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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Antique postcards donated to Cookeville museum -

Antique postcards donated to Cookeville museum -

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A collection of antique postcards has been donated to the Cookeville History Museum by historian Ridley Wills II of Nashville.

Judy Duke, administrator of museums for the city, told the Cookeville Herald-Citizen that the small box full of postcards provides a thumbnail history of Cookeville.

Some of them will be displayed, most likely in the next year, after they are catalogued and archived. They show churches, homes, hotels, main streets and people.

The paper said Wills had collected postcards for more than three decades.

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Topazery Jewelry Now Offers Antique Pins and Brooches as Bridesmaids Gifts for a Vintage Summer Wedding - PRWeb

Antique Pins and Vintage Brooches

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Summer brides whose bridesmaid gift creativity is being stymied by all the uninspired options available to them may want to turn their attention to the past. Antique pins and vintage brooches make unique bridesmaids gifts; and, they can be fashioned into beautiful keepsake hair barrettes. For a limited time, antique jewelry boutique will take custom orders to help transform most antique pins and brooches in its inventory into a one-of-a-kind vintage hair barrette which would be beautiful to wear when walking down the aisle.

According to the Wedding Stand, the top bridesmaid gifts include monogrammed cosmetic bags and jewelry pouches, personalized charm bracelets and cosmetic cases, and rhinestone jewelry sets. All of these choices are safe bets, but hardly inspired, especially for the growing number of brides who are incorporating antique and vintage touches into their weddings.

Indeed, according to Dr. Lori of the Discovery channel series “Auction Kings,” “Weddings are experiencing an antiques revival, showing that everything old is new again. Antique wedding accessories have taken center stage at today’s wedding showers, ceremonies and receptions.” A better option for these nostalgia-embracing brides is an antique pin or brooch from Topazery Jewelry's online collection.

And for those brides who are planning to have their wedding parties wear their hair in traditional up-dos, Topazery Jewelry can make their thank-you present all that more special. The antique jewelry boutique has the creative skill to help transform most of their antique bridal brooches and pins into a hair barrette that is sure to make for a one-of-a-kind vintage bridesmaid gift.

Of course while they’re browsing Topazery Jewelry’s inventory of antique pins and brooches, brides-to-be may find themselves coveting one for their own vintage hair barrette. Even modern brides like Kate Middleton, who raised eyebrows last year when she announced that she would wear her hair down on her wedding day to Prince William, ended up pulling pack the top half of her hair and adorning it with a vintage Cartier tiara.

"There’s something magical about a glittering antique hair accessory," explains Topazery founder, Jan Walden. Whether it is a vintage hair barrette for the bride or one for each of her bridesmaids, antique hair jewelry adds a timeless, elegant touch to a vintage bride's dream wedding. Every purchase from the antique jewelry boutique comes carefully packaged in a special Topazery gift box. “When it arrives, the jewelry is ready to present to someone special or for you to wear and enjoy for a lifetime.”

For more information on how to transform an antique bridal brooch into a vintage hair barrette, contact Jan Walden at (678) 528-8901. To find bridesmaid gift inspiration, browse Topazery Jewelry’s antique and vintage brooches online at


Vintage automobiles to stop in Watertown for Great Race -

Powered by engines dating to the days of Henry Ford, more than 100 antique automobiles will loop around the Great Lakes this month in the annual Great Race competition, stopping along the way at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown on June 27.

A car show will run from 2 to 7:30 p.m. and admission is free. Vehicles are slated to arrive at 5 p.m. and will be on display during the evening.

Watertown will be the sixth of nine stops that teams of drivers will make for during the nine-day annual competition, which will start June 23 in Traverse City, Mich., and cross through Canada and four states.

After departing from Ontario on the morning of June 27, drivers will stop for lunch at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. Later at the city fairgrounds, cars will cross a finish line a minute apart. Cars in the race hearken back to 1910 to 1969.

Rather than racing with speed, teams will compete by trying to cross secret checkpoints at precise times. Teams will be penalized for each second they arrive too early or late.

The race is expected to draw a crowd of at least 3,000 visitors to the fairgrounds, said Kylie S. Peck, director of membership development for the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce. About 15 local food vendors will be on site to sell hamburgers, hot dogs and carnival food, while local band Oceans Below will play live music featuring patriotic songs.

Local car owners interested in entering antique or exotic vehicles at the show should contact the chamber by June 25. In addition, vendors from the farmers market on Washington Street held earlier in the day are welcome to set up booths at the car show.

A concert featuring country music artist John Michael Montgomery at the Watertown Arena will punctuate the evening’s festivities. Doors will open at 6 for the 7 p.m. concert, and general admission tickets are now available at the chamber, 1241 Coffeen St., for $20. Reserve seats are also available for purchase for $45 at AAMCO Transmissions, 595 Coffeen St. The concert is hosted by Amp Entertainment of Watertown.

The antique cars will depart from the Hampton Inn in Watertown the next morning to head for Buffalo. The drivers will make final stops in Warren, Ohio, and Findlay, Ohio, before concluding the race in Dearborn, Mich., on July 1.

Ms. Peck said the antique car show will be the first of its kind offered in Watertown. After all, rarefied cars don’t circle the Great Lakes very often.

Another bonus from the race will be the hundreds of people introduced to Watertown for the first time, which gives the community a chance to roll out its welcome mat, Ms. Peck said. Race organizers asked the chamber to participate as a host city; no fee was required.

“They’ll get to see how beautiful the region is, and hopefully they’ll come back to visit,” she said.

“The goal of the chamber is to bring new events to the community like this.”

The Great Race was inspired by the 1965 movie of the same title, a comedy depicting an actual race in 1908 from New York to Paris.

To register for the car show or purchase tickets for the concert, visit the chamber or call 788-4400.

For more information about the competition, visit


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