Neatorama Posts Tagged "antique"
Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice...

Anyone can make a pinback button these days- my ki...  ...ld pick up others now and then at flea markets or antiques stores, but before the last 25 or so years with t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/14/Pushing-Buttons-In-Our-Divided-America-Political-Pinbacks-Give-Anyone-a-Voice/
The Oddest Doohickeys of Industrial-Age Entrepreneurs...

The Industrial Revolution ushered in an avalanche of inventions, of machines and gadgets that sometimes made our lives better, but often were as useless as snake oil. There was no shortage of people who rushed in to capi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/30/The-Oddest-Doohickeys-of-Industrial-Age-Entrepreneurs/
Treasure Hunting at Italy's Premier Antiques Fair

Lisa Hix and Hunter Oatman-Stanford of Collectors...  ...Mercanteinfiera in Parma. It’s the largest antique fair in Italy, a country where antiques for sale can be several hundred years old. Over a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/24/Treasure-Hunting-at-Italys-Premier-Antiques-Fair/
Tussie-Mussies...

Have you ever heard of a tussie-mussie? Spellcheck certainly hasn’t. Before cities had adequate fresh water and sewers, when horses filled the roads, the air was full of the foul smells of body odor and worse. A tu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/12/Tussie-Mussies/
Old Vase Used as a Doorstop Sells for $860,000...

(Photo: Hansons Auctioneers)According to the family, it had been acquired by a now-deceased relative in the 1930s. For many years, the vase was used as a doorstop at their home in Birmingham, UK.But this is no ordinary v...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/02/Old-Vase-Used-as-a-Doorstop-Sells-for-860000/
This Is a Cockfight Chair...

The auction house Cooper Hewitt offers for sale th...  ...t get the name "cockfight chair"? The Handbook of Antique Chairs explains that "Fops would recline on the c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/This-Is-a-Cockfight-Chair/
Antiques Roadshow Mistakenly Values High School Art Project for $50,000

(Image: PBS)How do the appraisers on the televisio...  ...S)How do the appraisers on the television program Antiques Roadshow know the value of the vast multitude of...  ...u’ve got to get on the internet and look up Antiques Roadshow; that weird pot you made is on there.&rd...  ...dshow; that weird pot yo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/10/Antiques-Roadshow-Mistakenly-Values-High-School-Art-Project-for-50000/
The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner...

Have you ever seen a “page turner” for...  ...Zealand professor Ian Spellerberg collects office antiques . A few years ago, he bought a blade that was purp...  ...although it can be hard to distinguish them in an antique store. Spellerberg shares what you need to know a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/26/The-Mystery-of-the-Phantom-Page-Turner/
An Amazing Transforming Desk from the 1800s...

From 1728 to 1878, the Socci family of Ponte a Ema...  ...it and the other surviving models at Clostermann Antiques .-via Core 77

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/11/An-Amazing-Transforming-Desk-from-the-1800s/
Stork Clamps for Midwives...

This isn't a pair of scissors, but a clamp and forceps. The Facebook page of the West Virginia Friends of Midwives says that the iconic stork scissors used in needlework began as a clamp. Midwives would use it to tie off...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/11/Stork-Clamps-for-Widwives/




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