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America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

April 2022Cover Story America the Beautiful Ad campaigns deter littering, encourage preservation of country’s natural beautyby Corbin CrableIt’s hard to believe that what we know as recycling today was largely unfamiliar to Americans just a few decades ago. You likely...

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‘Tis the Season for Gifting

‘Tis the Season for Gifting

December 2021 Cover Story ‘Tis the Season for Gifting by Corbin Crable   Affordable Gifts for the Antique Lover The holidays, traditionally a time of reflection on days gone by as a new year approaches, hold plenty of opportunities to gift little pieces of the...

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Let’s go camping this summer

Let’s go camping this summer

Photo by sendi gibran on Unsplash May 2022 Everything Old Let’s go camping this summer by Corbin Crable   Arrival of Summer With the arrival of summer, it only seems appropriate that our editorial content in this issue include ways to welcome the season for which...

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Reading remains a lifelong love

Reading remains a lifelong love

Photo by Mael BALLAND on UnsplashMarch 2022Everything OldReading remains a lifelong loveby Corbin Crable  In this issue, we will explore the rich history of children’s literature, which has given birth to generations of lifelong readers, myself included. Growing...

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An ode to snow days, now gone

An ode to snow days, now gone

Photo by Jairo Gonzalez on UnsplashFebruary 2022Everything OldAn ode to snow days, now goneby Corbin Crable  As I write this, temperatures in the Kansas City metro area continue to hover below freezing, with traces of snow lingering like an unwelcome dinner guest...

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Original NES powers up in this issue

Original NES powers up in this issue

Photo by Ravi Palwe on UnsplashJanuary 2022Everything OldOriginal NES powers up in this issueby Corbin Crable  Welcome to the January 2022 issue of Discover Vintage America! In this issue, we’ll be covering collectibles for those of a certain age – namely,...

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A new website for Christmas

A new website for Christmas

Photo by Domenico Loia on Unsplash December 2021Everything OldA new website for Christmasby Corbin Crable  The holidays are upon us, and in the hustle and bustle that they inevitably bring, I wanted to make you aware of a few changes to Discover Vintage America’s...

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Mustache sentiment cups make trendy bargains

May 2022 ANTIQUE DETECTIVE Mustache sentiment cups make trendy bargains by Anne Gilbert Take a look -- Mustaches and beards are seen everywhere! It couldn’t be a better time to give a second glance to gifting or collecting antique and vintage mustache sentiment cups....

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Collectible old pewter came in many forms

March 2022ANTIQUE DETECTIVECollectible old pewter came in many formsby Anne Gilbert  You might be surprised to learn that many items of 17th and 18th centuries still come up for sale at modest prices. Also, there are many collectors around the world, including...

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Missing the old antiquing haunts

May 2022Good Eye Missing the old antiquing hauntsby Peggy Whiteneck Losing Favorite Antiquing places I guess anyone over the age of 30 has had the experience of losing favorite places for antique shopping - you know, the unforgettable places that you loved visiting...

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Fire King glass is still king

March 2022Good EyeFire King glass is still kingby Peggy Whiteneck Fire King I caught the Fire King bug from my parents, who had one of the largest Jadeite (light green) Fire King collections I’ve ever seen, including rare pieces such as egg cups. That set has come...

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Pressing matters: Part 2

April 2022Covering QuiltsPressing matters: Part 2by Sandra Starley Last month I wrote about the importance of properly pressing quilt blocks rather than ironing. I am back to share more hot topics. Quilters do take pressing issues quite seriously. #pressingmatters was...

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Quilters, press on – Pressing matters!

March 2022Covering Quilts Quilters, press on - Pressing matters!by Sandra Starley It may sound silly to newcomers, but pressing in quilting is serious business. Note that I say pressing rather than ironing, and no, they are not the same thing. Quilters’ families with...

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Fun is brewing at Midwest Tea Festival

May 2022Fun is brewing at Midwest Tea Festival Dust off your favorite vintage tea kettle and get ready for the annual Midwest Tea Festival, May 7 and 8 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS. The event welcomes all connoisseurs of tea throughout...

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Ancient geography textbook reveals a lot

May 2022​Vintage Discoveries Ancient geography textbook reveals a lotby Ken Weyand  Old Geography Book One of the few records of my grandfather’s early life and that of his brothers is an old geography book I re-discovered recently in a cedar chest full of other...

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Solving a jigsaw puzzle—80 years later

April 2022​Vintage Discoveries Solving a jigsaw puzzle—80 years laterby Ken Weyand  Bored Youngster When I was a youngster, we would occasionally spend Sundays with my dad’s stepmother and his two sisters in Hamilton, IL, across the river from Keokuk, IA. I...

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Old nursery rhyme book fondly remembered

March 2022​Vintage Discoveries Old nursery rhyme book fondly remembered  ~ by Ken Weyand ~   My first books One of my first books – saved by my mother over the years – recently turned up in my attic. “Three Little Pigs” is a nursery rhyme classic, and it was...

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“Collecting Classic Video Games”

January 2022Books for Collectors“Collecting Classic Video Games”By Corbin Crable  “Collecting Classic Video Games” Just in case you can’t tell, this month’s issue of Discover Vintage America is all about Generation X collectibles, and video games came of age as...

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