Sun, Jun 10, 2018
Spiny oyster has been used in Native American jewelry since ancient times. Learn about the shell and where it's from.
Mon, May 14, 2018
Dubbed "the biggest fake Native American Art conspiracy" by the National Geographic, sellers of fake Native jewelry now face the consequences of their actions.
Sun, May 6, 2018
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.
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
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.
Sat, Mar 24, 2018
An entertaining blog post about the history (and dangers) of vacuum cleaners by guest blogger Steve Mullard of Mullard Magic.
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
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.
Fri, Mar 2, 2018
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.
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
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.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017
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.
Sat, May 6, 2017
I think my favorite part about selling vintage is finding it. And anyone who collects old, authentic Native American jewelry knows it's getting harder and harder to find. So imagine my delight when one Saturday morning while selling a few of my vintage mistakes at my folks' annual neighborhood garage sale, I met a man who would become my best kept secret source for authentic Old Pawn.