As you know marks are critical in identifying many pieces. The same hold true for Hummels. Here are two sites that can help you determine the marks that you find on the bottom of the Hummels you find or own. Click the links below.
Never underestimate the value of that perfume bottle that may be sitting on your mom’s dresser. Many people collect just the bottles and decorate their rooms with them. I can see why because some of them are simple awesome!
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
Goodwill ‘s Pinterest page has become a great source for upcycle ideas. Many of those ideas include vintage items. What not sure what upcycling means? Well it may mean different things to different people. But read the definition that is on Wikipedia.
So, just another reason to see the upside value in the things others may call junk.
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 had a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with the owner of Auntie Estate Sales in New Jersey. She shared insight about one of her collectibles. She can be reached at 201-259-0069.
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.