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Serve Oysters the Hip Way with Antique Oyster Plates

Serve Oysters the Hip Way with Antique Oyster Plates

By Rachel Hoffman Among antique plates or dishes prized by collectors are oyster plates. An oyster plate is easily recognizable because it is divided into oyster-shaped compartments. If you want to be totally ‘hip,’ serve oysters on a wonderful antique or vintage oyster plate.   The plates are made to serve the oyster without the shell as the shell would […]

Antique Detective: Novel Birdcages Rate Tweets

Antique Detective: Novel Birdcages Rate Tweets

By Anne Gilbert       Did you know that some birdcages are seriously collected and costly? In fact there are birdcages that look like buildings. These days no birds allowed in these 19th and early 20th century birdcages that can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. They can be an architectural design or a whimsical. They can be made of tin, brass, wood […]

Antique Detective:  Collectors Loving 60s, 70s Designs Sense of Humor

Antique Detective: Collectors Loving 60s, 70s Designs Sense of Humor

 By Anne Gilbert        Little did I know when I wrote my book “60’s, 70s Design and Memorabilia, in 1994, that the objects would still be collected these days and at high prices. One of my disbelief-favorites is a molded plastic dog house with a step stool. Though it was designed in 2001 the look was a tad of […]

Antique Detective: What Do You Know About Friggers?

Antique Detective: What Do You Know About Friggers?

By Anne Gilbert       You may have some friggers and not even know it. To add to the confusion  friggers are also known as end-of-the-day glass and “whimsies.” They were made in the 19th century by Victorian glass makers at the end of their working day. If you have inherited some novel 19th century glass figural objects in a variety of shapes […]

Antique Detective:  Presentation Trophies, A Piece of History

Antique Detective: Presentation Trophies, A Piece of History

By Anne Gilbert         All kinds of presentation objects await your discovery. By the time they are discovered by an antique dealer or auction house prices zoom. Their historical importance determines their value. Yet, many trophies go unrecognized and undervalued simply because they are inscribed with the name of some long forgotten or unimportant event. Or they are not carefully […]

by · March 4, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article