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Category Archive:  decorating


Suitable For Framing: Illustrations by Diana Thorne

The label on the wrapper for this charming book called “Dogs” read “lovely pictures – suitable for framing.” I loved the little pup on the cover. Other than the black ear, it... more

Print Blocks, Add to Your Favorite Collection

I’ve collected print blocks for a long time now. On my desk is a print block advertising a very old oil and gas station company, Pate, with their once famous motto “Hello... more

Getting The Jump On A New Year Of Collecting

My collections grew since New Year’s Day. Wow, that was fast work. How could I resist two annual events that offer great antique hunting in this cold and gloomy season? Right on... more

A Collector’s Look in the Rear View Mirror and the Road Ahead

Reflection is good for the soul, and as the new year is upon us, it’s time to look back and then plan for the future. As a dealer, this last year was... more

Gift Guide for Particular Militaria Collectors

December marks a significant shift for me and how I manage my finances. It seems that I go from the frugality-based spending as I slowly fuel my collecting habit to that of... more