Antiques & Art

Researching Antiques & Collectibles on the Internet

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.


Joseph and Richard Lamb: Architectural Wonders In Stained and Colored Glass

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.


Collecting Antique Typewriters

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.


Travelog: Historic Lille, France

A while back I wrote an article for Past Times, about my field of expertise—the Grande Braderie of Lille (flea market) in France, the first weekend each September, with more than 10,000 stands. Here, I would like to note some great things about my home besides flea markets, if you ever decide to come here…which you should!


A Word About Item ID Keyword Spam

The Item ID field in a listing is provided for the purpose of inventory management. Historically shops have been able to use any type of inventory minder in this field that works best for them. The Item ID can contain numbers only, words only, or a combination of the two.


A Few Words About Giclée

From time to time questions are asked about giclée prints and whether or not this type of print can qualify to be listed in the Fine Art Lane. The information below should help shop owners make this determination for printed copies of works of art created by any reproduction method, including giclée.


A Good Walk Spoiled

Whether you think of it in Mark Twain's terms, "a good walk spoiled," or
as being representative of much more than that, an adventure, a comedy,
lessons for life - the game of Golf has never, since its beginnings a
thousand or more years ago, been as popular with as many people as it is
today. Yes, the game of Golf is old, very old, although the rules for its
play with which we are familiar today were not formalized until 1951.


Fact Check: Tole and Toleware

Being derived from ‘taule,’ an early French word for ‘table,’ by implication tole was ware for table use. Sheet iron used to make household articles was also referred to as tole. To forestall rust it would be painted, making ‘tole peinte’ (painted tole).


Top Ten Listing Errors We See In Fine Art

Ruby Lane takes the issue of accurate listing of items very seriously. Recently our Quality Assurance team assembled a list of the top ten listing errors they see people making in Fine Art. Whether you're selling Fine Art on Ruby Lane or elsewhere online, you may benefit from the list to help ensure that your listings are accurate. Here they are:


The Top Ten Antiques Listing Errors We See


Ruby Lane takes the issue of accurate listing of items very seriously. Recently our Quality Assurance team assembled a list of the top ten listing errors they see people making. Whether you're selling antiques on Ruby Lane or elsewhere online, you may benefit from the list to help ensure that your listings are accurate. Here they are:


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