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Collecting Vintage Magic Posters

What are vintage magic posters? Posters of magicians printed by the stone lithography method qualify as vintage magic posters. The stone lithography process was in it hig… Read more

Trends in Fishing Tackle Collecting

I’ve been a collector of antique fishing tackle for over 20 years, and have been selling antique tackle in my shop since 1990. I collect all aspects of fishing memorabili… Read more

The Birth and Evolution of Victor Victrola Antique Phonographs

When I was around 10, my grandfather passed away, and my dad brought home his Victrola and stuck it under the stairs in the basement. He didn’t want it or care about it. … Read more

'Roadshow' Appraiser Shares How She Assesses Turn-of-the-Century Jewelry

I bought my first piece of jewelry—a gold ring with a big lapis stone propped on prongs—when I was about 12 with money my grandfather gave me. Then, as a teenager, I work… Read more

Reyne Haines Spills on Tiffany, Chihuly, and Loetz

I started becoming interested in art glass when I moved from Texas to New York, and wanted to decorate my apartment with New York-type things, things I had never seen in … Read more

Stuart Lonsdale Explains the History and Design of Gouda Pottery

I think it all started with a small pottery vase my mother obtained from the art pottery shop where she worked in the early 1920s and ‘30s. After she died in 1988, I didn… Read more

Piecing Together the History of Jigsaw Puzzles

What inspired me to collect old jigsaw puzzles? I grew up as a child with some wonderful world class puzzles in my household. They were puzzles my mother and grandmother … Read more

Model T Fords, From Speedsters and Runabouts to Roadsters and Coupes

The Model T Ford Club of America is headquartered in Centerville, Indiana. We have about 115 chapters in the United States and other countries like Argentina, Australia, … Read more

What All These Hatpins Were For, and Why We Stopped Using Them

Originally my husband and I collected cylinder phonographs, but after you acquire a few of them and their stands, you soon run out of room. So, I was looking for somethin… Read more

The Kalo Shop, a Mecca for Arts and Crafts Sterling Silver

How did I get started collecting Arts and Crafts silver? My wife and I had been collecting Arts and Crafts items as far back as I can remember, mostly furniture and tiles… Read more

Signs, Tins, and Other Advertising Antiques

How did I get started collecting advertising antiques? My dad was a lecturer and tutor in graphics and art from the 1960s onwards, and was into vintage automobiles and ad… Read more

The Timeless Appeal of the Westclock Big and Baby Bens

How did I get interested in clocks? Something about them has always been ingrained in me. My mom’s father had a small collection of antique clocks and when I was a little boy… Read more

When Postcards Were the Social Network

I worked for 35 years as a reference librarian with the Madison Public Library and I just got interested in Madison’s history through my reference work. My husband and I coll… Read more

Elyse Karlin on the Beautifully Unrefined Origins of Arts & Crafts Jewelry

I started collecting jewelry when I was about 13 years old. I was very close to an interior designer who took me to antiques shops. While she looked for paintings and obj… Read more

Riley Humler Explains the Importance of Rookwood Art Pottery

I don’t remember the first Rookwood piece I ever bought, that’s getting close to 40 years ago. But I must have liked it, because I kept studying and learning, and it’s been a… Read more

The Iridescent Charms of Carnival Glass

Our newest book is actually the fully revised and expanded second edition of our first book. It came out originally in 1997, but needed a lot of updating because we’d don… Read more

Record Collector Ted Staunton On His Favorite 78s

Ted Staunton was born in England, but now lives an active retired lifestyle in Vancouver, Canada. Ted has an outstanding collection of 78 rpm record labels. We talked about h… Read more

Beer and Soda Bottle Opener Bliss

My mother brought home a bunch of openers back in 1977, and that got me started collecting. I thought it would be pretty neat to do because nobody else was collecting them. T… Read more

Treasures of the Corner Drugstore and Soda Fountain

I’m fourth generation in the pharmacy business, so I grew up in a pharmacy, and it always was interesting to me. I also enjoyed a lot of the old black-and-white movies that h… Read more

The Artisans and Designers Responsible for Roycroft Metalwork

I started collecting Roycroft around 1992 when I visited the Peter Roberts Gallery in New York City. That was sort of the peak of the Arts and Crafts mania and there were… Read more

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Rookwood Art Pottery

Founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols, Rookwood pottery is a favorite of art pottery collectors for the quality of its pieces… (more)

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau architecture, furniture, jewelry, and graphics took their inspiration from the curving shapes and flowing lines of flo… (more)


From the tail end of the 19th century through the first few decades of the 20th, the Roycrofters of East Aurora, New York produced… (more)

Silk Postcards

In 1898, a Krefeld, Germany, company introduced woven silk postcards, an idea that combined the concepts of printed postcards and … (more)

Lalique Art Glass

Even though he is known today for his antique art glass, René Lalique (1860-1945) began his career in 1881 as a freelance jeweler.… (more)

Ty Cobb Memorabilia

Baseball’s first superstar, Ty Cobb, played 24 seasons in the Major Leagues, mainly for the Detroit Tigers. Ironically nicknamed “… (more)

Mission Style Furniture

Mission-style furniture grew out the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement, which like Art Nouveau was a response to indust… (more)

Hamilton Pocket Watches

In 1893, the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania began producing pocket watches primarily for railroad workers. Rail… (more)

Northwood Glass

Harry Northwood, son of esteemed English cameo glass maker John Northwood, came to the United States in 1880. He first worked for … (more)

Arts and Crafts Era

The Arts and Crafts movement that swept the United States and Great Britain from roughly 1880 to 1920 was a response to the indust… (more)

Carnival Glass

Carnival glass, or inexpensively made glassware treated to have an iridescent sheen, has captivated collectors for years. Its eye-… (more)

Ford Model T

First released in October of 1908, the Ford Model T was designed to be a car for the people. Unlike cars that had come before it, … (more)

Mesh and Beaded Purses

Mesh bags are slinky—and deceptively tough—purses made out of the same sort of metal links used in armor. In the late 1800s, the m… (more)

Tobacco Cards

Today when many collectors hear the words “tobacco cards,” they think of the T205 and T206 baseball-card sets from the early 20th … (more)

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright, who emerged as an architect during the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement, gave birth to the first d… (more)

Wood Telephones

The telephone was introduced by Alexander Graham Bell at a world's fair, the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylva… (more)

Loetz Art Glass

Loetz was the premier Bohemian art glass manufacturer during the Art Nouveau period (or Jugendstil, as it was called in German-spe… (more)

Slag Glass Lamps

Slag glass, also known as marble glass or malachite glass, is a type of opaque, streaked pressed glass. Production of slag glass o… (more)

Kewpie Dolls

Antique and vintage Kewpie dolls, sometimes misspelled as "cupie," have a unique origin story. In 1907, Kewpie-doll creator Rose O… (more)


Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1890s and 1920s, as music hall actresses like Lillian Russell and Lillian Langtry… (more)

Art Deco Jewelry

In the mid-1920s, the Art Nouveau movement gave way to Art Deco, which was popular throughout the 1930s. Like Art Nouveau, Art Dec… (more)

Military Posters

During World War I, the U.S. government, contractors, and advertisers alike printed large quantities of posters in order to delive… (more)

Candlestick Telephones

Candlestick telephones, also known as “upright desk stands,” first gained popularity in the 1880s as the telephone became an impor… (more)