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"Did you see these?" Posts from my Facebook page / Saturday 5-14-11

Still playing catch up on  my Facebook mini posts, so here's another installment of "Did you see these?", with some recent info, announcements and events from the antiques and vintage world.

Hope you'll go "LIKE" my page if you're on Facebook -- Pretty please with sugar on it! (But I'm not begging or anything.)


Says me:

“Don’t be afraid to pay tomorrow’s prices today.”

“Sometimes the opportunity to buy something is more rare than the item itself.”

I have never forgotten these 2 quotes (although I forget who said them). Both are in regard to buying the best examples of rare items.

Like Harry Rinker, I find my researching of #antiques makes them mean more to me.
Read his views:  http://www.worthpoint.com/blog-entry/researching-collectibles-pearl-queen-stickpin
"In conversations with serious collectors, I  often hear the phrase: “It speaks to me.” Inanimate objects have voices, something difficult to understand by those who do not collect. All objects have a voice, the stories they can tell. If collectors or anyone want to hear the voice, all they have to do..."


A gorgeous free online magazine -- a "must read":
Read: ARC Mag, free online - see some Moorcroft Art Pottery so pretty it hurts! #antiques http://bit.ly/iSidPJ


Schmidt Family's Private Coca Cola Museum collection going to auction -- http://www.schmidtmuseum.com/ -- read more:

Truly rare Coca Cola collection going to auction - wow! http://www.news9.com/story/14518212/ky-family-to-sell-massive-coca-cola-collection?goback=.gde_2375324_news_493149299

 Read more about the rare Coca Cola collection auction via Antique Trader:

 World's largest private Coca-Cola art, memorabilia collection going up for sale

"It is the biggest and the best privately held collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in the world. There are one-of-a-kind posters, rare serving trays, bottles, colorful jewelry, lighted signs, artistic clocks, antique delivery trucks, Santa icons and even the side of a barn. Altogether, there are some..."


Wish I could have seen this exhibit. Check out the pix to see the super creative way the exhibit designer displayed this huge quilt collection!

Woman's 650 red and white quilt exhibit was gift to NY. Original display design concept wowed crowds.  



To Read: Philip Chasen's candid show report of Chicago Merch Mart #antiques Show: Sales ok, not great.


Results of the Chicago Merchandise Mart International Antiques Show, April 29 – May 2, 2011 | Philip Q & A with Harry Rinker: Dexterity Puzzles, ‘Treasure Chest’ Comic, 46-Star Flag
"The Chicago Merchandise Mart International Antiques Show ended on Monday, May 2, 2011. Many of the dealers were pleased with their results, but a few were not. Following is some of the scuttlebutt...."


To Read: Realistic look at current costume jewelry market, for collector or dealer.

Expert Kathy Flood offers a candid update on the often-fickle jewelry market, listing what’s selling and what’s sitting.
By Kathy Flood via Antique Trader http://www.antiquetrader.com/article/?p_ArticleId=9636&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


Rinker's WorthPoint column w/advice to preserve antique FLAGS.

Insight & advice for the #antiques biz via Maine Antique Digest's column ''Young Collector'' by Davis & Richmond.
Be positive, teach, promote others, and get a TV show if you can.


We lose another iconic #antiques biz - Blenko Art Glass files 4 bankruptcy.

The bankruptcy petition estimates Blenko owes between $1 million and $10 million to as many as 50 to 99 creditors. Its total assets are estimated between $500,000 and $1 million.


#Antiques in the news- NY Times article on Brimfield show -

"Jill Reid Lukesh and Judy Reid Mathieu, whose father founded what is now one of the largest outdoor antiques fairs in the country, on preparing for the 2011 season...."


For #Antiques collectors & dealers, Antique Trader blog is a MUST READ!

RIP Jackie Cooper - Loved him in The Champ and in Our Gang

Rare 7/8" litho probably c. 1931 when he appeared in the title role of the feature film Skippy, earning him an Oscar nomination. Outstanding N. Mint example.


#Antiques - old fireplace mantle / mantel as bed headboards - gorgeous!

Be inspired by these repurposed furniture ideas, which are DIY ideas for repurposing mantles into headboards.

The end days for Frankoma Pottery.

Auctioning off equip. & 1,000+ pcs of pottery, but NOT the name, or the molds yet.

Directions: From OKC take I-44 east to Exit 218A (Sapulpa–66) then west on Highway 66 one mile to Frankoma Road. Go northwest 1 mile to Frankoma Pottery Factory.

The day time stopped for Frankoma Pottery 
Video in factory, auction preview #antiques

A once-popular Sapulpa company is going up on the auction block.


Last maker of manual typewriters stops production.
Harry Rinker waxes nostalgic. #antiques
"Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a colleague and friend, sends me e-mail alerts about news stories that might interest me. A recent e-mail contained a URL for a story about the closure of the last manufacturer of manual office typewriters. The story made a minor splash in the world media and then quickly disappe..."


Philp Chasen reports on shopping 4 #antiques @ Paris Flea markets. Dollar-to-Euro value not helping.

"The Rue des Rosiers, looking east toward Marché Dauphine and Marché Malassis, in the heart of the St. Ouen antiques flea market district..."


It's Worth What? #antiques in new TV game show.
Lara Spencer creator/producer, but Cedric the Ent'r hosts. NBC summer 2011.

This summer, NBC will premiere "It’s Worth What?," a new alternative series hosted by comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" ("The Steve Harvey Show," "The Original Kings of Comedy")."It’s Worth What?" is a game show that taps into America’s love for cost and value, such as hidden gems found in one's att...


New Google site analyzing data about consumer behavior and marketing trends.
At Google we like to say “Data beats opinion.” We hope the data you find here - about consumers, media and results - will help you make smarter decisions for your business.

Brimfield show report w/slide show pix.
Industrial HOT but #antiques furn. sales slow.

"Brimfield Antiques Shows dealers talk of declining interest in traditional antique furniture and stronger market for furniture that once was used in factories."

Can't make it to Brimfield? Check out Auction Zip's show pix.
Photos: 12

Want more antiques news?
Read this E-paper about antiques - my blog's included - Alltop - Top Antiques News -- Antique news
and headlines from around the web. http://antiques.alltop.com/


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