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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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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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A long time ago in a galaxy far,  far away….

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

Photo by Cameron Venti on Unsplash​November 2021Everything OldA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….by Corbin Crable  A few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for a gentleman buying vintage toys here in Overland Park. He had set up shop at a local hotel and...

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Turn that music up

Turn that music up

Photo by blocks on UnsplashOctober 2021Everything OldTurn that music upby Corbin Crable  When it comes to the media format wars, we all have those older items with which we simply can’t part or that we haven’t sold or thrown away yet – a CD here, a VHS tape...

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Old laundry items are popular collectibles

December 2021ANTIQUE DETECTIVEOld laundry items are popular collectiblesby Anne Gilbert  Would you pay $149 for a wood-and-glass washboard made in the 1940s? How about a 1920s old clothes wringer priced at $114? Such items are finding their way into restaurants...

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These are the days for online sales

February 2022 Good Eye These are the days for online sales by Peggy Whiteneck Online auctions As COVID-19 continues to rock our regular world, adaptive changes are becoming more common – including in the world of antiques and collectibles. Online auctions can...

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Dealing in miniatures and other smalls

December 2021Good EyeDealing in miniatures and other smallsby Peggy Whiteneck Small and Miniature items Recently, I’ve begun to face what every dealer or collector eventually must: an ever-growing collection of acquisitions with limited display or storage space....

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The quilting essential is fabric!

December 2021Covering Quilts The quilting essential is fabric!by Sandra Starley   Fabric is an essential component A quilter without fabric is like an artist without paint or a carver without wood. Fabric is an essential component of making a quilt, and most...

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Free appraisals available at annual antique show

February 2022Been wondering what those family heirlooms in the attic might be worth? Now’s the time to get your question answered at the annual St. Joseph Antique Show and Vintage Market, Feb. 19-20 at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph.Sponsored and organized by the Jesse...

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Time for treasure hunting at Winterfest

February 2022The Winterfest Flea Market, Antique, and Junk Festival will allow shoppers to cozy up to some deals as we prepare to bid farewell to winter. Coming to the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln on Feb. 26-27, Attending and setting up shop will be more than 125...

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Donald Duck pull toy was a 1940s hit

 February 2022 ​Vintage Discoveries Donald Duck pull toy was a 1940s hit   ~ by Ken Weyand ~   As a youngster, one of my favorite comic-strip characters was Donald Duck, a creation of the Walt Disney Co. in the 1930s. Like many of his contemporaries, Donald...

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Old book charmed children in its day

January 2022 ​Vintage Discoveries Old book charmed children in its day by Ken Weyand   “Bugaboo Bill and Other Wonders” I came across an old book the other day that has me stumped. Was it part of the accumulation of “old stuff” my parents never threw away? Was it...

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Century-old high chair served three generations

December 2021​Vintage DiscoveriesCentury-old high chair served three generationsby Ken Weyand  The high chair, a device for aiding in the feeding of very young children and infants, has been around for decades. As a separate piece of furniture marketed to...

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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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