Did you know the first insurance company to issue a fire mark did so in 1752, and the company — The Philadelphia Contributionship — was founded by Ben Franklin? Learn more about fire marks and today's interest by collectors.
While it makes sense that Depression glass obtained its name from the era in which it became popular, as Pam Meyer, National Depression Glass Association National Glass Museum and NDGA convention chairperson, points out in her introduction in the sixth edition of Warman's Depression Glass, the "kaleidoscope of colors and myriad...
Once favored gifts for all ages, thimbles have found their way out of long-forgotten sewing baskets and into collections of dedicated enthusiasts. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of 10 fascinating facts about these diminutive needlework tools.
It's been 153 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, in the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, marking the start of the Civil War. Yet, interest in the historical aspects and artifacts of this war carries on.
Stuart Grannen’s love affair with antiques and artifacts began at the age of seven and has evolved into his life’s passion, prompting him to pioneer the “urban archaeology” movement — which is celebrated and displayed daily at Grannen’s business Architectural Artifacts, and will take center stage May 2-4 during the company’s...
Before pickin’ and grinnin’ truly captivated the eyes and ears of the American public, the art guitars of the 1930s and ’40s supplied enticing sights and sounds to the masses, as Steve Evans explains in his latest Collector Feature.
Jessica Munday-McGee gives us a close-up tour of the amenities and charms of Scott Antique Markets, which have been among America’s favorite antiquing destinations for nearly 30 years.
President George Washington used one, Oscar Wilde rarely went without one, and even Queen Victoria was even seen with one a time or two. It's all about the walking cane or stick, and here are ten things you may not know about them.
A large 19th century painting of a young girl prompted Diana Bailey Harris to trace the story of the young girl, a relative of Harris', and the search revealed countless family stories.