I wrote an article on my own collecting interests (“What’s on Tap,” Antique Trader, Nov. 25, 2009) and received a number of contacts from readers with Knapstein brewery items and stories. It’s great to know there are still wonderful items … Read More +
In early 2010, TV talent scouts were looking for a female estate liquidator for a reality television show. One of those executives happened to land on Cari Cucksey’s website, called her, and the rest, shall we say, is Her-story… Soon … Read More +
Laura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan used lint from her dryer to make a 14′ by 4′ reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. The AP reports: “ell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the … Read More +
Holding an article of vintage fashion from another era makes you wonder how many women had a grand time wearing this particular piece of material history. Where did they go? How incognito had they been? One of the more fulfilling joys of this wacky world we call vintage fashion is in the interesting artifacts we find, but the most rewarding aspect is the fabulous people met along the way.
Dec. 30, 2010
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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are once again searching the back roads, junkyards, and filled-to-the-brim barns in America for “rusty gold.” American Pickers, the No. 1 new cable series of 2010, returned for new episodes of its second season earlier … Read More +
Adding to the new reality television shows aimed to please antiques and collectibles enthusiasts that I have been writing about in my former blogs, Cash ‘n’ Cari, premiers on HGTV January 2nd from 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. Read the full … Read More +
An original poster from The Invisible Man; an original costume from Edward Scissorhands; multiple Star Wars Cantina creatures and Santa himself – the original prop from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street – will be among the more than 1,300 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia offered by Profiles in History Dec. 17-18, 2010.
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From my own experience as a collector, I have been fascinated with exploring the meaning of designs and symbols from a cross-cultural perspective and awed by their ageless beauty. I have often found that as symbols pass through time, they … Read More +
The collecting world has been buzzing since it was announced Christie’s would sell Debbie Reynolds‘ vast Hollywood memorabilia collection next year. The collection is the penultimate grouping of Hollywood couture, costumes and artifacts ever assembled. Reynolds started collecting the items … Read More +
While walls don’t actually speak, for a lucky few there is still a timeless story to be pieced together through the history and contents revealed in their home. I recently caught up with two Wisconsin homeowners who, through remodeling projects over the years, found themselves literally looking into time capsules. Read More +