addition to being a popular form of cookware, Pyrex is also a sentimental favorite of collectors as well, as explored in the latest 10 Things You Didn’t Know column.
McHugh’s Restorations of Richmond, Virginia, has been rescuing damaged — or downright shattered — family heirlooms for decades. Antoinette Rahn catches up with the McHugh family in the latest Knowing Your Business column, and finds out how each generation contributes to the team.
Islander Trading Post, located on Sanibel Island, is more than one of the businesses of this vacation destination, it's an eclectic haven for collectors. Learn more about this seaside shop in the latest Knowing Your Business column.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music,” and the film continues to resonate with fans of all generations. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of Ten Things You Didn’t Know about this family friendly film and the von Trapp family.
Buttons are an attractive collecting option, in part, because it doesn’t take a lot of money to participate. Members of the National Button Society are celebrating National Button Week (March 15-21) in grand fashion, with many regional button events planned across the U.S. for new and old collectors alike.