The ABC’s of Early American Pattern Glass

A cursory look at the auction items offered in the section of ebay at Pottery & Glass > Glass > Glassware > Early American Pattern Glass, could leave a person slightly bewildered. You have to wonder why some choose that section which is designated specifically for 19th century American pressed glass to list their item,…

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A Guide To All-Things-Disney Collectibles

Since the first appearance of Mickey Mouse in the 1928 classic “Steamboat Willie,” Disney has become one of the world’s most beloved brands. There are also few brands with as much merchandising power as Disney; from the early days, the company has released a new batch of Disney collectibles just about every year, with devoted…

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These Vintage Toys from Every Decade Will Give You Serious Nostalgia

Antique and vintage toys have a special meaning for most of us. These items remind us of a simpler time of childish innocence, one that can be recaptured just by the sight, sound or smell of a toy that inspired play when we were young. “Toys are often talismans of key stages in our lives…

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From Lace Tablecloths to Cotton Towels: The Fancy World of Vintage Linens

Many antique linen collectors argue that modern-day linens simply can’t match the fine craftsmanship and quality of antique ones. “The quality of fabric and the needlework produced for vintage and antique textiles is exquisite and unsurpassed by household linens found today,” says Christine Hamm of the Etsy store VintageLinens. “They are elegant and durable and,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying Antique Appliances

One might be surprised to learn that the internet is home to a passionate, large group of vintage appliance enthusiasts. Stoves and refrigerators might not be the first thing that comes to mind for many antique hunters and estate sale frequenters, but large antique kitchen appliances-mainly stoves-have a dedicated following. A Short History of America’s…

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Antique and Rare Books: A Guide for Estate Sale Shoppers

Anyone who has been to an estate sale, garage sale or thrift store has seen the pile of old, tattered books tucked away in a corner, mostly ignored. Books are one of those items that tend to accumulate in our lives because it feels like sacrilege to throw one away. This is great news for…

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Fashion Trends Throughout The Ages

It goes without saying that what’s “in” in the world of fashion has changed drastically throughout the years. Fashion trends come and fashion trends go… and then vintage fashion trends come back in again. For people with a passion for fashion, taking a look back at the fashion trends of years past can be fun…

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Vintage Purse Trends Throughout the Ages

Most women (and some men!) can’t live without their purse. A purse is the perfect blend between fashion and function; it acts as both a stylish accessory to accentuate a great outfit and a carryall for keeping all the things you need (wallet, phone makeup, jewelry) with you throughout the day.  There’s no one-size-fits-all approach…

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