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Tupperware: An American icon

Tupperware: An American icon

 A housewife hosts a Tupperware party in the 1950s. (Image courtesy of Click Americana)June 2023Cover StoryTupperware: An American iconby Corbin CrableThey’re durable, they’re colorful, and they’re cherished hand-me-downs that have survived decades in your kitchen and...

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Item tied to former Kansas mayor, his family

Item tied to former Kansas mayor, his family

Wallet Photo by Jonathan Duran on UnsplashOctober 2023Everything Old Item tied to former Kansas mayor, his familyby Corbin Crable Last weekend I enjoyed my first visit to Merchant Square in Independence, MO, where I had the pleasure of interviewing Jace Sanders, the...

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Goodbye to a longtime colleague

Goodbye to a longtime colleague

Photo by Christelle BOURGEOIS on Unsplash July 2023 Everything Old ​Goodbye to a longtime colleague by Corbin Crable Honor to dedicate this issue to ... Just because we know that death is a part of life, that acknowledgment never makes that loss any easier when it...

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Good luck finding these long-gone jobs

Good luck finding these long-gone jobs

Photo by Leon Seibert on UnsplashMay 2023Everything Old​Good luck finding these long-gone jobsby Corbin CrableGas Station Attendants It’s about that time of year when people pack their bags, gas up their cars, and hit the road on a summer vacation or road trip. Our...

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How do you display your collection?

March 2023 ANTIQUE DETECTIVE How do you display your collection? by Anne Gilbert Curio Cabinets Whether a collection is large or small, over the centuries, furniture was made just to show it off. It began in ancient Rome, with royalty and the wealthy, who used table...

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Celebrating American Stretch Glass

February 2024Good Eye Celebrating American Stretch Glassby Peggy Whiteneck This year, the American Stretch Glass Society celebrates its 50th anniversary (stretchglasssociety.org). The group holds an annual convention and show, this year scheduled for Aug. 15-17 at...

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Collecting Miniature Porcelain Critters

November 2023Good Eye Collecting Miniature Porcelain Crittersby Peggy Whiteneck When I was a kid, I collected bone china animals. These were not expensive to buy nor worth much money, but I sure did enjoy them. The adults in my family enjoyed them, too, as they could...

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The Rolling Stone Quilt Pattern

November 2023 Covering Quilts The Rolling Stone Quilt Pattern ​ by Sandra Starley As I noted in last month’s column, the Rolling Stone block is a classic early pattern that has been popular for more than 170 years. Part of its appeal is the simple, aka easy piecing:...

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Mother Goose book finds a new home

February 2024​Vintage Discoveries Mother Goose book finds a new homeby Ken Weyand One of the “finds” in my collection of “old stuff” is a well-preserved “Mother Goose” book from my childhood. It isn’t guesswork on my part: the book has my name written discretely in...

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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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