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Now’s The Time To Buy Antique and Repro Furniture

Now’s The Time To Buy Antique and Repro Furniture

 By Anne Gilbert       I never thought I’d suggest buying reproductions of antique furniture.        There was a time when buying reproduction 18th and 19th century furniture was considered a bad idea. However during the last decades times and tastes have changed. These days with fiberboard furniture selling for as much as 18th and 19th century wood pieces calls for rethinking. Antique pieces have lasted for […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article

Fabulous Fashion Finds in Florence

By Sandy Dale   Let me alliterate and, perhaps, reiterate. I believe I might have mentioned back in May there were a few shops in Florence with some fun clothing. I had NO IDEA. On my walk this morning (and the better part of the afternoon), I investigated the Fashion World of Florence. Admittedly, I am a clothes junky. Contemporary, […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? August 2018

What Is It? August 2018

   Our August What Is It fooled a lot of people. So many thought it was a glass caster which was put under a furniture leg to protect the floor. It is actually a salt dish. Time was when the salt cellar or salt dish honored the table on which it sat, and also honored the person who sat before […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · What Is It?
Old-School Baits: Antique Fishing Lures and Why They’re Collectible

Old-School Baits: Antique Fishing Lures and Why They’re Collectible

By Robbie Pavey    Best Imitation of a Catfish: The Bullhead, made by Paw Paw Bait Co. of Paw Paw, Michigan, dates to the 1930s. The bait was short-lived — probably due to the difficulty in shaping its elaborate body. The Bullhead baits even had carved lips and hand-painted whiskers.    Most Artistic Rendition of Frogskin: The wooden “Wotta Frog” was made […]

by · July 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The Appraiser’s Diary: American Eagle Emblem of Our Republic

The Appraiser’s Diary: American Eagle Emblem of Our Republic

By Rachel Hoffman    The American eagle is the emblem of our republic and one of the most beloved collectibles to be found in every state. The collecting of American eagles promotes an interest in the history of the United States and unites us as a people.    In 1782 the United States Congress chose the bald eagle as the national emblem. […]

by · July 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Appraiser's Diary