Ask a German the difference between “Dresden” and “Meissen”, and they’ll tell you “about 15 miles.” Ask us the same question, and we’ll say “no difference.” That’s because we’re talking about porcelain…porcelain in Germany. Elector Frederick Augustus I (King August the Strong to his friends) planned to make his home in Dresden the most important […]

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Tea Time Anyone?

Tea has been a very important drink to the people of our country, although perhaps not quite as popular as in other places of the world. Ever since the infamous tea party in Boston Harbor, we’ve found ingenious ways to store and serve the hot beverage, most of which are highly collectible. Since tea was […]

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Some collectibles come and go, but depression glass has held its own since it was first produced during the late 1920’s and continuing into the 1940’s. Some acquire it for its color or pattern; some collect it for nostalgic memories of “grandma’s cupboard”. Whatever the reason, it remains very popular in the world of collectables. […]

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