To Polish or Not to Polish? Caring for Your Treasures


Resources to help you care for your treasured items.

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Antique Photos 101


At some point in our lives, most of us have spent time rummaging through a box of old photographs, leafing through many years' worth of memories captured on film.  While most of our cherished photographs were created within living memory, a few of us are lucky enough to inherit images from a much earlier period.  In this tutorial we will cover some basic information intended to help you identify some the mediums used by 19th century practitioners and estimate the approximate age of your early photographs.

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Ceramics 101: Earthenware, Stoneware & Porcelain

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Auctions are great places to find antique and vintage ceramic items for a great price, but sometimes you may not always know exactly what it is that you are getting.  That’s why we are offering this Ceramics 101 overview to help you know what you’re buying.  Our first post will discuss the types of ceramic clay bodies, followed by a future post that will go into more detail on methods of decoration.

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