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Antique jewelry ring being gently cleaned

Silver and Gold: How to Clean and Care for Antique Jewelry

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Antique jewelry is defined as over a century old. Because of the advanced age, caring and cleaning precious pieces may be a little different from the jewelry you bought yesterday.…

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Antique decor accents on a modern dining table

Antique Decor: Blending the Past with the Present

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The beauty of adding antique decor in your home is the character each piece adds to your space along with the story it tells. However, an entire home full of…

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Pearls and cameo on an antique jewelry display

Antique Jewelry 101: What You Need to Know

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Buying, selling or simply seeing antique jewelry is a rewarding experience. However, there is a lot of information you need to know to feel confident purchasing or selling. What kind…

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Antique silver flatware grouped to sell

Antique Silver’s Silver Lining

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In days gone by, many families had two sets of utensils. There was the everyday flatware, and then they had special silver flatware and serving pieces that were brought out…

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rare book collection

Getting Started with a Rare Book Collection

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Thinking about rare books may conjure up visions of English manors with libraries of elegant, leatherbound titles, or a museum display of massive, Medieval tomes. Rare books can be all…

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Antique furniture fits love of minimalism

Minimalism and Antiques Are Not Enemies

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  Do you love antiquing, but still think of fussy Victorian rooms full of knick-knacks and doilies? Get over it! Any period of antiques can find a way to fit…

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stamp collecting

Our Two Cents on Stamp Collecting

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Have you inherited a relative’s stamp collection or passed them in an antique store and wondered what’s up with that? Is it hard to imagine collecting stamps when you may…

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antique pottery from Japan

Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain: An Introduction to Pottery

Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain: An Introduction to Pottery 1254 836 Gaslight Square Shoppes

Time to put your sleuth hat on!  Imagine being the Sherlock Homes of the piece before you.  Beyond the factory mark itself, many clues can reveal further details about a…

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Vintage Neon Signs in London 1962

Glowing Reviews: Collecting Vintage Neon Signs

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With a heyday in the mid-20th century, neon can add a unique vintage feel (and sound!) to your home.  First sold in the US in 1923, vintage neon signs evoke…

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Antique dolls on a vintage bench

Antique Dolls: A Brief History of Doll Mania

Antique Dolls: A Brief History of Doll Mania 1254 836 Gaslight Square Shoppes

Once considered religious objects or learning tools, dolls date back to ancient times. Today, there are still doll hospitals that specialize in repairing these mysterious, lifelike figures. Below, we take a…

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