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by Ruby Lane

The New Year Gives Antiques a Special Meaning

January 1st is a holiday in many countries, and waiting up on December 31 to welcome in the New Year at midnight is a great tradition. Around the world, in each time zone, exciting happenings have taken place with joyous celebrations, and fireworks in the air.

A framed hand drawn piece by the famous Scottish artist, illustrator and cartoonist Arthur Ferrier (1891 – 27 May 1973).

A framed hand drawn piece by the famous Scottish artist, illustrator and cartoonist Arthur Ferrier (1891 – 27 May 1973).

Rare German Postcard, Town Crier with Dog Announces New Year

Rare German Postcard, Town Crier with Dog Announces New Year

World-famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower in France, are lit up. Music venues have great performances planned.  People everywhere reflect on the happy and sad events of the past year, make resolutions to live better lives, and gather and celebrate in a spirit of friendship and peace. Strong feelings will result in much hugging and laughter through tears. And many people will sing their favorite songs, for example, “Auld Lang Syne.”

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Notably, partygoers in Times Square, New York City, cheer the impending arrival of the New Year. A crowd, estimated at about a million people, counted down down the hours to 2017. Many Americans at home and abroad watched the event on television. Now, here we are. It’s 2017!

THE NEW YEAR GIVES ANTIQUES SPECIAL MEANING RUBY LANE

Collectors of vintage and antique items see special meaning in the turning of the calendar year. They have studied the marvelous effects of time on styles and crafts. They have collected and preserved everything from impressive masterpieces to unique dolls and toys of yesteryear. Their heirlooms will be a year older.

Victorian Sampler from Rockland County, NY. Dated 1865

Victorian Sampler from Rockland County, NY. Dated 1865

Vintage Art Deco Cameo Ring

Vintage Art Deco Cameo Ring

Antiques once belonging to grandparents and to individuals of generations ago have a solemnity on New Year’s Day. Speaking to us from a distant past, antiques and vintage items tell amazing stories. The ticking of the clock brings antique collectors subliminal joy. Denver antique dealer Sally Star had some great words on antiques, “One of the best things about antiques is they preserve our past but also reveal our history, who we are and what we want as a people…what is important to us.”

Signed French Stained Glass Window

Signed French Stained Glass Window

Continental Brass Wax Seal Monogram Stamp

Continental Brass Wax Seal Monogram Stamp

Early Old Antique FARMER'S FRIEND Wooden Egg Crate

Early Old Antique FARMER’S FRIEND Wooden Egg Crate

Antique European scrubbed pine 2-piece huntboard

Antique European scrubbed pine 2-piece huntboard

This New Year you can discover distant years kept alive by browsing the antique and vintage items on Ruby Lane. There are antique pieces that fascinate everyone.  If you are a collector, what better way is there to affirm your interests than by purchasing something appealing for this special day? The New Year is an ideal time to begin collecting or to add items to an existing collection.

Antique Inlaid French Mantel Clock

Antique Inlaid French Mantel Clock

Antique Bohemian Triple Overlay Casket with Fine Dore Mounts

Antique Bohemian Triple Overlay Casket with Fine Dore Mounts

Happy New Year from all of us on Ruby Lane!

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