Category Archives: Fairings

Underneath the plate: Porcelain — First of a two-part series about ceramics

Is that old tea set porcelain or bone china? Whether you’re collecting or selling, it’s worth knowing the difference. Not only is it fun to learn something new, the type of material can affect the price of the item. Disclaimer: While … Continue reading

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The thrill of the hunt: Final in a Three-Part Series, “Why Buy Antiques?”

You could go to Macy’s or Target and get a complete set of very nice wine glasses in less than an hour. You could get a nice picture for the wall over your sofa from a local framing gallery or … Continue reading

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What’s so Great About Antiques? First in a Three-Part Series

Think about the last time someone complimented you on something that you own. Did their comment trigger an automatic “thank you?” Or did you launch into a fascinating story about its origin? If you told a story, I’ll bet the … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

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

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A Pig Tale

So I grew up with this adorable little piggy thingy. It was always in our living room, and somehow I never managed to break it as I was dusting. I always thought it was a candleholder, but it just sat … Continue reading

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