Category Archives: Antiques

So. Is it Cronin or Cameron?

Anyone who was alive in the 1960s must remember these pottery pieces. They were everywhere! The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P to most of us) gave them away as premiums to encourage customer loyalty. In fact, A&P was … Continue reading

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Gold Plate. Gold Fill. Gold Wash. Confused?

I’ve always wondered about the differences in these jewelry terms, but not being a “jool,” I didn’t feel qualified to write an article about them. Then voila! I stumbled upon this terrific article by Daye Salander of Daye Salander Antiques … Continue reading

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Help! I’ve fallen for something and I can’t identify it – UPDATED

About a year ago I came upon these pieces in my local thrift store. My first reaction was that they were spooky in a haunted house kinda way. My second reaction was that I had to have them. I thought … Continue reading

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Pressed and Cut Glass Were Never Meant to be Shabby Chic.

The year was 1907. Oklahoma was about to become a state. World War I hadn’t even begun. Women weren’t allowed to vote. The Titanic was nothing more than a design. “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” was … Continue reading

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Tackling the Tecs: McKee’s 18 most famous patterns.

This biscuit jar was the first EAPG pattern I identified all by myself. I thought I’d become an expert! Little did I know that 17 other patterns were made by McKee, and that they all carried the “tec” suffix. Some … Continue reading

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McKee’s “Innovation”: Glass that was truly ahead of its time.

While unpacking antique glass from our Janvier Road bungalow, I began to notice something. A lot of the pieces had these flowers and cut leaves! A bowl… A vase. A celery. Someone in my family sure must have loved this … Continue reading

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Let me call you “sweetheart” – Patriotic jewelry of the Wars.

While rooting through my jewelry box, I came across several pieces that just wouldn’t fit into any particular category. All I knew about them was that my father had given them to my mother sometime during or after World War … Continue reading

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