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The Appraiser’s Diary: Mirrors

The Appraiser’s Diary: Mirrors

By Rachel Hoffman I have always loved a great mirror. Some of the most gaudy and elaborate French mirrors are my favorite. They are just so over the top and the frames look like something out of a fairytale. I once heard a proverb that said, “Mirrors show us what we look like, not who we are.” It’s so true […]

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