Last week I received an email from a reader about damage that had been done to a photograph that was precious to her. Here is the email: Dear Johanne: I recently had a flood at my house and an 80 yr old photo of my mother as a baby was damaged. It appears to be a sepia print that has been enhanced with oil pastels. … Continue reading Restoring Antique Photographs
Some of you may not be aware of the many articles and information I have posted on my web site at http://www.fromtimespast.com/ . Although much of my writing energy goes towards this blog these days I constantly get contacted by readers with questions about what I have written on my web site.Case in point: I wrote an article about CSA regulations on my site. CSA … Continue reading CSA Rules for Antique & New Light Fixtures
This post is an answer to a reader who asked me the following question: “I am starting a small auction house and am advertising for consignments. Just wondering if you could give me some input as the best way to get antiques for my auctions?” – Corina The following suggestions are not only for Corinna but for anyone who has considered selling their own antiques and … Continue reading Selling Consignment Antiques
Based on the number of emails I receive on this topic I think it might be a good idea to show you how I went about finding out some information on the teacup on the left. Now let me tell you what I did know about it when I bought it at an auction: I knew it was completely hand painted. I looked closely at … Continue reading How to Research a Teacup Mark
I received this very nice email from a reader in the United States. I really thought I should share it. Here it is: Dear Johanne, I was “surfing the web” last night looking for info on cast iron stoves and kitchens of the 20th century for my job. I work at a turn of the 20th C mansion here in Pennsylvania, which is run by … Continue reading A Victorian Home in the U.S.