Bramble Fruits: Blackberries, raspberries, dewberries and all their relatives bear the best fruit on year-old shoots. Determine if your plants are spring-bearing or overbearing. If spring-bearing, rem...
The antique Amish made furniture can never be "antique" in the real sense of the term. Time may make it old but as an old wine, Amish furniture betters with age. Good antique furniture that is coated ...
English Antique Chests are exquisitely made by artisan craftsmen that favor the open environment of a richly stocked library and comfortable study setting to place their works of art where they will b...
Exquisitely chiseled Antique Coffers represent the most solid array of aristocratic furniture chests that were authorized for construction by the lords and ladies of society that span the eras from...
Henny Youngman once suggested that you could have a lot of fun by walking into an antique store and asking, "What's new?"If that's the case Henny would be ecstatic in Snohomish in the state of Washing...
Whether you are looking for a bargain or are willing to pay top dollar for a major collector's item, navigating the sometimes confusing world of auction houses can be a daunting task. The followin...
BIO HAZARD Issues for the Collector: Keeping the little creepy-crawly-hungry things out of your valuable collection. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...
ARCHIVAL MATERIALS & METHODS: A Chemistry Lesson to Help you Protect and Preserve your Collectibles and Antiques: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What a compli...
Having replicated antiquities of indigenous Native American people for over a quarter of a century, I have come into contact with many forgers. One may ask," what is the difference between a replicat...
Collecting goes back several million years and then some. Today we watch grown men on television digging holes in someone's back garden and getting extremely excited about a piece of pottery or small...