Category Archives: Antiques

A Little Knowledge

One of the better-known journals in the field of antiques featured an article intended to enlighten consumers about ten things they didn’t know were collectible. Undoubtedly some readers agreed with the title statement while others scoffed and perhaps even declared … Continue reading

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Cash for Flash or Trash?

Auction results suggest that it isn’t just at the box office that superheroes and heroines dominate popular culture today. The trend of grading individual coins and having them encapsulated by a certified grading service is now common with comic books, … Continue reading

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A Test for the Ages

  Certainly the most intriguing article in the May Maine Antique Digest is “Why Collect?” written by a clinical psychologist who is, not surprisingly, also a collector. What did take me by surprise is a statistic he reported in his … Continue reading

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Even the Odds

I look forward to receiving each month’s issue of the Maine Antique Digest in my mailbox and paging through the six or seven sections of newsprint devoted to auctions, shows, and sales. A highlight of the “A” or editorial section … Continue reading

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Young at Art

A number of letters to the editor of the Maine Antique Digest have responded to reports in that publication regarding the cancellation of several long-established shows. In the August issue, a letter from a subscriber in Arizona who defends the … Continue reading

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