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Are you an antiques collector…or a hoarder?
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Collectibles Corner: A Rose By Any Other Name…
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Collectibles: The Simple Salt Cellar

Are you an antiques collector…or a hoarder?

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Once, many years ago, I knew a restoration architect (Let’s call him “Bob”) who was also an avid collector…of nothing in particular. He lived in a sprawling Victorian mansion in New York that could barely be seen from the street through the tangle of vines and unkempt hedges. The paint was peeling and the plaster[…]

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Collectibles Corner: A Rose By Any Other Name…

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I’ll admit, as a young collector, the world of Asian export porcelains intimidated me. Unlike the French or German collectibles that had become almost instantly familiar to me, I did not so immediately catch on to the subtle nuances of Asian marking and execution. It was then that I discovered my gateway into this world[…]

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Collectibles: The Simple Salt Cellar

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Part of the appeal of antiques is the specificity of purpose that many items had, and how this particularity offers insight into the customs and social values of that time. And, then, sometimes they’re just pretty. But consider collectibles such as the simple little salt cellar. For millennia, salt has been one of the most[…]

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