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Category Archives: Ephemera
These postcards fell out of a book when I was unpacking some boxes of glassware. They looked really valuable. I mean, how many photographic postcards of World War I could there be? Turns out, a lot of them. Postcards have … Continue reading
Waaay back in the early 1920s, my mother was her class’s spelling bee champ for several years running. Her prize? A freshly-minted dollar bill. That was really big money in those days. Literally. From 1862 until 1928, all United States … Continue reading
My family’s church was rooted in the German culture. On the wall in the entryway was the most fabulous Lord’s Prayer I had ever seen. It fascinated me as a child, and all through the years that I attended. This … Continue reading
And keep the polish and glue on the shelf. An antique dealer friend recently told me a sad tale. Her friend, another dealer, purchased two framed original hummingbird prints by John Gould. This 19th Century English ornithologist was a contemporary … Continue reading
While going through boxes of old things from my family, I came upon a ton of ancient greeting cards. They ranged from Art Deco beauties to funky images from the 1960s. “Wow,” I thought, “these must be worth a fortune!” … Continue reading
Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading