Did you know at one point in the mid-19th century there were more than 40,000 Fire Association fire marks in Philadelphia? That's just one fascinating fact about fire marks you'll walk away with upon reviewing this fifth of sixth installments in the "De-Mystifying Fire Marks" series.
A lot has changed since the Green Bay and DePere Antiquarian Society held its first show, 57 years ago. However, what hasn't changed is the wide variety of items and sense of community evident at this popular Midwest antique show.
The old adage of "If it looks like (something), and it sounds/seems like (something), than most likely it is. Unless, you're talking about furniture, then you may have to look a little closer for the true identity, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his response to a reader regarding a multiple-personality table.
More than 400 exhibitors will display quality antique furniture, jewelry, decorative and fine arts during the bi-annual Pier Antique Show, Nov. 22-23, 2014.