Antiques & Art
inOctober 2, 2008 - 4:21pm
In 1962, I was a student at the University of Mainz at Gonsenheim., West Germany. I studied Western civilization. The German philosophers, American history (from a perspective not available here in the U.S.) and a business course called “Money.”
The course on money was, by far, he most interesting. The information I acquired has been financially rewarding. The course looked at the social, emotional and psychological aspects of spending money.
inOctober 1, 2008 - 12:06pm
Notes from the Lane received an email from a reader, Patricia Lynch of Chicago, IL, asking for assistance in helping her locate several antique items that were stolen from her establishment. If you have any information please contact Patricia directly. Her contact information is listed below. Editors - Notes from the Lane
inSeptember 26, 2008 - 2:40pm
To escape religious persecution in 1774 Mother Ann Lee, an Englishwoman,
Shaker beliefs were based on divine order. All members dedicated
inSeptember 25, 2008 - 4:29pm
The antiques and collectibles trade in 2008 is very different than it was in 1993. The changes have been earth shattering. Change is inevitable. This may be life’s only truth; everything else is speculation. What follows is my speculation about where we are and where we need to go. Whether you agree or disagree is not important; that you think about it is.
inAugust 21, 2008 - 2:44pm
Undeniable obsession; the search for financial backers; bankruptcy; families with their possessions piled into handcarts, on foot to another town to escape creditors and try again; triumph and disaster: the story of the development of English porcelain in the first half of the 18th century.
inAugust 12, 2008 - 9:08am
Was it only a few months ago the North wind blew cold, sculpted drifts of
Conversely, in the middle of August, we think ice is nice. It cools our
inJuly 31, 2008 - 4:46pm
I bought an antique helmet at auction for $900 plus $90 buyer’s premium. However, $990 is not the total amount of money I have invested.
I first saw the helmet a week before the auction. In my opinion, it was not a reproduction. It was in excellent condition for an iron antique that could be three or four hundred years old. The helmet brought to mind a painting by Rembrandt in which the setter is wearing a similar but much finer-crafted helmet.
inJuly 22, 2008 - 1:58pm
How can I be the antiques expert for this site if I don't know everything there is to know about antiques? It's really simple; I know how to research. And the more I research, the more information I retain. I may not be an expert on Roseville pottery, for example, but I know where to look online to find the information I need when I need it.
inJuly 10, 2008 - 4:31pm
The brothers Joseph and Richard Lamb came to New York City from England and in 1857 founded the J. & R. Lamb Studios. The firm became widely known as one that could produce architectural wonders in stained and colored glass. Their renown in ecclesiastical installations preceded that of later firms who eventually did similar work, such as Tiffany Studios, and Lamb designs incorporating opalescent glass are particularly prized.
inJune 26, 2008 - 8:32am
First Some Quick Tips for Collecting Antique Typewriters
- The first typewriter was produced by Remington in the 1870s.
- Unlike other collectibles, instead of being devoted to more prolific brands, collectors often seek typewriters made by obscure companies.
- Some of the most costly vintage typewriters have out of the ordinary shapes or incorporate unusual features.