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The 1920's For Your Enjoyment

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The 1920's For Your Enjoyment

Enjoy watching these back to back videos.  The first is dedicated to the models and photographers of the 1920's.  The second is the Roaring 1920s: My Sweeter Than Sweet, 1929:   https://youtu.be/L1g6wt585ec  

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My Big Little Books Acquisition

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My Big Little Books Acquisition

My latest acquisition is a fabulous collection of 1930's Big Little Books that were found at a Northeastern Pennsylvania estate.  I'll be listing them in my store over the next week or two.  Some extremely rare and wonderful books to add to your own collection.  Most are in excellent to near mint condition.  Stop by often to find more new antique and vintage collectible items for sale.

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The Five Signs of a Valuable Antique

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The Five Signs of a Valuable Antique

So many times I'm asked what makes a great antique find.  Here's an article that helps to distinguish what makes for a fabulous antique find.  The 5 signs are rarity, aesthetics, desirability, authenticity, and wonderful condition.    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-five-signs-of-a-valuable-antique.html

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Visit Malplaquet House, a mansion in London, has been uninhabited since 1895

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Visit Malplaquet House, a mansion in London, has been uninhabited since 1895

London is a city filled with incredible history. Every old building has lived many lives before this one, with generations living in it and eventually leaving. It’s just hard to track down what those lives actually were, since usually all evidence has left with its inhabitants. By chance, one building has remained a time capsule for its past life. The way it existed over a hundred years ago is still intact, giving us a once-in-a-lifetime peek into the world as it was so long ago.  Malplaquet House, a mansion in London, has been uninhabited since 1895.  But Wait Till You See What’s Behind...

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Shopping For True Vintage & Handmade Merchandise .........

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Shopping For True Vintage & Handmade Merchandise .........

Lately, shopping on Etsy has become a nightmare for many shoppers.  I've been seeing posts daily in their forums of shoppers complaining that they can't find what they are looking for, especially when it comes to shopping for vintage pieces, not to mention finding handmade items.  As a shopper I've faced the same issues on Etsy.  You put in a search for "vintage" and end up finding a ton of mass produced new pieces that may have a vintage look but they most certainly aren't vintage pieces.  One of the easiest ways to distinguish mass produced items from true vintage items is when the seller has...

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