inApril 9, 2009 - 12:05pm
One thing that I have learned as I journey through this life, is that every single being in the world; whether alive today, part of our past or a projection of the future, has experienced something that they just cannot wrap their heads around. For some people it's the world of numbers and mathematics, for others it might be the internal workings of the automobile and for me it was always History.
inApril 8, 2009 - 4:32pm
Everyone knows their birthstone, but did you know that each month has a special birth flower or flowers?
inApril 8, 2009 - 2:09pm
I have yet to track down any precise information about the origin of the Ginger Nut Biscuit, but have been assured by many sources that they were a popular cookie in Victorian Britain as they still remain today.
inApril 7, 2009 - 3:50pm
QUESTION: I have a 9in high Thumbelina doll with an Ideal tag. What is its value? – GH, Lancaster, PA
ANSWER: Lack of detailed information is the primary reason I do not answer many of the questions sent to “Rinker on Collectibles.” “The proof is in the details” is the antiques and collectibles version of the old saying “the devil is in the details.” The more details a reader provides, the easier it is to answer the question.
inApril 7, 2009 - 3:39pm
As I look outside I am thinking of past generations. Living in the West the weather is always changing, nature is always growing, and the animals are always the same. The weather can change as fast as the wind is blowing through the trees. Nature grows in the spring so fast and abundant, and sits at waits in the winter. But the animals do the same thing year after year. The turkeys come down from the mountains to the valley in the fall to avoid the snow; they start to go back up in the spring to the mountains where it is cool.
inApril 7, 2009 - 3:20pm
After teaching for 31 years, and loving every day of it(well, ALMOST every day)....I decided to retire from the "going to work" every day routine....but knew I wasn't ready to really retire from working! After all, I was only 50!
inApril 7, 2009 - 2:55pm
I've been doing some memory searching trying to recall people and tv programs that have helped shape my fashion sense.
inApril 6, 2009 - 4:07pm
Was trying to find out if I could send an "SOS" to all dealers with a picture of a lamp........I am totally clueless, and am desparate to replace the glass shade or whole lamp.
Will try to contact dealers individually, but just thought there might be a quicker way.....know it's not presently available, but it would be so helpful for antique novices like me!!!
Thanks for your help.
inApril 3, 2009 - 1:08pm
After looking over my Quickbooks data from last year one final time before sending it to my accountant, I can't help but wonder, “Why am I doing this?” Sure, I've made some money. Perhaps I could have made the same or more by going to a “job” every day. But it's not JUST about money. There is something else that drives me to have a Ruby Lane shop. It all boils down to three basic things: the thrill of the hunt, the joy of learning, and the interaction with customers.
inApril 3, 2009 - 8:48am
Contemporary dolls - those plastic and vinyl made since around 1950 - are growing in popularity among collectors.