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Easter Collectibles Signal Springtime

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It's time to start thinking spring, and that includes an abundance of cute Easter collectibles.

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Antique Garden Furniture Fair Welcomes Spring

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Coalbrookdale Cast Iron Garden ChairAs if another good reason to visit the The New York Botanical Garden is needed this spring, antique lovers in the area won't want to miss the Antique Garden Furniture Fair coming up April 25-27, 2014. Along with outdoor furniture of yesteryear, an array of antique garden accessories and specialty plants will also be available at the show. And if you're needing a refresher on highly collectible Coalbrookdale cast iron furniture before heading out, I've got you covered. Read more ...

Vintage Photobooth Series Prompts Questions About Mystery Man

Friday April 11, 2014

PhotoboothImagesA series of vintage photobooth self portraits, or "selfies," taken over a number of decades have been transformed into an unlikely museum exhibit. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey is currently displaying the 445 images as part of "Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture." These photos were purchased from an antiques dealer prior to being included in the exhibit, and the fact that they depict an unidentified man make them all the more intriguing. Even so, it's a perfect example of why photo conservation should include carefully marking prints with names and dates whenever possible. Read more ...

Shoe Artistry Featured in Art & Sole

Thursday April 10, 2014

Art & Sole by Jane WeitzmanArt  & Sole, a new book by Jane Weitzman, wife of shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, takes a look at shoes as works of art. It's a perfect-for-giving type of title for anyone who loves shoes or fashion. What makes it even nicer is that 100 percent of the profits from this book support ovarian and breast cancer research so it's good for your inner philanthropist, too. But are shoes, artsy or otherwise, considered collectible? You bet! Read more ...

Antique Dealers: Have You Updated Your Square Reader?

Monday April 7, 2014

SquareReaderMany antique show and shop dealers use Square Readers to take credit cards these days. It's a great service that simplifies the process at a reasonable cost, and shoppers appreciate it. But many users haven't gotten the word that first generation Square Readers will no longer be supported as of June 1, 2014. Users must log into their Square accounts and a request a new readers free of charge.  The new Readers, which are sent out promptly, are much thinner and reportedly work better as well. Read more ...

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