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Canadian Catch: Colmer Bait Box and Lures

Canadian Catch: Colmer Bait Box and Lures

Today’s guest blogger is Patrick Daradick, a collector, researcher, and writer on vintage fishing lures made in Ontario, Canada. To learn more about fishing tackle makers from this province, visit Daradick’ website, ontariolures.com.  Read more »

The Blues Rocker's New Secret Weapon? An Electric Cigar Box Guitar

The Blues Rocker

(You can reach Lowe at 888-838-9885, bevlowe@bellsouth.net, or via his Facebook page)  Read more »

American Naval Snuff Boxes

American Naval Snuff Boxes

This article focuses on papier-mache snuff boxes made for the American market after the War of 1812, which featured imagery of U.S. naval heroes and naval engagements. It originally appeared in the September 1945 issue of American Collector…  Read more »

Bible Boxes Were Also Desks

Bible Boxes Were Also Desks

This article on Bible boxes discusses their use as a writing surface and case for writing materials and describes their gradual evolution into a desk. It originally appeared in the November 1942 issue of American Collector magazine, a publi…  Read more »

Vintage 1970s Lunch Boxes Revisited: When Pop Culture Ruled the Playground

Vintage 1970s Lunch Boxes Revisited: When Pop Culture Ruled the Playground

For kids in the '70s, the cartoon characters and pop stars on their metal lunch boxes were more important than the sliced apples and PB&Js inside. In fact, the coolness of your lunch box could determine your social status for the whole …  Read more »

Vintage Beer Boxes and Why Recycling Pays

Vintage Beer Boxes and Why Recycling Pays

Today’s guest blogger is  Read more »

A Boy's Matchbox Collection

A Boy

Today’s guest blogger is artist, author, and collector Jim Linderman, who treats his blog like an art form. You can find him on Show & Tell, too.  Read more »

Jockeying for Position: How Boxers and Briefs Got Into Men's Pants

Jockeying for Position: How Boxers and Briefs Got Into Men

Shaun Cole  Read more »

English Standing Cups

English Standing Cups

This article discusses the history and traditions surrounding English standing cups and describes the style and design of the drinking vessels. It originally appeared in the February 1947 issue of American Collector magazine, a publication …  Read more »

Teal, Merganser, and Other Antique Wood Duck Decoys

Teal, Merganser, and Other Antique Wood Duck Decoys

Steven Lloyd talks about antique duck decoys, discussing their history, how they were made, how they went from ubiquitous to rare, and the differences between factory-made decoys and those made by local woodworkers. He can be contacted via …  Read more »

Thimble Pleasures: An Interview With Sewing Collector Sue Gowan

Thimble Pleasures: An Interview With Sewing Collector Sue Gowan

Australian thimble aficionado Sue Gowan talks about her passion for sewing thimbles, from hand-painted Royal Worcesters to plastic ones. She discusses the history of thimble making, the various materials used, the different design styles em…  Read more »

Opinion: Take down the castle walls! (to grow our collecting clubs)

Opinion: Take down the castle walls! (to grow our collecting clubs)

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Jim Schottenham Casts His Net for Vintage Fishing Reels

Jim Schottenham Casts His Net for Vintage Fishing Reels

Jim Schottenham talks about antique fishing reels, discussing their history, the different styles and designs, the materials that were used, and some tips on how to identify your reel. He notes prolific reel makers, such as Pflueger and Wil…  Read more »

'Mad Men' Prop Master Scott Buckwald Explains How He Re-Creates the '60s

Scott Buckwald has been the prop master on a variety of popular movies and television programs, including Race to Witch Mountain and The Prestige. Recently, Buckwald spoke with us about his experiences as a prop master for AMC’s hit show Ma…  Read more »

Picks of the Week: What Collectors Are Buzzing About

Picks of the Week: What Collectors Are Buzzing About

Happy Lunar New Year, from Collector's Weekly! Here are some of the headlines, auctions, and blogs that caught our attention over the week.  Read more »

Daniel H. Wilson on Robot Uprisings and Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbusters

Daniel H. Wilson on Robot Uprisings and Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbusters

When Steven Spielberg comes calling, you know you've done a robot rebellion right. That’s been the pre-publication experience of Daniel H. Wilson, a Ph.D. in robotics whose upcoming novel, "Robopocalypse," was recently snatched up by the di…  Read more »

Hellfire and Damnation in Your Back Pocket

Hellfire and Damnation in Your Back Pocket

Today’s guest blogger is artist, author, and collector Jim Linderman, who treats his Dim Bulb Dull Tool blog like an art form. His new book, Old Time Religion, based on his blog of the same name, is available now. You can find him on Show &…  Read more »

Unlocking the Riddle of Skeleton Key Necklaces

Unlocking the Riddle of Skeleton Key Necklaces

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How Your Grandpa Got His LOLs

How Your Grandpa Got His LOLs

Mardi Timm:  Read more »

The Mao Mango Cult of 1968 and the Rise of China's Working Class

The Mao Mango Cult of 1968 and the Rise of China

Archives of Asian Art  Read more »

The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women

The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women

Chatelaines: Utility to Glorious Extravagance  Read more »

How a Gang of Harmonica Geeks Saved the Soul of the Blues Harp

How a Gang of Harmonica Geeks Saved the Soul of the Blues Harp

Thanks to David Barrett and Brad Kava for putting me in touch with Harland Crain and Kinya Pollard, who sent me to Brendan Power and Richard Sleigh, who insisted I talk to Joe Filisko. Thanks to Helen for Mickey. For an update of this artic…  Read more »

Could the Clothes on Your Back Halt Global Warming?

Could the Clothes on Your Back Halt Global Warming?

Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change  Read more »

Ghosts in the Machines: The Devices and Daring Mediums That Spoke for the Dead

Ghosts in the Machines: The Devices and Daring Mediums That Spoke for the Dead

Talking Tables & Scribbling Spirits: A Complete History of Spirit Communication Tools  Read more »

Manning Up: How 'Mantiques' Make It Cool for Average Joes to Shop and Decorate

Manning Up: How

Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff  Read more »