The Festival du Marais occurs from mid June to mid July in the Marais district of Paris. This is just one of the many celebrations that take place. It was created in 1961 by some folks who gathered around French Puppeteer Michel Raude.
It has grown to over many performances and is held in many places. This poster was obtained at an auction.
While at the Glen Ridge Antique Show this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. George Betton. It was impressive to know that his love for collectibles lead him to become a business owner. A wonderful way to keep the fire under his passion.
George can be contacted by email: george.betton (at)gmail.com
I met John Bradley from Kings Empire Auctions at a recent antique show in Glen Ridge,New Jersey. Listen as he shares briefly about a bronze medal. Also, for everyone in NJ he is having an auction in March. You can call at 973-204-0967.
I just read an interesting interview with Terry Kovel in, The Bottom Line Publication, about the status of 10 collectibles that are not worth their earlier value.I believe Kovel. Why? Because Kovel is co-author of Kovel ‘s Antique and Collectibles Price Guide. She co-authored many books with her husband Ralph Kovel prior to his death in 2008.
In 2011 the 100th book was published. From what I have read about the two of them not only are they consummate experts but they have a very generous spirit as evidenced by the multitude of volunteer services that have been blessed with their involvement.You can read more about the Kovels by clicking this link.
In the interview that I read she briefly discusses 10 popular collectibles and their current values. They include Hummels, Barbie Dolls, China Sets, Franklin Mint items, collectible plates, cookie jars, vintage metal boxes, Longaberger Baskets, and autographed Sports Memorabilia. Read the article now, 10 Collectibles Not Worth Collecting Anymore.
I going the order the latest copy of her Price Guide. I have heard that it is invaluable.
If you like collecting animation storyboards from Flintstones, Simpsons, Disney plus others they you are probably an animation art collector. But you did not need me to tell you that. The collection of animation art goes beyond storyboards. If you are just starting out check out this site for definitions of animation art that will help you in your exploration of this field of collecting.
Here is a really nice gallery of animation art by an avid collector. I found it to be comprehensive and educational. I also found an animation art marketplace. Here you can buy and sell your pieces. Of course you also have good old Amazon, Etsy and Ebay. If you are thinking about it and want to read more on this area of collecting consider checking out a few of the books listed below. Also, please share other resources.
Many baby boomers love collecting perfumes and colognes. When you visit many antique shops you will often see vintage fragrances displayed for sale. Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy all carry a selection of fragrances for men and women.
The amazing thing is that many of the perfumes and colognes sold are used and without a box. Yet, when you want that fragrance it really doesn’t matter.
Many collect the beautiful and creative bottles. While others collect their favorite fragrance. The amazing thing is that many also experience memories from the fragrance that may take them to an earlier time in their life.
Tonight I discovered another site that contain both bottles and fragrances. If you have a chance check out the collectibles section of ShopGoodwill. Navigate to perfumes or just key in perfumes in the search tab. There you can bid on some of their many offerings.
There is a site called Collectors Universe which is a portal to other sites that will help you determine the value of some of your collectibles. It is especially great for coins , trading cards and stamps. Tell me what you think.
I just obtained four (4) of the most unique table place mats I have ever seen. They are a true work of art. When I saw them I noticed that the Artist, Kimberly Wilcox signed them. They have a picture of a woman’s face and two legs that are supposed to dangle off the table.
There is a round metal piece on the front where the napkin can be place. They are so cool. So, I found a post online where they actually showcase the place mats on the table. The ones I have are different designs.
So, now I am keeping my eyes open for more unique place mats. When you think about it when you get placemats that stir up conversations it motivates you to want to cook and entertain more.