Into Antiques?

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.

Antique Dealers in California

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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Art attack’ transforms a rundown subway walk (From The Bolton News) - The Bolton News

‘Art attack’ transforms a rundown subway walk

MUMS, kids and volunteers launched an art attack in a run-down subway.

About 20 pupils from Kearsley Academy joined forces with three artists to cover the walls of the dis- mal subway under the Kearsley roundabout with a colourful mural for the community to enjoy.

Plans to spruce up the area began in February when a group of mums got fed up of walking past the graffiti-covered walls everyday on the school run.

Together the six women formed the Kearsley and Farnworth Vision Group and started the sub- way project with Kearsley Acade- my.

Sharon Tonge, chairman of the group, said: “Everyone has loved doing it and we’ve had so many people comment on how much bet- ter it looks now.

“It’s more brilliant than I could have imagined.

“The kids have absolutely loved painting it with the artists, and the girls from Asda who came down to help for the day were great, too.”

Sharon, aged 41, hopes to tackle the roundabout’s second walkway with primary school pupils from Kearsley West and Spindle Point for their next project. Pupils from Kearsley Academy’s school coun- cil worked in teams to brainstorm ideas for the mural before finalis- ing their choice of designs last week.

The artwork focused on giving out “positive and inspiring” mes- sages to the community who use the subway.

Offenders from the community payback scheme also helped clean up the walkway, working for 35 hours to scrub off the anti-vandal paint.

Dave Bowyer, who manages the community payback teams for the Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT), said: “I am delight- ed that teams of offenders rigor- ously supervised by GMPT have completed this project and have, in a very real way, paid back to the community against which they offended.”

Tracy Fenton and her team of artists from Bolton’s ArtFantastic organisation outlined the artwork before the pupils set to work with their paintbrushes.

Tracy said:”It’s a piece of public artwork and the feedback has been absolutely overwhelming.

“People have said that the posi- tive message and colours of the mural makes them feel safer when they’re walking through the sub- way.”


wild one says...
3:23pm Sat 16 Jun 12

Is this the same subway thats just had thousands spent doing it up....still its farnworth after all, cant polish a turd wild one

John Edwards says...
4:47pm Sun 17 Jun 12

Looks nice, but, how long will it last with all the mindless vandals around. John Edwards


Artwork reflects cancer battle - Stuff

Art has been a big help to Waipukurau abstract artist Cefyn Gauden in his battle with cancer. He talks to Lee Matthews about the essentials of coping, and why men need to man up about medicine. 

When Waipukurau artist Cefyn Gauden lies under the radiation machine at Palmerston North Hospital, a mighty resolve fills him to tell men to man up about being checked for prostate cancer.

It could save their lives.

The expatriate Welshman was diagnosed with the disease – a dab tumour – last July, and now in his fifth week of eight weeks of radiation therapy at Palmerston North Hospital. He thanks his lucky stars that his habit of having an annual health checkup picked up the cancer.

"It's your annual Warrant of Fitness," he says. "Men, just do it."

The routine blood test found higher levels of PSA (prostate specific antigens) than should have been present. The PSA test is sometimes criticised for returning false results, but it's still one of the best first diagnostic tools available for prostate cancer.

"I had no symptoms. Absolutely none. Sometimes you'll get pain, or you'll notice a change in flow when you're urinating. I had nothing like that ... it was the blood test that found it," Gauden says.

"The thing is, I'm 60. But this can happen to you in your 20s, your 30s."

An internal examination found a change in the texture of his prostate gland, which was enough reason to have the changed area biopsied. That confirmed the tumour. Further scans found the good news; the cancer hadn't spread to his bones or liver.

There are several types of treatment available, depending on each man's circumstances. Gauden's oncologist recommended seven months of hormone treatment, to be followed with eight weeks of radiation therapy. In July or August, he'll have more checks to ensure the cancer's gone.

He was injected with doses of estrogen, which lowered his testosterone level, reducing the size of his prostate gland and therefore the size of the tumour. Side effects vary, but Gauden says he got some interesting women's menopause-like symptoms.

"Hot sweats. Lots of hot sweats, you wake up in a puddle. And there's been a bit of softening of connective tissues, so sometimes my joints hurt and my fingers will lock up. Massage and warmth help, and it goes away."

He says the key weapon in the cancer battle is a positive attitude, and his personal big gun is humour. One of the biggest problems with cancer is that too many people automatically assume it's a death sentence.

"I've had friends come round with long faces and send me flowers and cards ... they tell you all the stories about how they knew somebody who was given three months and died in three weeks and they're so sorry.

"I just want to shout at them, I'M NOT DYING!"

He shakes his head.

"I know people sometimes don't know what to do, but I've had to placate people, they've burst into tears when they've heard I've got this."

He doesn't know what's worse; the hushed horror stories, the overly optimistic miracle cures or the people who honestly don't know what to do and just stay away and do nothing.

"Makes you feel like you've got leprosy. Look, people don't have to do anything. They just need to be what they always are, friendly and interested."

Detected early, prostate cancer is treatable.

"It's when you muck around and don't get your checkups, and you're symptom-free and you don't know you've got it, that's when it gets harder."

In the radiation therapy phase Gauden gets "zapped" each week day. He lies on a bed, feet up, and a precisely aimed laser directs a stream of radiation at the tumour. It takes a few minutes, the machine calibrating and turning round him to ensure the radiation hits the correct spots.

"I've got these three little blue dots tattooed on me; they help line up the laser," he says. "It's tiring, your bladder's pretty close to the prostate and so your waterworks gets a bit jiggled up. It means you pee a lot more, you're up several times a night."

Lying there, wearing a one-size-is-too-big-for-everybody hospital gown and staring at the ceiling, Gauden was struck by how supremely boring that same flat white surface was. An abstract artist, he's drawn and painted his thoughts and feelings all the way through his treatment, and his room at Ozanam House is hung with working drawings in pencil, crayon and pastels.

Even on rough paper, they explode colour and shape into the room.

"They're working drawings. They're how I feel about what's happening. You can see when I'm tired and frustrated, and when it's going well. There's impressions of the thin red line of light from the laser, from the figures you see as the machine swings round."

A hobby jazz drummer, Gauden says his art has always been about rhythm, movement and pattern, and he'll use the working sketches to produce a series of paintings when the radiation treatment is over.

He also got to thinking about the boring white ceiling above the bed, and after talking it over with hospital staff, he's going to paint a work to be hung on that ceiling. It'll give others something to look at, and something else to think about, while they're lying on the bed with the laser coming at them.

Gauden says his other tip for people with early-diagnosed cancer is to keep doing as much as possible, to stay positive and interested.

Being busy is a great help to avoid brooding.

"You may need to talk to somebody, get some counselling. It's a huge thing, this, you come slap bang against your own mortality and it's hard to handle. Your family might need some help as well. It's just as hard for them ..."

A theatre fan from way back, he's a stalwart support of both the Waipawa Music and Dramatic Club, and the Waipukurau Little Theatre. He's designed sets for both societies for years, and he recently directed and acted in a season of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

"Painting's first and foremost in my life, but I also play A-grade tennis, and I'm in a jazz quartet."

He's painted from childhood, breaking his family's tradition of coalmining in Wales. His great grandfather was a miner, his grandfather died in a pit accident when his father was 15 and, as the eldest son, his father "went down t' pit" to support the family.

"My father was an academic student, extremely good at maths and science. I think he might have gone into those areas otherwise ... I do know my parents were wonderfully supportive of my bent for art."

He was teaching art at a secondary school in Devon when he realised he had to get away from Margaret Thatcher's policies. He blames her political work for the ruination of Britain; he "couldn't stomach" what she was doing. He heard about an art teaching job in New Zealand and over the phone was offered and accepted head of art for Central Hawke's Bay College.

"That was funny, 400 people in that village in Devon, and one of my pub mates was married to a Kiwi. They asked where I was going and I told them Why-pee-kee-row. They looked puzzled, asked where that was, so I told them near Danny-virky."

They sorted out the pronunciation, but Gauden's voice still hints Celtic music in its intonation.

When his radiation treatment is over, he plans to head home to his studio and spread the word about why it matters so much for men to have regular health checks.

"Women are much better at this health business than we are. I don't know what it is, something macho, maybe we're scared. But the earlier you find this stuff the better ... you can get something done about it."

Gauden's contactable through his website, and says he's happy to talk to people about cancer.

More information about prostate cancer is available from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, at or the Cancer Society,, or talk to your doctor or nurse.

- © Fairfax NZ News



Mason Hardin's art to be displayed in Washington, D.C. - Ledger-Enquirer

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One Columbus teen's artwork is getting national recognition. Mason Hardin, a 15-year-old special needs student at St. Luke's School, was one of 102 students between the ages of 5 and 15 from across the nation chosen to have personal artwork ...

Art features in Australian Museum - The Young Witness
Earlier in the year Young High School’s Year 8 art students were involved in an Aboriginal Body Art Day that was to be the beginning of an artwork to be entered into the 2012 Schools Reconciliation Challenge.

Working with the art teachers, local Koori artist Enid Clarke, and photographer Fiona Finlay, the students designed an Aboriginal-inspired artwork that was painted onto a body part.

The finished works were then photographed.

A series of the photographs were selected to be mounted and sent away to be judged.

This year’s theme My Place was shown in the artwork with many of the photographs taken in our Aboriginal Garden.

Our Year 8 students come from various cultural backgrounds and through this challenge they have gained a solid sense and respect of what reconciliation is.

The NSW Reconciliation Council were inspired by the commitment shown by educators and students across the state for reconciliation.

They received a record number of close to 1000 entries this year.

The quality and standard of work meant the judges had the difficult task of selecting only thirty-six works for exhibition.

Young High School’s series of photographs demonstrated students working together for reconciliation and showed ‘old with new’, traditional Aboriginal art, mixed with technology of 2012, such as laptops computers.

Young High School were the winners of the 7 and 8 category. Second in this category was Newtown Performing Arts HS, followed by Maitland Grossman High School in 3rd place.

On Friday evening, May 25, the visual arts teachers and Ms Enid Clarke took three of the Year 8 students to the awards ceremony at the Australian Museum Sydney.

Chloe Hardman, Alice Hines and Brodie Douglas accepted the awards on behalf of all the students involved. Some parents had also made the trip to Sydney with their children.

The exhibition is on display until July 8 or you can visit the NSW Reconciliation Council website at


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