Antiques & Art
inSeptember 29, 2010 - 7:10pm
After a long hot spell (That sounds like something my Grandmother would have said), we've had a break in the temperatures and have enjoyed some days that "almost" makes us think that Autumn is upon us! Although we more than likely have several more weeks of summertime like readings on the thermometer, it has given us hope that it won't be long until we are hearing the rustling of leaves as they make their falling departure from the trees, and perhaps even roasting marshmallows at a fall celebration somewhere!
inSeptember 24, 2010 - 9:24am
One nice thing about having an internet shop is that nobody can shoplift from you. It’s a different story, however, if you have a bricks and mortar business. I am always amazed at what people shoplift.
inSeptember 20, 2010 - 2:20pm
We have all read about the graying population in the antique and collectible field. Shows try to reach out to younger collectors all the time, hoping to instill much needed new life blood into the field. With that in the back of my head, Cindy (Seniormovingspecialists) and myself decided to bring my granddaughters and her daughter to the 20th annual Fenton convention.
inSeptember 8, 2010 - 4:44pm
You are a mystery of intricacy.
St. George slaying the dragon, in an Amish home?
I count more than twelve colors and the wool is interwoven with a thread,
inSeptember 7, 2010 - 4:46pm
Here are a few more tips that might decrease the awkwardness that sometimes arises between those with and without a disability. No one wants to intentionally hurt another, but there isn’t a handbook on what’s common courtesy. Sometimes ‘political correctness’ can seem sterile, sometimes even reaching absurd proportions. But here are a few guidelines that might help ease discomfort for all, without being ridiculous.
inSeptember 3, 2010 - 4:34pm
At the time, 1970 I was twenty-one, when the owner of an antique shop threw my stepfather and me out of his store, I did not know that I would eventually become an antique dealer. It seems I’d always liked old stuff, I’d even sold a few things scavenged from my job at Morgan Memorials, but I really didn’t consider antiques a viable occupation for me. Workin’ on my cool, not workin’ for the man, was where I was at.
inAugust 20, 2010 - 4:57pm
There are two types of antique dealers. One the one hand, there are the dealers who love their merchandise dearly and are thoroughly convinced that a finer and more unique lampshade/art print/shaving mug never existed. These are the charming dealers who are delightful to talk to; full of information and anecdotes about each and every item. Generally, however, these are also the dealers whose prices are just a little too high, as the dealer is convinced that their item is truly special.
inAugust 11, 2010 - 4:43pm
Signed in pencil, signed in the plate, what does all of this mean? The way a print is signed and it’s impact on the value of the art causes a great deal of confusion. You will see prints that are unsigned, signed in the plate, stamped signature, estate signed and signed with a blindstamp. There are no hard and fast rules about how an artist should sign their graphic art. It is more important to know what the normal procedure was for the time period and what the normal practice was for that particular artist.
inJuly 26, 2010 - 4:16pm
My friend Kellie sat in my living room bewildered, “I have a living room piled high with my mother’s things that no one else wanted! I didn’t want them either, but someone had to keep them so I brought them home.” Kellie is going through the difficult process, along with her sisters, of moving her mom to a 24 hour care facility.
“What kind of things,” I asked.
“Her report cards from grade school, school projects and papers, old photos . . .” the list went on.
inJuly 15, 2010 - 3:01pm
Along with the warm temperatures and sunshine of summer, many antique and collectible groups and clubs hold their annual conventions in the summer time. The yearly events bring together people from all over the world who may have only one thing in common, their love of a particular collectible or antique. With the widespread use of the internet some people have been chatting about their collections in online groups and clubs and will get to meet people for the first time in person face to face.