Category Archives: antiques

Five Years: My Etsy Experience

Where does the time go?  It seems like only yesterday when my daughter asked me if I had heard of Etsy and I said I hadn’t.  Now it’s five years later and I’m celebrating my fifth anniversary as a seller … Continue reading

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Edwin Brittin’s Squirrel

I’ve lately become enamored of silver plated nut picks from the late 1800’s…don’t ask me why, maybe I’m nuts.  But there is just something about the relatively diminutive size (usually around 4 and 3/4ths inches long) and amount of detail … Continue reading

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Silver Plated Ware Manufacturers Late 19th Century / Early 20th Century

Following are lists of manufacturers of silver plated ware that were taken from various publications from the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.  The publication name, date and page number is indicated at the beginning of each of the … Continue reading

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Luther Boardman and Son

L. Boardman & Son Works at East Haddam, CT, circa 1872: It is rare to find flatware manufactured by L. Boardman & Son on the market today.  They produced quality merchandise and were early (1840) Connecticut River Valley manufacturers. The following … Continue reading

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The Eating of the Orange…

I was recently browsing through the December 12, 1894 issue of “The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review” and came across an article entitled “The Eating of the Orange…Dainty Devices for the Proper Eating of this Delicious and Seasonable Fruit”.  The … Continue reading

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Perestroika Etsy Style

Mikhail Gorbachev defined Perestroika, in part, as: “Perestroika means overcoming the stagnation process, breaking down the braking mechanism, creating a dependable and effective mechanism for acceleration of social and economic progress and giving it greater dynamism.” Source: Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika … Continue reading

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What Are These?

I have spent many hours searching the internet trying to find out what these unusual shaped mother of pearl items would be used for…with no luck.  I thought perhaps they were some sort of collar stay but I can find … Continue reading

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What Pattern Is This?

This silver plate spoon is marked “WM. ROGERS & SON. AA” and you would think it would be fairly simple to identify this distinctive pattern, possibly from the Aesthetic Period.  However, this is one that has stumped me for quite a … Continue reading

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What Is This?

A friend of mine showed me this bar of soap and told me it had belonged to his grandmother who was born in 1900 and must have treasured it for she carved her name on the back.  It was never used and kept … Continue reading

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Research…research…research…

I’ve sold antiques on the internet for well over a decade now and the most enjoyable part of the entire process for me is the research involved.  As you well know, you never attempt to sell something unless you know … Continue reading

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