• About Spiny Oyster in Native American Jewelry

    Spiny oyster has been used in Native American jewelry since ancient times. Learn about the shell and where it's from.
  • Real or Fake: The US Government Takes on Fraudulent Sellers

    Dubbed "the biggest fake Native American Art conspiracy" by the National Geographic, sellers of fake Native jewelry now face the consequences of their actions.
  • Vintage Doctor Who Sci Fi Collectibles

    Karen of Mullard Antiques in the UK gives a thorough overview of vintage finds from the BBC Sci Fi series Doctor Who. Who knows? Maybe your collectible is worth a lot of money...find out here.
  • BREXIT, A Brief History of the UK’s Worldly Connections

    The United Kingdom and Europe have a long history of immigration, which has influenced the treasures that many of us collect and sell. In light of Brexit and current political trends, guest blogger Amy of Stolen Attic reflects on the rich history of globalization.
  • A New Era in Vintage & Antique Shopping

    Young or old, we are dealing with the new age of retail. Guest blogger Pam at WhimsicalVintage on Ruby Lane shares insights into how to succeed in the new era of online antique and vintage retail.
  • The Delights of Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & Misuse of Electrical Products

    An entertaining blog post about the history (and dangers) of vacuum cleaners by guest blogger Steve Mullard of Mullard Magic.
  • Culver Glassware Identification, Then and Now

    When a vintage pattern gets picked up by a different company and starts production anew, it can get hard to identify true vintage. Guest blogger Pam of WhimsicalVintage on Ruby Lane shares a brief history of Culver Glassware--a brand founded in the 1930s, sold in the 1990s, and now back in production--and where to go to find all the Culver patterns.
  • How Many Days in Each Month

    Every time the month of March rolls around, I forget how many days there are in this month. And I keep forgetting until we get to October, because I always remember Halloween is on October 31. And I know December has 31 days because New Year's Eve.
  • Native American Hallmarks

    Native American hallmarks are not only key for honoring and recognizing an artist or silversmith who made a piece of Native American jewelry; they are also one of the ways to confirm that a piece is actually American Indian made. And confirming that provenance is more important than some people realize, as The Indian Arts & Crafts Act of 1990--a truth-in-advertising law--prohibits misrepresentation in marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States.
  • Inspiration from Home

    Guest post by Daisy Ransom about how growing up in New Mexico has influenced her life across the miles. Photograph of Daisy's linocut skull prayer flag.

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