Aleta Curry
9/6/2016 · 1 min read · +100 · 1
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Stalwart Little Warrior - the Teddy Bear

Stalwart Little Warrior - the Teddy Bear

Teddy Bears have existed for longer than we have all been alive: comforting children and protecting them from monsters under the bed for just over one hundred years. That's not terribly old in the antiquing world, but it is old enough to now give...

Anonymous

oh Zack Thorn that's awesome. I love teddy's I used to sleep with maybe 10 of different sizes and colors I like the ones that are more classical I didn't feel alone with them when I was a kid.

13/6/2016
Aleta Curry

Aleta Curry

That's so wonderful, Zack Thorn. There's something about teddys that makes children everywhere (and a few of us adults - ahem!) relate to them.

11/6/2016
Aleta Curry
6/6/2016 · 1 min read · ~100 · 1
Ten antiques and collecting terms your friends and colleagues (probably) don’t know.

Ten antiques and collecting terms your friends and colleagues (probably) don’t know.

Just for fun, here are ten collecting words that your friends and even your colleagues in the antiques trade may not know. Take care when using them, however: collectable (collectible in American English) words tend to be bookish, and if used...

Aleta Curry

Aleta Curry

Gotcha. I think it's probably a question of degree.

7/6/2016
Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Reading back I think I wrote it the other way, what I mean is maybe hoarders are messy collectors. But I guess they're not since it is considered a disorder.

6/6/2016
Aleta Curry
6/6/2016 · 1 min read · ~10
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Giclée Prints

Giclée Prints

By Fountains of Bryn Mawr at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12747797 Giclée (zhee-KLAY or gee-KLAY) is a neologism from the oldFrench verb gicler ‘to spout, to squirt’. In...

Aleta Curry
5/6/2016 · 1 min read · ~100
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Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of Antiquing

Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of Antiquing

People are often confused by the terminology used by antiques dealers, and little wonder, since some of the terms have different interpretations (sometimes based on what the dealer has in stock rather than the accepted definitions of the industry!)...

Aleta Curry

Aleta Curry

Same with furniture; patina's important, which is why when someone tries to sell a stripped-back piece of furniture to a dealer and the dealer says it isn't worth very much, the seller is dreadfully upset and doesn't understand. Which leads to an argument about whether or not wood can have a patina, or whether the word is only correctly applied to metal.

6/6/2016
Dean Owen

Dean Owen

Much appreciated. As you may know uniform patina on a dial of a watch can often increase it's value substantially. I don't suspect that to be the case with antiques, but would love to know.

6/6/2016

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