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Are you a collector?
What do you collect?
Milkglass jewelry, poodle pins, Vera napkins, 78 rpm Christmas records, E. Phillips Oppenheim mystery books, PBNs, Hillside Art Pottery, doo-hickeys and geegaws that appeal to me
Where do you buy?
Brick and mortar shop/mall

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Old Things Considered: The Rest of the Story on Frances Lurman

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 5:09pm 0 Comments

"Barbie, you’re doomed!” Now is this any way to wake up your beloved? Well, they were the first words out of Ken’s mouth the other morning. “Someone just wrote about Frances Lurman on The Patch,” he said, steering me in the direction of our computer. And at first, it appeared he was correct – about the doomed part. Hadn’t I just typed out a Pulitzer-worthy blog (do they give Pulitzers for blogs?) about the old gal who used to call “Farmlands” home? The very same woman who was once…


Old Things Considered: Encounters with Antiques Roadshow

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:52pm 0 Comments


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Suggestions for old book shops?

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 8:54pm 3 Comments

Greetings, all!

We're going to be in the Williamsburg, VA., area soon and will have some time to poke through the antique/book/junktique shops. We have been to the Williamsburg Antique Mall a number of times and have had good luck there -- once, Ken found a marked Bennett Rebecca-at-the-Well teapot, a find he still talks about. Count this as a recommendation!

Anyway, I'm looking for a bookshop in the Tidewater area that sells old mystery books, among other things. I'm… Continue

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At 2:17pm on October 15, 2010, Stan Abrams said…
That was quite an interesting story leading up to your finally writing that article about N.C. Wyeth. I'm glad Ken is feeling O.K. after that operation. A ruptured appendix can be a serious thing. I'm familiar with the Brandywine River Valley, since I used to live in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, which is only 30 minutes from Chadds Ford. Now that I live in New Jersey, it takes about 50 minutes. I've been to the various museums several times. I guess you've been to the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, where they have great paintings by Howard Pyle and Maxfield Parrish. Longwood Gardens is also a fun place to visit, with their beautiful flowers and plants. Anyway, that whole area is a great place in which to spend a few days. Keep those articles coming. Stan
At 9:05pm on October 14, 2010, Stan Abrams said…
Hi Barbara-- Long time no write. But I really enjoyed the N.C. Wyeth article you and Ken wrote, since I have many books in my collection illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, and his art students of the early 20th century. Wyeth's illustrations are fabulous. Also have a lot of magazines illustrated by them. Have you ever been to Bert Lustig's book store? I'll bet it's a terrific place to browse in. Keep well and regards, Stan
At 8:43pm on September 24, 2009, Stan Abrams said…
Hi Barbara-- This was our first trip to PEI and Nova Scotia and I agree with you 100%. The scenery is beautiful, the air is clean, all the lawns are cut, and the people are very friendly. On a cruise, there is just not enough time to see everything you want to. And there were some nice looking antique shops I saw on the way to Green Gables, but could only wave at them from the bus. But, after 10 days, it's great to be back home. Gotta lose that 5 lbs. that I gained.
Regards, Stan
At 3:56pm on September 16, 2009, Marjorie Bednarek said…
Goodness! We have to be "kindred spirits"! I don't know how many times I watched the Anne Of Green Gables tapes but wore out one tape and had to replace it. My current tapes are being loaned out to a friend. We went to PEI several times and brought back "raspberry cordial" for the grandkids. Thanks for mentioning Anne! Sincerely, Marjorie
At 11:26am on September 8, 2009, Green Spot - Vince Jelenic said…
Hi, Barbara.
Yes, i run two nings myself, so I know the feeling when a spammer hits. but it does reqiure some vigilance.
But.. btight side, you've noticed ME now... funny.

While we are NOT a great distance from you, it is interesting that NO roads lead very directly from your area to the border at Buffalo it seems.

That's ok, though, you can always shop online from our website or Green Spot Live ShopNing store., we're happy to quote for shipping charges on anything that strikes your fancy. We ship continent wide whenever required.

At 1:44pm on August 25, 2009, Stan Abrams said…
Hi Barbie-- Thanks for your anonymous plug in another of your fine articles. My revised collection count is now 150+. Really!! I'm now looking for a reliable auction company which specializes in vintage paper ephemera, postcards, magazines and fine books.
Take care, Stan
At 10:23pm on July 6, 2009, John Sayers said…
Thanks, Barbara...Guess that I've got to get more 'Friends in High Places'!
At 5:55pm on June 17, 2009, Stan Abrams said…
Hi Barbara-- Enjoyed both of your articles in this week's AW. The stories hold my interest to the end. Had a moderately large ashtray collection at one time, then sold most at auction a few years ago. Many round ones with miniature tires around the rim. Should have kept a couple of those. Anyway, I have a few left. Takes 3 to have a collection, so I'm told. They include one from the Italia Ship Line (no longer sails the seas,) Schenley ad, Breyer's Ice Cream ad, and several that are playing card-related. Last week I sat down and made a detailed list of all my collections in a ledger. Surprisingly, the total came to over a hundred different ones. That's why I have to continue selling. Looking forward to more articles. Regards, Stan
At 10:14pm on June 6, 2009, Funk said…
I am not the right person to ask about organizing records! We have them all over the house. I seem to have a pile by every machine. I do keep my favorites in one cabinet though
At 10:10pm on June 6, 2009, Linda Caricofe said…
Hi there. I'm sure you have at least seen my husband.We used to own Beaver Creek Antique Market along with 3 other partners. We worked the mall ourselves , no hired help. 2 wives helped, myself, and Shirley..Shirley still helps there, even though her husband sold his share too. My shop is on Ruby Lane , RC Antiques. Do have a look ,
Thanks for writing. I am still new at working this page, but enjoy everyone I have met. Best wishes, Linda

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