Antiques Stories

John Bell covered butter crock, circa 1850, sells for $1,700

This John Bell covered butter crock sold for $1,700 at the Horst Auction Center of Ephrata, Pa., Jan 22, 2011. The circa 1850 antique stoneware crock is signed “John Bell / Waynesboro” and measures 8 inches in diameter by 5 inches high. Its lid measures 9-1/4 inches in diameter by 1-3/4 inches  high. The...

Jay Jay French’s Pinkburst Project unites rival guitar makers at May 1 Skinner Inc charity auction

Skinner’s May 1 charity auction is helping rocker Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister fight childhood blindness through The Pinkburst Project. The project features 13 pink, custom-made guitars crafted by such leading brands as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Martin. Pinkburst also includes 12 custom pink amplifiers built by Marshall, Hartke, Vox and other industry...

New North Shore Flea coming this summer to the Chicago area

HIGHWOOD, Ill. – Just north of Chicago, the City of Highwood has introduced the addition of the North Shore Flea to its renowned Evening Gourmet Farmers Market. This sustainable vintage market will bring some 20 vendors from around the greater Chicago area to showcase their wares to the North Shore every Wednesday beginning June...

Vintage watch and antique clock collectors offer workshops and 900 tables of sellers, June 8-12, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Heart of America Chapter, #36, of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, will host the Annual Clock and Watch Collectors Convention at the Overland Park Convention Center, from June 8-12, 2011. This annual convention will see possibly 2,000 members participating in educational programs, displays, clock and watch...

Fiesta’s 75th anniversary marked in W. Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is celebrating Fiesta dinnerware’s 75th anniversary with an exhibit illustrating the colorful china line’s history. The exhibit, which opened March 31 and runs through June 26, 2011, is entitled “Fiesta: 75th Anniversary, 1936-2011.” It can be viewed at the Culture Center, State Capitol...