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On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

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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

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Auction-goers get chance to stake claim on antique vampire slaying kit (From The Northern Echo) - The Northern Echo

Auction-goers get chance to stake claim on antique vampire slaying kit (From The Northern Echo) - The Northern Echo

Auction-goers get chance to stake claim on antique vampire slaying kit

AN ANTIQUE vampire-slaying kit goes up for auction today - after being discovered by the vendor in a cellar of a deceased relative.

The macabre Victorian casket has been designed to offer protection against any potential creatures of the night.

Carefully encased in the mahogany box is a mallet and four stakes, an ornate pistol, rosary beads, a prayer book, holy water, holy earth, garlic and a crucifix.

It is due to go under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, later this afternoon.

According to the autioneers, it wasn’t discovered until after the death of the seller’s uncle, when his family found it at his Leeds home along with two other vampire-slaying kits.

Mystery still surrounds why and who created it, but it is thought to date towards the end of the 19th Century after Bram Stoker wrote Dracula.

There has already been a huge amount of interest in the kit, with the auction house receiving queries from around the world.

It is estimated to sell for between £1,500 and £2,000, but auctioneers say it could fetch much more with live internet bidding.


Antique structure reborn as veterans' housing unit - Newburyport Daily News

MERRIMAC — Merrimack Valley Housing Authority Director Bob Mazzone appeared before the Board of Selectmen Monday to garner support for the authority’s newest project — breathing new life into the empty wood frame building at 8-10 Green St. The plan, estimated to cost $500,000, would transform the three-story, pre-Civil War structure into transitional housing for handicapped veterans.

Plum Island architect Eric Griebling presented schematic drawings of the MVHA’s design for the renovation and conversion. Although the exterior would remain largely unchanged in appearance, extensive interior renovations would enable the house to accommodate five handicapped persons.

Drawings and photographs presented to the board showed how the home would appear with handicapped access ramps. The renovation would employ a semi-circular outdoor stairway to fulfill the legal requirement for a second exit from the third floor, which is currently closed off.

Reopening the third floor — which would include three bedrooms and a bathroom — would turn the antique single-family home into a two-family, high-accessibility unit for handicapped veterans.

Selectman Laura Mailman asked whether it wouldn’t be cheaper to build it somewhere else instead of undertaking such an extensive, expensive renovation.

“A half-million dollars is a lot of money,” said Mailman.

“We looked at every way to bring the cost down,” Mazzone replied, adding, “If you build it somewhere else, you’ll have to buy a building lot, too.”

“This isn’t long-term housing,” explained Mazzone. “This is meant to be short-term, transitional housing to enable disabled veterans to get back on their own. Let’s get our vets back to being contributing members of the local economy, instead of always a burden.”

Mazzone asked for a verbal and written statement of support for the project, and the board gave it to him.

 “I’m absolutely in favor of this kind of affordable housing,” said Mailman, who made a motion for the board to put its weight and influence behind the project via a home-rule petition. The board voted unanimously to accept the language of the proposed statement that Mazzone had supplied.

As director of both the Merrimac and Amesbury housing authorities, Mazzone also explained the difficulty of managing maintenance with an apparently modest budget.

“There’s been so little funding for maintenance and modernization, and half of what we received went to pay for the repair of two elevators. The authority’s cash reserve is just $43,000.

“They built a Ferrari, but it has no gas tank,” said Mazzone, adding that “There’s not a lot of fluff in our budget.”


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