Kitchen Antiques

Reward offered for stolen Taylor Cook doorstop

The owner is offering a $300 reward for information leading to the return of a stolen doorstop and the arrest of those who stole it. The missing doorstop is a Taylor Cook No. 1, copyright 1930. It was stolen while on display at the Elm Bank Reservation Antiques Show and Sale in Wellesley, Mass.,...

Haviland collectors to converge on Chicago June 16-19

CHICAGO – Haviland Collectors International Foundation (HCIF) will hold its 20th annual conference at the Embassy Suites, Rosemont, Ill., June 16-19, 2011. Highlights of the conference include special exhibitions, lectures, workshops, Show and Tell, an auction and an all-Haviland Show and Sale open to the public with free admission Sunday, June 19.  Haviland Limoges...

Heisey Collectors of America to celebrate 40th anniversary

NEWARK, Ohio – The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the Heisey Collectors of America (HCA); they will be marking the occasion with a celebration at their national convention June 16-18.  The HCA was formed in 1971 to promote the study and collecting of Heisey glass, produced by the A.H. Heisey Glass Company...

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...

Silver shines in decorative arts auction

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Leland Little Auctions marked another successful sale as they wrapped up their Fine & Decorative Arts Auction March 19. Precious metals are always a popular investment, and they are even more attractive when they take decorative form. A few of the top silver lots in the sale follow. Prices include buyer’s...

Eruption of bids over spatterware bowls

I had the opportunity to nab some time at an estate auction this morning. Nothing really caught my eye that said “Take me home,” but I always enjoy spending time at auctions … you just never know what’s going to happen. Today was one of those days. When this set of spatterware bowls (photo...