One of the biggest pitfalls for an individual attempting to do research on antiques is that they have no idea of the sites that are known for unrealistic pricing. They […]
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.
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 […]
This blog is Part 2 of 2 on Nazi Collectibles .
It should be no surprise that selling certain types of Nazi memorabilia is banned in many European countries. White supremacists and their ilk have made such items desirable yet they are seldom the buyers of high level Nazi objects. In this blog I feature two very special books that were popular during the Third Reich.
Seeing as I deal with antiques, and have never had experience as a marriage counsellor, what I’m talking about today is what is called, in the antiques trade, a “marriage.” […]
Antique Expert Tip #6: Do you know what a prie-dieu is? Or a barley twist? Read and find out.
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?
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 […]
Identifying what the marks mean on the bottom of a teacup can be sometimes challenging but other times, ridiculously easy. This Instant Antique Expert Tip answers the question “What does […]