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Antique Detective: Tips for Antique Art Glass Collectors

Antique Detective: Tips for Antique Art Glass Collectors

By Anne Gilbert      Prices for 19th and early 20th century examples of Art Glass sell for thousands of dollars when they come to auction. Just because you can’t afford them doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know the many terms and techniques describing them. As “Antiques Road Show” often proves, people who inherit them have no idea of what they have […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
Antique Detective: Collectors Remember the Typewriter

Antique Detective: Collectors Remember the Typewriter

By Anne Gilbert      To the computer generation the typewriter is an all but forgotten object. Not so for its many collectors, mostly over 40 years of age. For them, and me, typewriter history is fascinating, even though names like Sholes and Glidden and Oliver are no longer remembered. Actor Tom Hanks recently appeared on TV displaying his collection of […]

by · November 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
Antique Detective: Children’s Early-Made Clothing a Hot Collectible

Antique Detective: Children’s Early-Made Clothing a Hot Collectible

By Anne Gilbert      Do you know that children’s clothing has a long and fascinating history dating back to the 16th century? Boys and girls wore gowns, robes or tunics. Totally sexless. Fast forward to your own early childhood! What did you wear when you were from six to ten years old? Maybe its’ collectible.    Clothing made for babies. little […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Antique Portrait Busts Have Long History

Antique Detective: Antique Portrait Busts Have Long History

By Anne Gilbert      There has always been a fascination for portrait busts, that continues. When they come up for auction prices are varied, depending on many factors. Age and subject are the most important. The sculpted heads of Egyptian and Roman rulers have never gone out of fashion. After all who wouldn’t like to display a sculpture supposedly dating […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Old Car Mascots Can Be Costly

Antique Detective: Old Car Mascots Can Be Costly

By Anne Gilbert      Once upon a time an ultimate status symbol was a hood mascot for wealthy auto owners. A mascot wasn’t a pet dog. These days old car hood ornaments are an expensive collectible, and the pet name is Rene’ Lalique.    Probably the first hood ornament didn’t adorn a car, but a chariot. Credit Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen with […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article