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What the Devil is Happening in the #Antiques World Lately

Here you go -- A variety of thoughts, observations, favorite finds, and assorted interesting antiques related things I have seen in my internet surfing.
This is a long post, for the long holiday weekend, with tons of links to interesting articles. Bookmark it, and come back and read a few more when you have the time.
I agree w/Skip McGrath - ''but now eBay is just a daily chore and that's a shame because it used to be so much fun.''
Hey app creators, here's what #antiques dealers wish they could do from their phones: Appraisal Apps needed -- http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/stories/index.html?id=2595
Skinner blog post w/beautiful Cameo Art Glass pix. #antiques
Antique Trader says thanks to readers w/FREE pdf download of their awesome #antiques weekly publication. A 'must read', folks.
Circus poster exhibit @ Cincinnati Art Museum #antiques via WorthPoint @WorthPoint http://www.worthpoint.com/blog-entry/circus-poster-exhibit-features-storied-strobridge-lithographs

Bonus link:
Love Circus art? well here's a treat -- sheer fabulosity - you don't have to speak dutch to go gaga for this circus poster collection -- http://www.circusmuseum.nl/?et_mid=508903&rid=1996382
Perfect for Independence Day - Patriotic #antiques fragments of Star Spangled Banner original document.

Antiques & Auctions News | Article Display | Original Star Spangled Banner Fragments Up For Bid,
And more patriotic pix - History springs to life in wiggling stereoscopic images.
I love that in following the #antiques biz I learn so much about history. Always been a huge fan of Ben Franklin - wish I could afford these books. Sigh... http://www.worthpoint.com/worth-points/rare-collection-benjamin-franklins-bagatelles

Rare Collection of Benjamin Franklin's Privately Printed 'Bagatelles' on the Block
NEW YORK – An extremely rare, finely bound collection of Benjamin Franklin's privately printed "Bagatelles"—light essays, witty dialogues and satirical sketches printed by Franklin himself—will be a featured lot in of Christie's Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts sale, slated for June 23.
Morphy Auctions' gorgeous new showroom. They always have super #antiques http://bit.ly/jPUfzX
#antiques #postcards Have you signed up for the free newsletter from PostcardCollector.org? Go now! _____________________________________________
Fab new line of car mascot paperweights. Great 4 #vintage car collectors. #antiques #artdeco

Theodore Alexander - Table Top Accessories - Decorative Accessories - 1029-014
A vintage stainless steel car mascot of a nude woman holding a tire after a design for Packard. See more...
Iconic 7 Year Itch Marilyn Monroe Dress sells for $5.6 MILLION.
WorthPoint reports on Debbie Reynolds movie costume auction w/prices. #antiques http://www.worthpoint.com/article/marilyn-monroe-costumes-go-for-millions

Report on Debbie Reynolds movie costume auction w/prices. Marilyn Monroe dress sells for $5.5 millio
An unidentified person bidding by phone snatched up the iconic "subway grate" dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch," paying $4.5 million—more than double the amount expected—proving that movie collectibles are right up there with classic art

Blenko Glass filed bankruptcy but is still operating and producing gorgeous glass items.
MILTON, W.Va. (AP) – Blenko Glass has designed a guitar-shaped piece to celebrate West Virginia's birthday this year.This is the 31th year Blenko
Gorgeous American #antiques jewelry designs by Gustav Manz via The Magazine Antiques w/22pix. Great article. Great website. FREE newsletter. http://www.themagazineantiques.com/articles/the-life-and-jewelry-of-gustav-manz/

The life and jewelry of Gustav Manz - The Magazine Antiques
The name Gustav Manz is virtually unknown today, but during his lifetime he was highly esteemed in the American jewelry industry.What happened?
Love this #vintage Devil in Hell dexterity puzzle sold for over $600. #antiques via Hake's Americana & Collectibles

2-5/8" with tin rim holding mirror on underside and glass cover on top over litho tin interior. The moving parts are a small piece of rectangular tin bearing the word "Who" and a tin full figure of a devil all in red with pitchfork, horns and tail.
1923 Buddha gramophone - too cool! #antiques in @collectorswkly show'n'tell. via The Collectors Weekly

Buddha gramophone made in the UK plays 78 rpm records | Collectors Weekly
Vintage Swimsuits are all over the place --
Super cute suits! Vintage swimsuit fans will like The Collectors Weekly's article by Lisa Hix about vintage bathing suits - be sure you watch the fashion show video - you don't want to miss the Wing-Dings! http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/be-a-bombshell-at-the-beach-go-vintage/

Bonus link:
Super Cute! New Retro Swimsuits - Vintage Swimsuits - Country Living
These fun and flattering retro-inspired swimsuits blend the best of the old with the best of the new, from CountryLiving.com
Fiesta Ware designer on new US stamp. #antiques #vintage via @Kovels Kovels.com http://bit.ly/l5CRSG

Postage Stamps to Honor Designers | Tips on Care and Repairs | Kovels.com
Buy some of the new Forever stamps being issued by the U.S Postal Service. The stamps honor the Industrial Designers who created Fiestaware, the Brownie camera, the Anywhere lamp, the 1961 IBM Selectric typewriter, American Modern dinnerware and other classics.
More Stamps news -- new USA Forever stamp pictures Mark Twain http://cour.at/jGCPNg #antiques

Mark Twain Stamp Issued June 25
A new commemorative stamp that will honor Mark Twain will be unveiled Saturday at 11 a.m. by Gov. Dannel Malloy at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Saturday will be the first day of issue and first day of sale of the 44-cent "Forever" stamp, good for first-class
KB Toys founder's 5 auctions grossed $12million #antiques / story via LiveAuctioneers.com http://bit.ly/kl6ucV

Bertoia Auctions wraps 5-part Kaufman series at $12.1M
VINELAND, N.J. – It's doubtful that even a crystal ball could have been more accurate than Bertoia Auctions' experts who predicted the Donald Kaufman collection...
Graphics on #vintage labels appeal to more than just #antiques collectors. Daily Heller FREE newsletter is a MUST READ. Pix from Imprint Magazine. http://imprint.printmag.com/branding/phillumeny-and-phillumenists/ -- ''Like'' the mag on FB - http://www.facebook.com/printmag

Daily Heller, Collecting Matchbox Labels or Phillumeny — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic De
Collecting matchbox labels is called phillumeny; its obsessive proponents are phillumenists. One reason there are so many phillumenists is because there are untold matchbox (and matchbook) graphics that can be found in virtually all corners of the globe.
Lastly, a new site all about vintage marbles -- Lots of pix http://madmarbles.com/marbles.html?limit=all

Hope you all have a Happy 4th of July weekend!

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