We are living through strange times and there is nothing about the worldwide present situation that hasn’t been said before or better by someone else so let me stick to […]
Just before Covid 19 hit and pretty much closed anything to do with antiques that wasn’t online, I had the opportunity to view several antiques at a 1906 farmhouse just out of town.
I love decorating our Christmas tree for the holidays and one of the biggest reasons is because I get to revisit my collection of antique ornaments. Although I find […]
I recently received a very interesting phone call from someone who wanted to know if I appraised farm equipment. As always, I asked what the purpose of the appraisal would […]
There comes a time in every one’s life that it is necessary to sell belongings – your own or someone else’s. Garage sales are one way but what if your […]
Occasionally an appraiser is required to appraise an object that belonged to a well known individual, alive or dead. Determining value for said object presents a conundrum for the appraiser on many levels.
February has been a tough month – not only does the cold weather make me a bit miserable, but I’m also feeling sad because two people that I liked and […]
Embarrassing, but it happened – I bought the vase you see above and listened to the dealer wax on about this well known Canadian female potter that created it. […]
Our home, aka the “Bell Residence” in the Highlands of Edmonton, has been sold. Now comes the not-so-much-fun part – moving. I have been collecting antiques for many years. Although […]
Some styles of decor are so out there that they become associated with only a small segment of society and fizz out of favour quickly. Art Nouveau is such a […]