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.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Unique 2012 Triple Crown T-Shirts, Artwork: Fan's View - YAHOO!

Unique 2012 Triple Crown T-Shirts, Artwork: Fan's View - YAHOO!

No one plans for a Triple Crown, and, once they happen -- they happen quickly. Since the 2012 Preakness ended in late May, all eyes have been on I'll Have Another to be the first Triple Crown winner in over three and a half decades. With that, there has been an explosion of unique Triple Crown commemorative and collectors items.

If you want one of these rare 2012 Triple Crown treasures, there are several reputable online dealers outside of the official 2012 Belmont Stakes gift shop merchandise.

Does anyone own a Triple Crown store?

Like the term "Super Bowl Sunday," the Triple Crown is not a trademarked phrase. If there are any discrepencies, this does not apply to the word combination of Triple Crown 2012. For this reason, anyone can use these words for logos, art, and other collectors items without infringing on any legal documentation.

This means that websites that allow artists to make and sell t-shirts are currently hopping with 2012 Triple Crown logos on just about anything. Stocked with a variety of items, individual shops can be found RedBubble, TShirtTrailer, Zazzle, and CafePress. However, some of these creators go beyond your typical hat and t-shirt routine.

Unique 2012 Triple Crown collectors items

While many have an I'll Have Another angle, there are independent items that might get overlooked. For example, Amazon has all three of the collectors glasses for each of the three legs of the 2012 Triple Crown races. There are also t-shirts, books, and calendars that stand out as unusual in the sea of 2012 Triple Crown merchandise by touching on the actual pre-2012 winners of the past.

In the long list of 2012 Triple Crown items found on CafePress, a few oddballs stand out such as earrings, iPhone cases, jockey pins keepsake boxes, and the I'll Have Another thong. In addition to the baby bibs and bags, a particularly well-crafted 2012 Triple Crown logo by OneStopPonyShop is an uncommon t-shirt that will suit many fashionable horse racing fans.

One of a kind 2012 Triple Crown merchandise

Purchasing a t-shirt means that, one day, you will run into someone wearing the same thing. On the other hand, Etsy and Ebay are featuring handmade items from artists that will knock your socks off. If I'll Have Another wins the Triple Crown, there will definitely be more items at Etsy in this category. For now, Etsy's main attraction is a one of a kind painting by M Theresa Brown.

Over at Ebay, the catch is collectors items like old tickets, programs, and photos from the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, or Belmont Stakes. Despite the popularity of these items, there were a few that were were refreshing to see. Mainly, a shot glass collection with all three of the racetracks for the Triple Crown and a set of Triple Crown collectors glasses with a fourth glass for (any) Triple Crown.

Free 2012 Triple Crown t-shirts, gear

For those of you looking for a less-advertised 2012 Belmont Stakes t-shirt, there was an opportunity to get one for free by giving back. On June 3, I'll Have Another's Team O'Neill participated in a prostate cancer awareness run that offered the t-shirts as a prize. Another place to watch for contests giving away free commemorative 2012 Triple Crown gear is the NYRA Facebook page.

In the future, if I'll Have Another wins the 2012 Triple Crown, places like the Kentucky Derby Museum will take charge and have several items appearing at their online store concluding the race.

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Antique farm equipment draws people across America to Wellington - Dodge City Daily Globe

People from across North America have converged on Wellington, Kansas, USA this week, all to check out rare, antique tractors and farm equipment.

Massey Days is the name of the event, a reunion for the farm equipment collectors who are involved with the Massey Collectors Association (MCA).  Massey Days moves to different towns each year, this year it's being hosted by Floyd Moore, of Wellington; owner of Floyd's Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, and one of the charter members of the MCA.

"It's a strict Massey show, it's kind of a get-to-gether for us fools that never get enough of these things," Moore said. The event started on Thursday, and lasts through tomorrow evening at 1402 N. H Street. Moore is expecting 200 people for the Massey Days banquet, to be held at The Rock this weekend. Those people will become coming from all over the place.

"I got people from Maryland, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and of course Kansas," Moore said he is also expecting people from Manitoba, Canada.

Of the several pieces of farm equipment and tractors on display in Wellington this weekend, 30 are owned by Moore. His favorite one? A bright yellow, tractor that he has restored, an I-244 Navy.

"I've got one of two that we know of to exist," Moore said. "It was sold to the U.S. Navy, built for the U.S. Navy, and it's a 1955 model, the other one is a 1956, they only built them for two years, '55 and '56." Some of the antiques aren't just nice to look at, either.

"We have been cutting some wheat...we've been out there playing this morning," Moore said on Thursday. Next year Massey Days will be in El Paso, Illinois, Moore said getting ready for the event has been a lot of work. But Massey Days brings with it a positive impact for the community and surrounding area.

"There's no rooms in [Wellington] this weekend," Moore laughed. "We've got people staying in Winfield and Wichita,  because we've done got the motels filled up."  Moore added that if anyone is interested in learning how to become a part of the MCA, to contact him at 620-326-1433, or visit the group online. In the mean time, the public is invited to see what Massey Days are all about.

"If anyone wants to come out and look, there's no charge," Moore said. "Just come out and have a good time, and look at some Massy tractors."


Pen-and-Ink Drawing Software is optimized for retina display. - ThomasNet Industrial News Room

Pen-and-Ink App Offers Vibrant, Resolution-Independent Interface for New Retina Display

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) launched Autodesk SketchBook Ink for iPad paint and drawing app, the latest release from the company's popular SketchBook family, which has more than 10 million downloads to date. Powered by a brand new engine, Autodesk SketchBook Ink introduces unique technology for artists to create stunning, high-resolution ink-style artwork. The SketchBook Ink addition to the SketchBook family increases the number of choices available to artists to express their creative visions in a digital environment.

"With more than 10 million downloads to date, we're proud that the SketchBook family is changing how, where, and with what tools people unlock their creativity. People who never considered using a digital app for their artwork before, are now turning to SketchBook to produce incredible illustrations"

Unlike traditional vector drawing apps, SketchBook Ink enables users to produce very fine detail in their artwork, independent of resolution, building on the intuitive freehand-drawing Autodesk SketchBook Pro platform. This new technology also supports the ability to export and print large, high-quality images right from the iPad. Final artwork can be exported at optimal sizes to the photo library on iPad, email, Dropbox, or iTunes file sharing. Images exported to Dropbox or iTunes file sharing can exceed 100 megapixels.

"We are fortunate to collaborate with many talented artists, so we know how important it is for them to have a variety of tools for not only different tasks in their creative process, but also to express their personal styles. SketchBook Ink provides more choices for artists. And with its ability to produce high-resolution output, it makes a huge leap for content creation on the iPad," said Chris Cheung, product line manager, Autodesk.

Complementing Autodesk's popular app for the iPad, SketchBook Pro, which offers a variety of sketching and painting tools, SketchBook Ink is dedicated to pen-and-ink drawing. The inking behavior gives it a distinct feel but builds on the intuitive and familiar interface valued by SketchBook users worldwide. SketchBook Ink launches with seven preset ink styles and two types of erasers. The app supports importing images from the photo library on iPad that can be used as references or backgrounds.

"With more than 10 million downloads to date, we're proud that the SketchBook family is changing how, where, and with what tools people unlock their creativity. People who never considered using a digital app for their artwork before, are now turning to SketchBook to produce incredible illustrations," said Samir Hanna, vice president, Consumer Products, Autodesk.

The Autodesk SketchBook Ink App is available for $4.99 exclusively from the App Store on iPad or at For a limited time at launch, SketchBook Ink will be available for a special introductory price of $1.99.

About Autodesk
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