Monthly Archives: October 2012

Creative Costumes

With Halloween just around the corner, most kids will be out there “trick or treating” tonight, and having a ball. It’s a night when I can’t help but think of my brother Johnny, and how he gave me the best … Continue reading

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Antiques with A Sense of Humor

I’ve been a regular at flea markets and antiques shows all of my life….first as a kid in Pennsylvania tagging along with my brother or father, then as a high school student looking for vintage clothing, then as a college … Continue reading

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A Painting and A Story

I am a big art collector, and my hunting grounds are auctions, flea markets and antiques shops. Art has to just grab me, and I’m often taken with portraits. When purchasing vintage portraits, it is usually about being drawn to … Continue reading

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The Value of Auction Previews

For those regular readers of my blog, I apologize for being MIA for almost a week. It’s been a whirlwind time, that has included some wonderful events, such as the Illustration Art Auction preview I discussed here in my last … Continue reading

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Illustration Art

My good friend Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director of Heritage Auctions invited me to a preview for their upcoming Illustration Art Auction, and I am so happy I was able to attend. Held at the lovely Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion on 79th and … Continue reading

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Dare To Repair

About two months ago, I blogged about a wonderful, but very badly damaged 19th Century portrait I found at The Garage flea market here in NYC. It was dirty, badly torn and even missing canvas in a few spots, but … Continue reading

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Reference Books

Anyone who spends time around antiques has the opportunity to learn a bit about history, sociology, popular culture and so much more. One of my favorite pastimes is actually researching information around art, pottery and other objects that I find … Continue reading

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A Vintage Caricature

Sometimes I find it hard to explain what exactly draws me to a something at a flea market, but usually it is about the overall artistry, aesthetic appeal or uniqueness of an item. This past weekend I found a number … Continue reading

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Colorful Kitchenalia

This past weekend was a wonderful one here in NYC. As I mentioned last week, it is street fair season, and there were some great ones, including the London Terrace block association sale, which always brings out wonderful things. I … Continue reading

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