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Antique Detective: Modern Design Stainless Steel Flatware Shines with Collectors

Antique Detective: Modern Design Stainless Steel Flatware Shines with Collectors

By Anne Gilbert      These days all things with a “MODERN’ look are “hot” and that now includes stainless steel flatware. Nobody wants to spend time polishing silverware in todays busy world. While it seldom makes an auction appearance, prices are modest.    What makes the flatware of this era, as well as the 60s, 70s, is that many of their […]

by · January 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
Antique Detective: Recognizing Collectible Ashtrays

Antique Detective: Recognizing Collectible Ashtrays

By Anne Gilbert      The humble ashtray may not be so humble. Prices can range into the hundreds of dollars and more for unusual examples. They may not even look like conventional ashtrays, in unusual shapes and materials Ashtrays can be strictly utilitarian or almost an art form. What interests collectors are those made for the many landmark places of […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective
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