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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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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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“Christmas Through the Decades”

November 2021Books for Collectors“Christmas Through the Decades”By Robert Brenner  Christmas history Those interested in Christmas history will find Robert Brenner’s “Christmas Through the Decades” a colorful, informative and easily accessible guide to Christmas...

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