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Ceramics Used in America From 1830 to 1859

Ceramics Used in America From 1830 to 1859

This article, written by the Brooklyn Museum’s then-Curator of Decorative Arts, discusses the global influence on American ceramics in the 19th century, using the china found at the Sunnyside house (Washington Irving's home) as an example. …  Read more »

The Three Periods of Oriental Lowestoft

The Three Periods of Oriental Lowestoft

This article discusses the history of porcelain known as Oriental Lowestoft, detailing its notable characteristics, available colors and designs, and the differentiation between periods. It originally appeared in the August 1938 issue of Am…  Read more »

An Introduction to Identifying and Collecting Antique Quilts

An Introduction to Identifying and Collecting Antique Quilts

Kimberly Wulfert is a quilt historian and collector whose website, www.antiquequiltdating.com, is a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

Antique Dolls, from Wood and Wax to Kewpie

Antique Dolls, from Wood and Wax to Kewpie

Noreen Marshall is the curator of the Dress, Doll, and Childhood collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in London. Recently, we spoke with her about the history of dolls, the various materials used and types of dolls tha…  Read more »

All You Need Is Paper: Why Antique Valentines Still Melt Modern Hearts

All You Need Is Paper: Why Antique Valentines Still Melt Modern Hearts

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Getting Started With an Antique Letterpress

Getting Started With an Antique Letterpress

Online since 1995, the Briar Press Museum (a member of our Hall of Fame) is dedicated to the history of the printing press. Here, founder Elizabeth Nevin explains to collectors the basic facts to consider when buying/selling/restoring an a…  Read more »

The Secret Language of Antique Hand Fans

The Secret Language of Antique Hand Fans

Anna Checcoli's Ventagli.org, an antique and vintage hand fan gallery and information site, is featured in our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

Understanding Antique Radios

Understanding Antique Radios

Phil Nelson runs Phils Old Radios, a member of our Hall of Fame, and a great resource for information on antique radios.  Read more »

Collecting Antique Ball Jars

Collecting Antique Ball Jars

In this article, collector Bruce Wayne Schank talks about collecting antique Ball jars (fruit jars), and the history of the Ball jar. Based in Pompton Plains, NJ, Bruce can be reached via his website, Balljars.net.  Read more »

Antique Telephone Collector Gary Goff Talks Candlesticks and Desk Sets

Antique Telephone Collector Gary Goff Talks Candlesticks and Desk Sets

In this interview, Gary Goff talks about collecting antiques telephones, including wood, candlestick, and rotary desk models from Western Electric and other makers. Based in Orange County, California, Gary can be reached via his website.  Read more »

Rob Niederman Focuses on Antique Wood Cameras

Rob Niederman Focuses on Antique Wood Cameras

In this interview Rob Niederman talks about collecting antique wood cameras from the late 1800s. Based in Minnesota, Rob can be reached via his website, Antique and 19th Century Cameras, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

Antique Oil Lamps and Chimneys

Antique Oil Lamps and Chimneys

In this interview, Dan Edminster discusses antique oil lamps and glass lampshades (and their manufacturers), and gives advice to novice collectors. Based in Hurleyville, New York, Dan and can be reached through his site, The Lampworks, whic…  Read more »

Signs, Tins, and Other Advertising Antiques

Signs, Tins, and Other Advertising Antiques

Alex Renshaw discusses collecting Victorian and Edwardian period advertising antiques, including porcelain enamel signs. Based in Worcester, England, Alex can be reached through his website, Advertising Antiques, which is a member of our Ha…  Read more »

Collecting Antique and Vintage Playing Cards

Collecting Antique and Vintage Playing Cards

Miriam van Houten and Joop Muller run DXPO Playing Cards, a great information resource on antique and vintage playing cards, and a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

The Fun and Artistry of Antique Fishing Lures

The Fun and Artistry of Antique Fishing Lures

In this interview, Joe Yates talks about collecting antique fishing lures and tackle, from the big five manufacturers (Heddon, Shakespeare, Creek Chub, Pflueger and South Bend) as well as smaller shops. Based in North Carolina, Joe can be r…  Read more »

The Birth and Evolution of Victor Victrola Antique Phonographs

The Birth and Evolution of Victor Victrola Antique Phonographs

Paul Edie talks about collecting antique Victor Victrola phonographs, including inside and outside horn models, the history of the company, and the evolution of the phonograph machines in general. Paul can be reached via his website, The Vi…  Read more »

Antique Marbles of Stone, Pottery and Glass

Antique Marbles of Stone, Pottery and Glass

This article discusses the beauty and the magic of marbles, noting their popularity, their uses, the materials they are made from, and where collectors can find them. It originally appeared in the July 1942 issue of American Collector magaz…  Read more »

Antique Furniture with Double Uses

Antique Furniture with Double Uses

This article describes furniture with a functional design – that is, furniture with multiple uses, such as a settee that doubles as a table or a library chair that unfolds, revealing a step-ladder to be used to reach a book on a high shelf.…  Read more »

A Short History of the American Antique Pocket Watch

A Short History of the American Antique Pocket Watch

Tom McIntyre talks about antique pocket watches, discussing key manufacturers, the mechanics behind the watches, the varying types, and the collecting hobby in general.  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 »

Agates, Corkscrews, and Onionskins: Fun with Antique Marbles

Agates, Corkscrews, and Onionskins: Fun with Antique Marbles

The late Alan Basinet talks about collecting antique marbles, noting various design styles, manufacturers, production methods, and the regions they came from. For more information, visit his website, marblealan.com.  Read more »

Antique Sewing Machine Collector Harry Berzack on Singers and Manhattans

Antique Sewing Machine Collector Harry Berzack on Singers and Manhattans

Harry Berzack is a collector of 19th-century and pre-World War II sewing machines. Unlike many collectors in this field, Harry’s 500-piece collection is international in scope. Recently we spoke with Harry about his collection of antique se…  Read more »

Frazier Dailey Makes the Case for Antique Tractors

Frazier Dailey Makes the Case for Antique Tractors

Frazier Dailey talks about antique and vintage tractors, discussing their history, the major manufacturers, collecting trends, and events for tractor enthusiasts. He can be contacted via his website, Antique Tractors Forum.  Read more »

Antique Mahjong Sets: An Antidote to Our Antisocial Internet Society

Antique Mahjong Sets: An Antidote to Our Antisocial Internet Society

In this interview, mahjong (also known as mah jong) set collector Carol Ann Harper looks at the variety of materials used to make the game’s tiles, boxes, and accessories. Harper debunks some of the myths about mahjong’s origins and explain…  Read more »

Antique Lamp Rorschach Test

Antique Lamp Rorschach Test

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