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Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
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10 ways to encourage kids to collect

10 ways to encourage kids to collect | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of discussion, sometimes couched as a “panic,” about how there are not enough kids interested in collecting. Whether you are concerned about the collecting industry or not, there are valid reasons to get kids interested in the hobby.


Collecting teaches children how to manage money, how to negotiate, how to value objects, how to organize, and, if you (and they) are lucky, they can also learn to appreciate craftsmanship, love history, and a whole lot more.

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Antique Campbell’s Soup advertisng tin sign expected to reach $40,000-$60,000

Antique Campbell’s Soup advertisng tin sign expected to reach $40,000-$60,000 | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

The lifetime collection of Don and Diane Sayrizi – advanced collectors in many categories, but especially antique advertising – plus consignments from over 100 other advanced collectors from all over the country will be offered Oct. 4-6 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, located at 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road.


“By far this is the best collection of antique advertising we have ever had the privilege of selling,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Mich. “We’ve held big auctions in the past, many of which featured advertising items, but never like this. The antique signs, in particular, are highly desirable and would be fine additions to any collection.”

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Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch For Sale

Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch For Sale | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Once owned by legendary Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, the 500± acre Pioneer Moon Ranch lies at the foot of the Pioneer Mountains surrounded by breathtaking beauty 25 minutes from downtown Ketchum. 

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1930s-40s clothing store display 14 compostion figure

1930s-40s clothing store display 14 compostion figure | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
THIS IS A RARE ORIGINAL 14 CLOTHING STORE DISPLAY COMPOSITION FIGURE.IT IS DAMAGED AS WHEN I GOT IT IT WAS PERFECT CONDITION BUT PUTTING IT IN STORAGE
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Collecting The Kind Of Molds You Do Want In Your Kitchen

Collecting The Kind Of Molds You Do Want In Your Kitchen | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

When I saw this jangle of vintage copper molds at the thrift store today, I was reminded of my aunt Vicki.


When she was alive, her entire kitchen was decorated with them. It began, I believe, as an inexpensive way to decorate. Back when I was a kid, you could grab these copper molds for just a quarter or so, which meant for a dollar or two you could easily cover your kitchen walls. (They are more expensive now, but still less expensive than other forms of home decor for your kitchen walls.)

I remember how the copper would gleam off the walls and warm the room…

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Another Old Yellow Dog Follows Me Home | Inherited Values

Another Old Yellow Dog Follows Me Home | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

When I fist spotted this adorable dog, I thought I’d be adding a new piece to my chalkware collection, but the second I picked him up, I knew better. Sure, I’d be adding him to my collection — who could resist that face?! — but he isn’t made of chalk or plaster.

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I Bought it "Ratty" and Left It Alone

I Bought it "Ratty" and Left It Alone | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Not all dealers where happy with my championing of “Buy It Ratty and Leave It Alone.” I had recently been director of The Rhode Island Historical Society and curator of American decorative arts at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. When I lectured to Providence audiences I stressed the importance of condition, form, and surfaces, and before long a local dealer took me to task for diminishing the number of customers who had previously been happy to purchase refinished furniture. He changed his words, however, when he realized he could put an object with a good early surface directly into his showrooms, without the labor of cleaning off the paint, and charge more because it was “untouched.”

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Vrrroom And Zoom

Vrrroom And Zoom | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Here at Antiques On Broadway, we’ve plenty of trains, train sets, trucks, tractors, model kits, toy cars, model kits, and automobilia — you know, the toys that inspire grown men and women to once again make those motor noises of their childhood.

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Vintage Paint By Number Metalware | Inherited Values

Vintage Paint By Number Metalware | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Combining two of my favorite things, vintage metalware wastebaskets and vintage paint by numbers, what’s not to love about this 1950s paint by number Tole Craft Wastebasket!

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There are a lot more options than trash cans too!

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In Lilli Vincenz’s papers, a trove of gay rights history

In Lilli Vincenz’s papers, a trove of gay rights history | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

History is written by the victors, but also by the scrapbookers, the collectors, the keepers, the pack rats. By those who show up, at the beginnings of things and with the right technology. History sometimes comes in pieces. It needs to be reassembled. Pasted and coaxed. Sometimes the finished product still has holes.


In one corner of the climate-controlled manuscript division, on a series of otherwise empty shelves, sits Lilli Vincenz’s unprocessed collection. ...


Twelve boxes. Cream-colored. Heavy. Inside: meticulous fragments of the gay rights movement of the latter half of the 20th century. Political pamphlets, sociological surveys, photographs and obituaries. Diaries of a young woman who was nervous about going into her first gay bar but whose Arlington living room later became the default place for gay women to feel at home.

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Not All Disney Princesses Were Legal | Inherited Values

Not All Disney Princesses Were Legal | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

In the 1920s through the 1940s, carnivals, state fairs, and the like gave away figurines made of plaster to those who successfully answered the calls of carnival game barkers. Because they were made of plaster or chalk, these pieces are called carnival chalkware. Given that they were made of a less-than sturdy material as well as given away to men trying to impress ladies and kids (both temporary conditions!), relatively few of the rather large number of plaster carnival prizes made and given away have survived; thus making them collectible.

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Rocks Of Ages | Collectors' Blog

Rocks Of Ages | Collectors' Blog | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
One year, when my sister and I were little girls, my parents bought the family a rock polisher or tumbler. It was neat to see what rocks would look like on

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1942 Vintage Book for children

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Clothes byMae McCrory presents to elementary school level children some of the history and basic facts about the industry behind the clothing

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Vanity Collectibles | Collectors' Blog

Vanity Collectibles | Collectors' Blog | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Women and their vanity -- err, vanity items. Yeah, that's what I meant. Vanity collectibles is a wide category. It spills with as many beautiful and odd

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Old Etiquette Books: How To Be A More Interesting Woman | Collectors' Blog

Old Etiquette Books: How To Be A More Interesting Woman | Collectors' Blog | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
I have a modest number of old etiquette books. They began as a part of my "women's issues" or "female history" collection, but since their number grows, we

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antique railroad date nails with mystery bonus!

antique railroad date nails with mystery bonus! | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
these are railroad date nails- it was explained to me that railroad companies used these nails when experimenting with different types of wood and wood treatment methods for the ties to try and determine which woods and treatments would provide...
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Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Vintage Jaydon plastic flower figural salt and pepper shakers, cream with green bottoms. 2 1/2 high. Excellent.

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Rick Kahler: Collectibles Aren't Wise Retirement Investments | Financial Awakenings

Rick Kahler: Collectibles Aren't Wise Retirement Investments | Financial Awakenings | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Almost everyone has a story about a cousin or an aunt who bought a box of junk at an auction and found in it a diamond ring worth several hundred dollars. Every once in a while a valuable painting by a famous artist turns up in someone’s attic. “Antiques Roadshow” sometimes features odd items that have been sitting around in someone’s house for years and that are appraised for thousands of dollars.


This doesn’t mean buying and selling art or collectibles is a good way to make money.


Buying art, antiques, or collectibles is extremely speculative, in part because values are so subjective. What a given item is worth depends entirely on what a collector might be willing to pay at any given time. A piece of pottery or jewelry might fluctuate considerably in value as trends come and go. Yesterday’s hot collectible (think Beanie Babies or Jim Beam bottles) might be tomorrow’s overpriced embarrassment.

Does this mean you should never buy art or antiques in hopes that they’ll increase in value? Not necessarily. I am suggesting, though, that investment shouldn’t be the primary reason for your purchase.

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Fashioning standards for industry conduct (Art & Antiques)

Fashioning standards for industry conduct (Art & Antiques) | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Doctors have the American Medical Association; lawyers are represented by the American Bar Association, car dealers, teachers, religions, and even countries have organized representation to promote their best interests to the public and government. Art and antiques dealers, one can categorically say, do not have any form of an umbrella organization that can advocate for its interests.

The many organizations that do attempt to be representatives of the industry are narrow in focus and small in membership. Whether it is the Art and Antiques Dealer’s League of America (AADLA), Antiques Dealers’ Association of American (ADA), National Antiques & Art Dealers Association of American (NAADAA), or the various state and local associations, they all have limited membership, finances, and interests. Individually they are just groups that attempt to create their own exclusivity of membership and can’t look at industry issues, be it a simple standard form of invoice or other business documents that have dealer and customer interests in mind; how about the larger purpose of the public’s image of dealers?

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Elizabethans practised advanced craft technologies

Elizabethans practised advanced craft technologies | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Elizabethan craftsmen developed advanced manufacturing technology that could match that of the 21st century, claim researchers from Birmingham City University who are analysing a 400-year-old hoard of jewellery.

The team from Birmingham City University have analysed the craftwork behind the famous Cheapside Hoard – the world’s largest collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery discovered in a London cellar in 1912.


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Women of the Future, 1902

Women of the Future, 1902 | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Generals, marines, lawyers, coach drivers, politicians, and even artists!  These were “Les Femmes de l’Avenir,” or “Women of the Future,” as imagined in a series of 20 postcards from the turn of the last century. 

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Becoming Unhinged Over Antique Beaded Purses | Inherited Values

Becoming Unhinged Over Antique Beaded Purses | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

This dreamy creamy white antique hand beaded bag is a square 4 1/2 by 4 /12/ inches, but it’s placed into the frame on an angle so that it looks diamond shaped. The German Silver frame is embossed with leaves — and the clasps are acorns!

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I Love Trash – Cans | Inherited Values

I Love Trash – Cans | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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When it comes to vintage wastebaskets, I prefer the metalware models (but plastic versions are available too). The big name in collectible vintage wastebaskets is Ransburg, but there are other names, less known and so less sought after.

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