My Favorite Antiques

When asked to write an article on my personal favorite antique piece I at first thought it would be a fairly simple matter, just pour over my relatively small collection of items that aren’t ever going to be sold and pick one. In practice however, it proved to be much more difficult.

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The Image of Santa Claus: A Meeting of Minds and Myth

The evolution of the image of Santa Claus may be a somewhat off topic for an antiquing web-zine dedicated to antiques but collectors of antique images, books, and prints will hopefully find the information illuminating and of substantial value in enjoying their hobby. However, the real reason for writing this article is that I . . . → Read More: The Image of Santa Claus: A Meeting of Minds and Myth

Barbie Doll – A New Ideal For A New World

Once upon a time in 1950’s USA the wife of a toy manufacturer suggested to her husband that what little girls needed was a doll they could pretend to be adults with. The woman was Ruth Handler – mind you, she was not just his wife, but also his business partner in their . . . → Read More: Barbie Doll – A New Ideal For A New World