Seeing is believing – Eyeglasses, Spectacles & Shades

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. ~Jonathan Swift   I just got my reading glasses fixed and returned so I am excited to report you will be seeing more blog articles from me this month. The past few weeks I have been struggling to keep up with the 14 hour+ computer […]

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Why Sundays Rock! Collectible and Nostalgia Shows…

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I adore Sundays! Why you ask? It is the day of the week where I feel content with doing nothing [at all] but end up doing something quite random. On Sundays I don’t care when I awake, leave the house or […]

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An Episodic Weekend Full of Tonka, Brass and Spittoons

Man were there ever dark clouds in the sky this past weekend… but I felt like the sun was shining down on me. I headed out Saturday morning on the search for some mint vintage and antique finds. The morning left me slightly empty handed after only finding a good deal on a BBQ set and giant wicker rooster and chicken. […]

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The Best Places to Buy Antiques and Collectibles

“I collect these objects to learn from them. In some moment these things are going to teach me something. For me, this is like a library. These are my books.” – Jose Bedia in ARTNews, Summer 2000 It took me quite some time to wiggle my way around the antique scene and try and find […]

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How much is a Chinese Chicken Cup?

Every now and my jaw drops at the sight and sound of a news story that shares what a certain special something went for at auction. Yesterday I found out you could be the proud owner of a tiny Chinese Chicken Cup for only HK$281.24 million/ US$36.3 million/ £21.7 million. A Shanghai man and esteemed art collector by the name of Liu Yigian bought this […]

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