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The Ups and Downs of the Asian Antique Market

The Ups and Downs of the Asian Antique Market

By Anne Gilbert    My recent scrolling of current auction pricing revealed that Korean antiques, from furniture to porcelain, are getting pricier as more items come to market. This led to further research that showed that there are hundreds of antiques markets thriving in South Korea with buyers from around the world. For the last few years Christies has been auctioning […]

by · January 7, 2020 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? December 2019

What Is It? December 2019

   As Susan Thode of Broomfield, Colorado says, “My husband and I concur that December’s What Is It? is a mold to form a sleigh shape. It’s hard to tell what size it is, but appears to be an ice cream mold that opens with side hinges.” Susan and her husband are correct!    Misty Flachman, the General Manager of the Denver […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Cat Lovers – Whimsical Sports Mainzer Postcards

Cat Lovers – Whimsical Sports Mainzer Postcards

By Carol Mobley    Some postcards just catch your eye. The colors are bright, the subjects are interesting and they are whimsical. The postcards I am thinking of are created by Alfred Mainzer and depict primarily cats and dogs dressed as humans doing human activities. The images are usually of some activity with a score of other things happening in the […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Toys and Toy Makers That Made Toy History

Toys and Toy Makers That Made Toy History

By Robert Reed    Toys have come and gone over the decades just as have the children that once delighted with. However some toys, both famous and not so famous, remain a delightful and enduring part of history.    They may have been as memorable as Arcade’s fleet of 20th century toy vehicles or as obscure as Britain’s moving picture toy Zeotrope […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Christmas Pickle

The Christmas Pickle

By Paula Svincek    The age-old German tradition of hiding a pickle ornament has been carried on for several years by merchants and businesses in the city of Florence. There are several variations of the Pickle story. Parents hide a pickle ornament in the boughs of the Christmas tree and on Christmas morning, the children must find it before the gifts […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · Feature Article