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Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
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The secrets to investing in art

The secrets to investing in art | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Investing in art is a long-term project, so collectors should only buy what they love.


...Every collector also likes to have their art appreciate in value. But an artwork’s true value, beyond its importance in the larger art community and how rarely it appears on the market, is how desirable it is – the work’s aesthetic dividend.

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We hear this time and time again; yet people still ask...


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We hear this time and time again; yet people still ask...

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14 Things This Collector Is Thankful For

14 Things This Collector Is Thankful For | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Traditionally Thanksgiving involves giving thanks for family, friends, food and other blessings of a non-materialistic nature. I’ll be giving that little speech later today with family, don’t you worry about that; but this holiday I want to give special thanks from the bottom of my little collector heart.

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Elizabeth’s Crazy-Awesome Collection of Vintage Ephemera, Toys and Holiday Items PLUS Her Etsy Shop Grandmother’s Attic

Elizabeth’s Crazy-Awesome Collection of Vintage Ephemera, Toys and Holiday Items PLUS Her Etsy Shop Grandmother’s Attic | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
RetroRuth here! It is always so much fun to bring you our new sponsors and give you new places to shop, new products to discover AND new collections to “ohh” and “ahh” over! But I have to admit, El...
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An interview with a dealer & collector -- with lots of photos from her collection!

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My Vintage Wardrobe: Lulu Gwynne, Owner Of Betty Blythe Vintage Tea Room - MyDaily UK

My Vintage Wardrobe: Lulu Gwynne, Owner Of Betty Blythe Vintage Tea Room - MyDaily UK | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
When you're Lulu Gwynne, every day is the Twenties and every outfit affords an opportunity to dress-up. That means furs, fascinators and fabulous (faux)
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Odd collectibles may be rare, but that doesn't mean they're always expensive

Odd collectibles may be rare, but that doesn't mean they're always expensive | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Deanna describes ephemera as one of the most overlooked and lowest priced areas of collecting, which hosts some “odd” collectibles.
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This is Part 2 of my two part post at Collector Perspectives. Read Part 1 here.

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This is Part 2 of my two part post at Collector Perspectives. Read Part 1 here.

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The Best Thing About Those Vintage Madonna Nudes: The Bob Guccione Collection – Silent Porn Star

The Best Thing About Those Vintage Madonna Nudes: The Bob Guccione Collection – Silent Porn Star | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

By now, most of you may have heard about those nude photos of a young, 18 year old, Madonna taken by photographer Herman Kulkens.


These photos of Madonna, along with over 1000 other items, are part of the Bob Guccione Collection.

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For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

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For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

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For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

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In the collector world, nothing is truly “weird”

In the collector world, nothing is truly “weird” | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

“The honest truth is, I don’t find anything to be weird in collecting,” says collector Deanna.


...We’ve all heard the expression “one man’s trash is another’s treasure”, well, one man’s treasure is another man’s weird.

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My latest at Collector Perspectives (part 1 of 2).

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My latest at Collector Perspectives (part 1 of 2).

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The Fargo Record Fair | Inherited Values

The Fargo Record Fair | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

A quick review of the record fair -- along with some audio for audiophiles to enjoy!

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Thinking about the unthinkable: Your collection vs. a natural disaster

Thinking about the unthinkable: Your collection vs. a natural disaster | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
The American Collectors Insurance team wants to see all collections protected up to their full collector value. Learn more about why specialty insurance may be a good option for your collection.
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About My Passes On Girls On Glasses – Silent Porn Star

About My Passes On Girls On Glasses – Silent Porn Star | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

The reason these glasses are so common are that many of them survived for the very same reason of needing to be hidden. Tucked away under the bar, in the booze cabinet, and other places children, in-laws, nosy neighbors, and even spouses were expected not to peer, just saved the life of the glasses. They remained unscathed, hidden in dusty places until the now-adult children discover them as part of the estate. (Of course, the true iconic bachelor, however real or unreal he may be, he may have used the glasses to the point of wearing the decals off them… If we can believe the legends of “the bachelor life”.


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As you might expect from a site titled "Silent Porn Star" this is NWS; but it's an interesting piece about such collectibles & cultural history.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:42 PM

As you might expect from a site titled "Silent Porn Star" this is NWS; but it's an interesting piece about such collectibles & cultural history.

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Preserving The Integrity Of An Old Glass Preserves Bottle

Preserving The Integrity Of An Old Glass Preserves Bottle | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

I knew that whatever was in this old glass jar was not a “good thing,” but somehow the metallic silver tone still sparkled and beckoned from behind the decorative molded glass. Look how the caramel-colored whatever-it-is seemed to flow along the inside of the smooth art deco lines! And who doesn’t love the dear Old Manse paper label on the front?! So I snapped it up.


But, oh, the work!

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Readers ask about degrading Occupied Japan salt/pepper shakers

Readers ask about degrading Occupied Japan salt/pepper shakers | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

I got to wondering about Japan’s place in the marketing of these products. The country was a major producer of salt and pepper shakers by the 1940s, and many of them were made in the stereotypical images of African Americans that was omnipresent in this country.

I know that Japan was not the only foreign country that made money off these items (I found some on the web that were said to be marked Germany). So I Googled, which turned up thousands of results of ”Made in Occupied Japan” Black Americana stuff that folks were selling – many caricatures and decidedly crude.

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The Black, White and Shades of Grey in Collecting Black Americana

The Black, White and Shades of Grey in Collecting Black Americana | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

According to Howard Dodson, director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, “There are two kinds of collectors of black Americana: those who are interested in collecting as a financial investment and those with a passion for finding ‘the missing pages of history.’”


...There is also some concern that part of the drive in purchasing black Americana is pimpin’ black culture.: that this adoption of old images and negative stereotypes is being glamorized in a perverse way. Like hip-hop’s bad ‘rap’ (pun intended), collecting black Americana is sweeping the nation in a concerning way.

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As a white chick, I don't dare collect this stuff -- even if I, as a collector of similar negative sterotypical items about women, understand the desire to document the horrible past.

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Irish collectors still favour nostalgia...By Michael Parsons

Irish collectors still favour nostalgia...By Michael Parsons | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Since the economy crashed in 2008, the Irish fine art and antiques market has experienced a flight to quality and search for safe-haven status. The most significant trends are the fall in value of both modern art and antique furniture.

Despite the startling prices being achieved for abstract modern and contemporary art at international auctions, Irish taste remains traditional and conservative. Auction results suggest the art that continues to be most highly sought after is traditional and representational, particularly landscapes of the west of Ireland, pastoral scenes, portraits and still lifes.

Although Ireland is becoming more urbanised and cosmopolitan by the day, a rural idyll – featuring nostalgia-infused motifs such as thatched and whitewashed cottages, farmyards, fishing harbours, horses, sheep and cattle, crossroads, cloud-flecked skies, blue mountains, bogs, rivers and lakes – still exercises a powerful hold over the national imagination.

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Discussing What's Going On In These Antique Photographs

Discussing What's Going On In These Antique Photographs | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
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Join the conversation, follow the links, share what you know!

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August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day

August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

National Thrift Shop Day: a day to promote the ethical and economic opportunities of shopping at thrift stores. Why should collectors care? Because among the common secondhand goods, lie the uncommon treasures.

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7 tips for shopping at thrift stores

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About Antique & Collectible Appraisals

About Antique & Collectible Appraisals | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

With all the work we do in antiques and collectibles, we are often asked about appraisals. Here’s what we know, and what we do.


First of all, it is important to note that there is no such thing as a licensed appraiser in the United States of America.

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36 Things Vinyl Collectors Love

36 Things Vinyl Collectors Love | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it
Face it, you don't get any of this with Spotify.
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Not that vinyl lovers need any convincing ;)

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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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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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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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Collecting Silent Film Stars: Annette Kellerman | Inherited Values

Collecting Silent Film Stars: Annette Kellerman | Inherited Values | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

Being the fan that I am (both of the collector and silent film), I couldn’t just let Mary Ann Cade go that easily after delivering her recent silent film news — I had to ask her about one of her favorite silent film stars, Annette Kellerman (also billed as Annette Kellermann and called “The Perfect Woman”).

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Catalog collectibles as a first step to safekeeping

Catalog collectibles as a first step to safekeeping | Antiques & Vintage Collectibles | Scoop.it

An important rule in collecting is "know what you have." Taking the steps to catalog collectibles can save you time, money and frustration.


...What I want to cover is how to document your collections so that you can insure them against loss. In the process, your documentation will also help to establish provenance and value when the day comes that your collection changes hands. Of course, when you do buy insurance, the agent’s first question to you will be: “What do you have?” So let’s get right down to the business of identifying and cataloging “what you have” in the way of collectibles. Along the way, you may want to decide to inventory the rest of your household goods, as well. It can’t hurt.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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