'Tique Talk ~ About Antique Collecting ~ by Marianne Dow

Springfield Extravaganza Antique Show Photos - Slideshow Video

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My Facebook Posts Wrap-Up for 5-28-11

Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Hope you find some treasures, and make some memories.
Memorial Day was once Decoration Day. I love this Sweetheart Pin decoration.
"... A patriotic pin is a good way to show honor and respect for those who died while serving our country. ..."
Love this! Turns out I collect ''Spermull'', German for curbside pickings. Via kovels.com free e-newsletter. http://kovels.com/201105188518/News-News-News/collecting-qsperrmullq.html
"...Impress your friends and tell them you collect sperrmull. That is the German word for furniture and other large pieces put on the curb as trash and grabbed by collectors before trash pickup time. We still brag about a very old Ivory soap packing crate..."
This is A MUST!
Get yourself a FREE online subscription to #Antiques & Fine Art magazine. It includes their huge archives. What a fabulous resource for collectors and dealers.
"Antiques and Fine Art is the leading resource for collectors, designers, and enthusiasts of art and antiques. Featuring outstanding inventory for sale from top antiques & art dealers, educational articles on fine and decorative arts, and a calendar listing upcoming antiques shows and fairs."
Antique Perfume bottle market strong #antiques #bottles / via Antique Trader
'''...The International Perfume Bottle Association's annual auction once again surpassed all previous year's results by grossing an astounding $522,120 on an 83 percent sell through rate. The April 29 auction featured more than 250 items in addition to powder boxes and novelty items. ..."
Harry Rinker has reading suggestions for #antiques AND #mystery book fans.
"... Brandy, Jane, Josie and Maggie are back. When I heard they were coming to visit, my heart beat faster. When I hold them in my hands, I think of song lyrics: I have grown accustomed to their faces—apologies to Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) in Lerner's and Loewe's "My Fair Lady." Each time I ...'
Record prices set for illustration art @ ha.com #antiques via Antique Trader @antiquetrader
"...Gil Elvgren's "Gay Nymph," from 1947, brought $286,800 – a record for the artist – in Heritage Auctions' $3.409+ million illustration art auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion May 4. Major nudes by Elvgren are exceedingly rare and represent some of the most desirable paintings the artist ever cre..."
(Note -- Heritage Auctions is fabulous - ha.com)
News about Square, the fab way to take credit cards w/your phone when you sell at #antiques shows http://bit.ly/l0okW1
Read Lisa Hix's great article on wacky quack medicine exercise machines. Lotsa neat pix.
"Time was, humans didn't have to worry much about getting exercise. When we had to kill, gather, grow, or herd our own food, working out happ..."
Great idea from tipjunkie.com -- Display / sell your #vintage silver ware as ART - fun decorating idea 4 #antiques
"... This is such a simple inexpensive way to create some art for your dining room or kitchen! Mount silverware on frames for instant whimsy. Click the link for the full tutorial!..."
Tattoo art of Mid Century Modern Eames Era furniture. Yep you read it correctly! #antiques http://www.shelterpop.com/2011/05/27/furniture-tattoos/
Have trouble committing to a piece of furniture? These people certainly didn't. And we can't help but admire their design-influenced tattoos.
Bidders batty 4 butter - via @antiquetrader - crock auction results:
"... Did you know the modern, water-submerged butter crock is thought to have first appeared in France in the Middle Ages? Collectors turned out in force April 30, 2011 to buy a collection of more than 500 butter crocks. Learn more facts and see pictures and price of a dozen different crocks! ..."
Pic of the crowds @ the recent Springfield Extravaganza May 20, 2011 #antiques show (in Ohio). The crowds were definitely there, lots more dealers too, like the old days. Looks like the shoppers were buying too, and the overall vibe was great! I didn't hear any dealers complaing it was slow, and no one blaming the economy.
This video of Brimfield #antiques show looks just like Ohio's own Springfield Extravaganza springfieldantiqueshow.com, where I was shopping recently. I am lucky to have great show close to home.
"... Tour the Brimfield Antique Show with Tommy Hilfiger's EVP of Global Creative Services as he stocks up on evocative, bold and..."
New online design magazine ENTRA by subscription but read 1st issue 4 FREE here http://entramagazine.com/
Entra Design + Architecture is an online magazine covering the world's most exciting homes, plus profiles, shopping sources, market trends, travel and cultural destinations, gardens, and antiques.
#antiques #vintage #collectibles #retro FREE online magazine ARC is gorgeous! http://www.arc-magazine.com/
Authors include: Christopher Dresser - Tracy Martin Kitchenalia – Kathy Martin Steiff – Kathy Martin Hard Plastic Dolls – Susan Brewer Wade 1950s figurines – Susan Brewer Chanel – Tracy Martin Moorcroft Designers – Eric Knowles Diary – Eric Knowles Tins – Mark Hill Wiinblad Danish Ceramics – Mark Hill
Love love love the @antiquetrader FREE e-newsletters - sign up now. @antiques
Antique Trader's eNewsletter contains late-breaking news and features. Dispatched free of charge, the email is enthusiastically received by collectors and members of the trade. Subscriber numbers have increased substantially since its introduction in 2006.
Read this article:
Great collection of rare mechanical & still figural toy banks - via @AntiqueTrader article - #antiques
:...A 499-lot selection of fine banks, together with a smaller grouping of antique toys offered June 4, is coming to market at just the right time. Spelter banks are..."
Worthpoint adds more eBay results. Now most comprehensive price resource available on-line for #antiques http://www.prweb.com/releases/Terapeak/Worthpoint/prweb8409107.htm

Worthpoint, the premier online resource for antiques valuation, has partnered with Advanced Ecommerce Research Systems, the world's only licensed seller of eBay transaction data, to create the most extensive internet resource for antique research and appraisal.
American Pickers watched by whole family, so they are adding kid-focused stuff to their website. Will help create the next gen. of collectors.
Says Mike: "... Over the next year we will introduce a series of books, games and an online picking community just for kids around 7-12. Each will be filled with learning moments, mixing history, geography, re-purposing, recycling, collecting and most of all, a spirit of adventure. Kids Rock! And so do families who pass on the stories from generations past.  Read some comments from parents that have inspired Mike. ..."
After 25yrs, NY Armory Modernism Show Ends /via Maine Antique Digest #antiques
Maine Antique Digest Magazine, all about the markets for art and antiques, with advertisements by selected dealers
Antiques Roadshow favorites, the Keno Bros, have cool new line of furniture - see video.
A look at the new furniture collection by Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno for Theodore Alexander.
Keno Bros. on twitter -- https://twitter.com/#!/KenoBros

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