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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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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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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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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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Wanted: Experts & expertise

June 2022Good Eye Wanted: Experts & expertiseby Peggy Whiteneck Reliable dealer/seller Expertise in Antiques and Collectibles Many years ago, I wrote a column for Discover on the need for reliable dealer/seller expertise in antiques and collectibles, and it seems...

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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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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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A day under the big top in Burlington

A day under the big top in Burlington

September 2022 ... A day under the big top in Burlington Give the kid in you a day under the big top when the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus comes to Burlington as part of the first Coffey County Fall Festival, Sept. 15-17. The one-ring circus traverses the country...

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Toy car had the look of a Chrysler “Airflow”

June 2022 ​Vintage Discoveries Toy car had the look of a Chrysler “Airflow” by Ken Weyand   Back in the mid-1940s Back in the mid-1940s, my wife’s dad, a physician in Hamilton, IL, had acquired a couple of toy metal cars. My wife, Karen, said her dad gave the...

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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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“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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