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Linda Stamberger

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Club connection: Antique artifact collectors seek out bottles and more - Knoxville News Sentinel

Club connection: Antique artifact collectors seek out bottles and more - Knoxville News Sentinel

Meeting time: Third Monday of the month, dinner at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7Where: Shoney's, 4410 Western Ave.

Contact: Cap'n Jack Morgan, 865-681-8926, pages/East-Tennessee- Antique-Bottle-and- Collectibles-Society/

Cap'n Jack Morgan caught the collecting bug about 10 years ago when he happened to attend a show put on by the East Tennessee Antique Bottle Club. The collectors invited him to come to a regular club meeting and he's been an avid collector of old artifacts ever since.

Morgan, whose informal captain moniker befits a man with a penchant for boating, a boat dock business, and a sailor's cap on his head, says items other than bottles threw his collecting "bug" into fever pitch. Hand-crafted gearshift knobs quickly came to fire up this Indianapolis native. Then came old tobacco tins, of which Morgan now has more than 100.

As with Cap'n Jack, the collecting interests of the renamed East Tennessee Antique Bottle & Collectibles Society members have expanded through the years to include old signs of various kinds and old postcards, one even specializing in TVA postcards.

Many members still collect bottles, however, and many specialize in particular types. One collects only baby bottles. Another only poison bottles. Yet another, ink bottles.

Cap'n Jack describes ETABCS meetings as friendly and informal, noting "Show and Tell" as one of the now-and-again activities at club meetings, adding with a pause (and mischievousness in his voice), "Sometimes a member will show it and someone else in the club will have to tell him what it is. But most of the time a club member knows what it is and will do research on it to find out additional information."

"Stump the Club" is another club favorite. If anyone can bring in an object — not just a piece off of something — and knows what it is and no one else in the club knows, then the club buys that person's dinner. Morgan says the club is seldom stumped.

Sometimes a book can come out of a collector's obsessive zeal. Kenneth Cornett and Larry Mince, both ETABCS members, wrote a book that attempts to identify every dairy, milk bottle and milk bottle cap to appear in Blount County. "Udderly Blount: A Documentation of Dairy Farms and Milk Bottles in Blount County, Tennessee," quickly sold out of its first printing.

Though finding big-ticket treasures like the Lincoln book or becoming an author can certainly please any collector, ETABCS members seem mostly in it for the appeal of collecting things that have personal, artistic or cultural meaning for them individually.

East Tennessee Antique Bottle and Collectibles Society has about two dozen members, pretty evenly split between men and women, and maybe a dozen typically show for any given meeting, according to Morgan. There are no club dues at present. New members are welcome.

Wayne Waters may be reached at Club Connection is a monthly feature of the Knoxville News Sentinel's Life section designed to profile enthusiasts' clubs rather than support groups or clubs primarily devoted to professional development or political activism.


Blend - an exhibition of artwork by pupils from Sandelford School -

An amazing new exhibition of artwork by pupils from Sandelford School has just gone on display in Ballymoney Town Hall.

This beautiful and inspiring exhibition which is entitled “Blend”, features a wonderful array of work by students, past and present, who have been working towards their CCEA Level 1 Certificate in Drawing and Painting at the Northern Regional College, Ballymoney. All of the pieces on display show the creativity, development and determination of each individual to reach such a high level.

Speaking at the launch of the exhibition, the Chairman of Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee, Mac Pollock, congratulated the students on the high quality of their work and encouraged guests to spread the word so that as many people as possible would visit the exhibition.

“Blend” is on display in the Shiels Room, Ballymoney Town Hall until Thursday 21 June. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday & Saturday from 9am until 5pm & Friday from 9am until 4.30pm. Admission is free.

The exhibition has been organised by Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee in conjunction with Sandelford School and the Northern Regional College, Ballymoney.


Antique cars to travel through Lawrence County - Ellwood City Ledger

Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2012 1:36 pm | Updated: 6:32 pm, Fri Jun 8, 2012.

HARLANSBURG – About 25 Model-T Fords will visit Mercer and Lawrence counties Tuesday as part of the third annual Ocean to Ocean Reunion Tour.

Stops include the Harlansburg Station Museum of Transportation in Harlansburg at about 11 a.m., plus the town of Mercer and the Village of Volant.

Model-T enthusiasts from as far away as Canada, Virginia, New York and Arkansas will participate.

The reunion brings together Model-T enthusiasts who participated in the Centennial Tour of 2009 when 55 Model-Ts traveled from New York City to Seattle, said Ken Hummel, tour coordinator, in a news release.

The 2009 tour commemorated the running of the 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Run won by a Model-T Ford.

The 1909 contest, sponsored by millionaire Robert Guggenheim, was part of a publicity campaign for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle that year.

The 2012 reunion tour will be headquartered in Meadville from Monday through Thursday. Traveling between 30 to 35 mph, the Model-Ts will stop in various northwestern Pennsylvania communities during their four-day stay.

“We travel between 100 to 110 miles per day, stopping at different Ford dealerships in the morning for coffee and doughnuts,” said Hummel.

“Our travel takes us on the back roads where there is little or no traffic.”

Monday’s tour includes the towns of Edinboro and North East, where the enthusiasts will visit the various wineries plus the Interstate Antique Mall.

Visits to the Drake Well Museum, Cross Creek Resort, Oil Creek State Park, plus the towns of Oil City and Titusville are all a part of Wednesday’s tour.

On Thursday, the Model Ts will be driven around Conneaut Lake and through the communities of Jamestown and Greenville with stops at the Greenville Railroad Museum and Pymatuning Reservoir.

Automobile enthusiasts are invited to view and possibly get a ride in a Model-T at any of the stops listed. Hummel said that “there are different horseless carriage clubs across the country and we love touring through the back roads.”

For information on the Lawrence County visit, call the Harlansburg Museum of Transportation at (724) 652-9002.

Information on the Ocean to Ocean Reunion Tour is available at

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1867 Historical Antique American Folk Art Baltimore Album Quilt Shows Up On eBay - YAHOO!

Estate Auctions Inc. Offers Rare Signed Baltimore, Maryland Album Appliqué Quilt

Eastern Shore, DE (PRWEB) June 09, 2012

Estate Auctions Inc. is pleased to announce a rare opportunity to own a fantastic piece of American history. A dated 1867 Baltimore Album appliqué quilt with its roots in historic Baltimore, Maryland. Each of the 25 blocks are signed in ink by the maker and in many cases reflect the interests of each signee. "This is the most interesting and historic quilt we have ever listed on eBay. When we received this from our consignor I was thrilled and honored to be able to put such a wonderful piece of history up for auction," says Norb Novocin, Owner of Estate Auctions Inc. of Delaware.

Baltimore Album Quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s. They have become one of the most popular styles of quilts and are still made today. These quilts are made up of a number of squares called blocks. Each block has been appliquéd with a different design. The designs are often floral, but many other motifs are also used, such as eagles and landmarks. They have a background of white and incorporate many primary colors such as reds, greens and blues.

Most Baltimore Album quilts were signed. The discovery of an indelible ink made it possible to ink flowery poetry and sayings along with a signature on each block. It appears making these quilts were especially popular with young women. Many of these quilts included blocks each made by a different person. The complexity of the designs of the blocks demonstrated the skill and taste of the maker. Many hours were devoted to the creation of these quilts, and many were carefully preserved as family heirlooms.

This auction closes Monday, June 11th at approximately 10:00 PM EST. Interest in this rare quilt continues to increase as the closing draws near. Over 50 photos have been posted, including many of the original signatures.

Rare and unusual items are the norm for the Novocin's. They continue to satisfy the taste of a loyal customer base and have even published a book about these experiences. Getting Sold On Ebay, The Treasure Hunter’s Guide To Making Money, which has received stellar reviews and is receiving national attention.

To learn more about the Novocins and Estate Auctions, Inc. visit them on eBay, user ID EstateAuctionsInc or follow them on Twitter @KnowsEbay. Do you have a valuable antique you would like to sell on eBay? Call for consigning information at 1-800-573-3508. You can find their new book Getting Sold On Ebay, The Treasure Hunter’s Guide To Making Money at or

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Artist who wanted to paint 1612 on Pendle Hill slams critics - Lancashire Telegraph

Artist who wanted to paint 1612 on Pendle Hill slams critics

AN ARTIST who wanted to paint the date 1612 on the side of Pendle Hill in 500ft numerals has hit out at critics.

Barrowford artist Philippe Handford had been set to create the 1,700ft wide temporary artwork to mark the 400th anniversary of the infamous witch trails, which was intended to be ‘a defining image for Pendle’.

However, objections were raised by some Barley residents and the Bishop of Burnley also spoke out against the plans.

Pendle Council decided not to go ahead with plans to fund the £1,500 project.

Philippe said: “I still don’t know what the objections to the installation were from Barley Parish Council. Nobody has given me a specific reason.

“I do know that a number of them were actually supportive of the plan.

“I’ve had dozens of people telling me that they think the installation would be a great idea.

“I’m yet to meet somebody who doesn’t want the installation to happen and I’ve had significant support from a number of Pendle and Burnley based businesses.

“The installation also had the support of the landowner, who was satisfied with the fact that I’ve tested the paint for Natural England, it is temporary and leaves no environmental damage to flora or fauna.”

Nick Hunt, creative director of Mid Pennine Arts, agreed that the work would have been beneficial to the area.

He said: “There’s no doubt that the installation would have been a defining image for the Pendle Witch Festival and would have created a much bigger opportunity to communicate to a wider audience about the beauty of Pendle as a destination.

“A project like this can pay for itself many times over.”

Philippe added that he was disappointed with the comments made by the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Revd John Goddard who said we shouldn’t be 'celebrating' the trials and that the time ‘was a harrowing and awful experience for many people’.

“We’re marking the anniversary, hoping it raises wider questions about intolerance and injustice, and we’re hoping to see the Pendle area positively promoted,” Philippe said.


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