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Uncovering Lost Treasure - Antique Art Deco Telephones In Storage Since 1945

Uncovering Lost Treasure - Antique Art Deco Telephones In Storage Since 1945

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Cowan Art Pottery of the Art Deco Era

Cowan Art Pottery of the Art Deco Era

Carol Jacobs talks about Cowan art pottery, specifically who R. Guy Cowan was, the history of his company, and the different shapes, designs, and glazes that he produced. Carol is the curator of the Cowan Pottery Museum at the Rocky River P…  Read more »

Riley Humler Explains the Importance of Rookwood Art Pottery

Riley Humler Explains the Importance of Rookwood Art Pottery

In this interview, Riley Humler talks about collecting Rookwood art pottery, and discusses the history of Rookwood and its artists and products. Based in Cincinnati, Humler is Gallery Director of Cincinnati Art Galleries, which holds two Ro…  Read more »

U.S. Studio Art Glass, Before and After Chihuly

U.S. Studio Art Glass, Before and After Chihuly

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Copper Chronicles: How a Shipyard Worker Hammered Artillery Shells into Art

Copper Chronicles: How a Shipyard Worker Hammered Artillery Shells into Art

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The Art of Airline Ephemera

The Art of Airline Ephemera

Interview courtesy of the Ephemera Blog, Marty Weil’s great information resource on ephemera collecting and collectors, and a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

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

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

In this interview, Paul Somerson discusses Arts and Crafts silver items and jewelry, including the history of the Kalo shop and other famous artisans. Paul can be reached via his website, Chicago Silver, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

The Artisans and Designers Responsible for Roycroft Metalwork

The Artisans and Designers Responsible for Roycroft Metalwork

In this interview David Kornacki discusses the history of the Roycroft copper shop and its production of hammered copper items. Based in Manhattan, Kornacki can be reached through his website, Roycroft Copper, which is a member of our Hall …  Read more »

Stuart Lonsdale Explains the History and Design of Gouda Pottery

Stuart Lonsdale Explains the History and Design of Gouda Pottery

In this interview, Stuart Lonsdale talks about Gouda pottery, focusing especially on the designs and the artists’ markings. Based in England, Stuart can be contacted via his website, Gouda Design, which is a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »

The History of American Quiltmaking: An Interview with Merikay Waldvogel, Part One

The History of American Quiltmaking: An Interview with Merikay Waldvogel, Part One

In part one of our interview with her, Merikay Waldvogel talks about the history of American quiltmaking (see also part two on Collecting American Quilts). Waldvogel is an internationally known quilt historian, lecturer, and author. Among h…  Read more »

Don Levison on Cartier Tanks, Rolex Oysters, and Hamilton Venturas

Don Levison on Cartier Tanks, Rolex Oysters, and Hamilton Venturas

In this interview, Don Levison explains how wristwatches evolved from pocket watches and ladies’ bracelet watches, weighs in on the advantages of collecting vintage Hamiltons, and shares his unabashed enthusiasm for Patek Philippe, Cartier,…  Read more »

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

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

As the publisher and editor-in-chief of “Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts” Elyse Karlin gets to spend most of her time looking at, researching, and thinking about jewelry. In this wide-ranging interview, Karlin places the…  Read more »

American Picker Dream, Part II: Mike Wolfe On Enduros and Land Rockets

American Picker Dream, Part II: Mike Wolfe On Enduros and Land Rockets

As co-host of History Channel’s “American Pickers” and the operator of Antique Archaeology, Mike Wolfe is known to millions of TV viewers as the guy who digs treasures out of barns, sheds, and basements. Although he began his pickin’ career…  Read more »

A Party for Edward Gorey and the Edwardians

A Party for Edward Gorey and the Edwardians

The next Edwardian Ball happens Saturday, March 5, at the Music Box in Los Angeles. See more photos on my  Read more »

How Judith Miller Became the Martha Stewart of Costume Jewelry and Antiques

How Judith Miller Became the Martha Stewart of Costume Jewelry and Antiques

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Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male

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From Retail Palace to Zombie Mall: How Efficiency Killed the Department Store

From Retail Palace to Zombie Mall: How Efficiency Killed the Department Store

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

Manning Up: How

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Reyne Haines Spills on Tiffany, Chihuly, and Loetz

Reyne Haines Spills on Tiffany, Chihuly, and Loetz

Reyne Haines talks about the history of art glass, and about collecting art glass from designers such as Tiffany, Loetz, and others. Based in Cincinnati and New York City, Haines is a 20th-century decorative arts appraiser, collector, and d…  Read more »

Loetz Glass Collector Eddy Scheepers on the Pride of Bohemia

Loetz Glass Collector Eddy Scheepers on the Pride of Bohemia

Eddy Scheepers talks about the history of Loetz art glass, how iridescent art glass became popular in the 1880s, and the various designs Loetz produced up through 1940. Based in Belgium, Eddy founded Loetz.com, which is a member of our Hall…  Read more »

A Bookplate Junkie on the Basics of Collecting Ex Libris

A Bookplate Junkie on the Basics of Collecting Ex Libris

For more information on collecting bookplates and an incredible array of beautiful images, visit Jaffe's Bookplate Junkie blog.  Read more »

Collecting Vintage Cigarette Lighters

Collecting Vintage Cigarette Lighters

In this article, Eric Beeson talks about collecting vintage cigarette lighters, including brands such as Zippo, Ronson, and Dunhill.  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 »

Jim Potts on Vintage Petroliana

Jim Potts on Vintage Petroliana

In this interview Jim Potts talks about collecting petroliana: signs, gas pumps, globes, oil cans, maps, and other items related to gas stations and oil companies. Based in DeSoto, Missouri, Jim can be reached via his website, Oldgas.com, w…  Read more »

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

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

Jodi Lenocker discusses antique hatpin collecting, hatpin styles, and related historical information. Jodi is President of the The American Hatpin Society, a member of our Hall of Fame.  Read more »