Being an executor for a loved on’s estate is something many of us will have to deal with at some point in our life, but the personal loss felt will be compounded by the numerable tasks required in such a role. An executor is tasked with settling the affairs of the deceased, and deciding what to do with a lifetime of “stuff” left behind can … Continue reading When and If You’re an Executor of an Estate
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to go into an antique shop or antique mall, peruse the objects the dealers have for sale, and not have to wonder about where they come from, how old are they, or how were they used? Continue reading Identifying Antiques- Chests, Panelling and Newel Post Lamps
Collecting dolls has never been an area of interest for me – not because I don’t appreciate them but because there are other areas that fascinate me more. However, I was intrigued with this doll when a client brought it to me for evaluation. Continue reading Collecting Dolls: Alt, Beck and Gottschalk
Although there is evidence that Romans played backgammon on special boards, the games table did not become popular until the concept of the Medieval ‘great hall’ gave way to the building of smaller homes (called hotels in France) with individual rooms for different functions. One room was designated for games of chance. Gambling was rampant amongst the aristocracy and required furniture for that purpose. Enter … Continue reading What is a Games Table?
This blog is Part 2 of 2 on Nazi Collectibles . Continue reading Nazi Memorabilia Part 2/2