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What Is It? May 2016

What Is It? May 2016

  We had many correct guesses to our What Is It for May. The official description is that it is a waffle maker. The Pennsylvania Dutch sunburst adds value to this waffle maker which was designed to be placed over an “eye” or firehole, of a wood or coal range.   Carolyn Kundel of Roland, Iowa; Charles Pheasant of Centennial, […]

by · May 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
The ‘Cool’ Beauty of Artful Antique Fans

The ‘Cool’ Beauty of Artful Antique Fans

By Robert Reed   Once the elegant hand-held fan was as artful as it was fashionable. It was a nod to style and a ‘cool’ wave to elegance. For a long time now the fancy fan of the past has been treasured as an heirloom of grander eras.   “Here is where collectors go wild,” noted antiques historian Ann Cole […]

by · April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Hoarder’s Estate Adds Thousands of Items to Jenny’s Junk Emporium’s Inventory

Hoarder’s Estate Adds Thousands of Items to Jenny’s Junk Emporium’s Inventory

By Jon DeStefano Jenny’s Junk is in their eight year and they are going stronger than ever and they always have very special items to offer collectors, treasures some few of us seldom see except perhaps in a museum. They have recently added to their goods, a hoarder’s estate, thousands and thousands of items most of which  are still is their […]

by · April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Hampden Street Antique Market Owners Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Hampden Street Antique Market Owners Celebrate 20th Anniversary

By Jon DeStefano John and Carol Helke celebrate their 20th Anniversary as owners of the Hampden Street Antique Market on April 6th and are hosting an Owner’s 20th Anniversary Sale all month long throughout the store. The store is actually in its twenty-fourth year. John bought the store in 1996 from Don and Sue Hesse who founded it three years […]

by · April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: Spring Planning

The Appraiser’s Diary: Spring Planning

            Spring is here! The ice is melting. Whatever your resources, now is the time to unleash them. The warm sun urges you to come forward to take advantage of the good weather. Everything that has lain dormant in winter comes alive. In spring not only lovely flowers bloom abundantly, but antiques and collectibles crop […]

by · April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary, Feature Article