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Hot dogs! Snuggle Pups all the rage in 1920s Long before there was a National Dog Day, there was a two-year national craze over a family of toy pups called Snuggle Pups. What is a Snuggle Pup? Snuggle Pups are 3-1/2-inch tall painted hollow dog figurines with a removable head. They were the brainchild of cartoonist and entrepreneur Frank W.

Contract debate rages for antique mall tenants The contract between the Antique Mall's landlord and our reader shouldn't involve an Independent Contractor clause at all. It's a lease. The relationship is strictly landlord-tenant, or at least it should be. Tenants pay money to landlords, not the other way around.

That's how she Rolls: Elizabeth Taylor's 'Green Goddess' hits the road NEW YORK - She may have had seven husbands, but Elizabeth Taylor had only one 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, which went quickly when it hit the auction block earlier this month, according to Guernsey's, the New York auction house that handled the big sale.

Luxury advertising posters reach new heights and break records NEW YORK - Several vintage posters by noted designers are boasting auction records achieved during a recent Swann Galleries' auction of Graphic Design. Charles Loupot's luxury advertisements from the early twentieth century led the sale.

Art, antiques, pride, hot rods top weekend Bay Area festival action Events in Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Jose, Pleasanton and Fremont.

Deciphering information determines age of commode There is also a stamp on the back - 173. There is a carved trim piece that appears to be missing at the bottom left and the finish on the top is worn and otherwise does have some wear. It measures 33-1/2" h x 32" w x 17-1/2" d. I wonder if you can tell me the age and possible value.

Gibbs Sweet Station selling store decorations, antiques during special sale this week Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2019. By Scott Bolthouse - The Huron Hub - [email protected] Anyone wanting a piece of nostalgia and a memory of their favorite ice cream shop will get the chance this week. Gibbs Sweet Station, which was one of the area's favorite spots for something sweet for decades, announced their closure in April.

Antique Cricket collection bowls over bidders The cricket collection belonged to the late Mr Thomas Gould who played cricket at Highgate School in North London, Wanstead Cricket Club, Essex CC after the Second World War and until his recent death, he was one of the longest serving members of the MCC.

Antiques Roadshow: ‘Remarkable’ Guest floored by huge valuation of ‘unique’ dollhouse ANTIQUES ROADSHOW saw one guest rendered almost speechless by the valuation given for the dollhouse she had brought onto the show. It came as she confessed she thought she had paid “an arm and leg” for it in the first place.

Art and antiques at EdgeWood Farm in Quesnel Linda Manky sells antiques and garlic at the third annual Acre Long Antique and Artisan Market Aug. 17 at EdgeWood Farm. Lindsay Chung photo. Tracy Parker and Jennifer Linegar-Johnston serve delicious food and sell preserves at the Petty Catwater booth at the third annual Acre Long Antique and Artisan Market Aug.

The Swap Shop offers unique antiques in Fort Myers One Fort Myers man has turned his passion into The Swap Shop. It's hard to miss the larger than life antique's displayed outside as your driving down to Fort Myers Beach. Ben Whitley specializes in finding items from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Online Platforms And Conscious Consumers Propose A New Chapter For The Antiques World In a world where consumers are looking for sustainable solutions, could antiques regain popularity as a circular alternative to high-street and mass produced items?

Police probe theft of high value antiques stolen in late night raid A number of high value items were stolen during a raid at an antique centre near Doune. A thief broke in to the Scottish Antique Centre at Carse of Cambus Cottage, Buchany, overnight between Wednesday and yesterday morning.

Antiques Roadshow: ‘Breaks all the rules’ Expert overwhelmed by priceless birdcage "If you saw this for sale, it could quite easily cost you £15,000," he stated. Elsewhere in the episode, a rare sapphire ring was presented to Joanna Hardy who was stunned to learn how the stone was natural.

Edinburgh Antiques Fair is almost upon is with scores of retro and vintage goods The event, which is the biggest of its kind in Scotland, will take place at the Royal Highland Centre later this month.

New Oral History project, 'LAPADA Voices', with Melvin & Shelia Haughey Our 'Oral History' interviews project is continuing to add promiment antique dealers to the growing oral history archives as part of the Antique Dealers research project - thanks to LAPADA, The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, we have started a new strand of the Oral History interviews, called 'LAPADA Voices'.

One of A Kind, Antiques, Uniques & Obsoletes celebrates anniversary One of A Kind, Antiques, Uniques and Obsoletes is celebrating its four-year anniversary with a vendor pot luck lunch on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. There will be a drawing for a $20 gift certificate that can be used toward anything in the store.

Antique and Estate Cufflinks Several years ago I wrote an article, The Mystery of the TH Maker Revisited, about the affinity between the cufflinks of an unidentified maker who signed pieces "TH" and those of the Irving Heidelscheimer company. Since that time additional facts have come to light and the identity of the "TH" maker has been revealed.

Antiques Roadshow: 'Ouch' Guest speechless by staggering valuation of rare sapphire ring ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continued this evening, with one guest in particular in disbelief at the staggering valuation of a rare sapphire ring they’d happened to stumble on during a shopping trip.

BBC antiques expert demands daughter's school repays her £200,000 fees after she gets motto tattooed Star of BBC's Antiques Road Trip, David Harper, 52, paid for his daughter, Hetti, to attend Barnard Castle School in County Durham. After finishing school, Hetti, 23, went on to form a band and in true punk fashion got an edgy tattoo of her school's Latin slogan.

Tickets On Sale For Theta Charity Antiques Show In Houston Bringing together top exhibitors, designers, collectors, and admirers of fine arts and décor from around the nation, the 2019 Show will be presented by co-chairs Courtney Hill Fertitta, Jennifer Donovan O'Donnell and Giggy Martin Thanheiser. All-inclusive general admission tickets are on sale now.

Antiques Roadshow: 'Fantastic!' Guest thrilled by shock valuation of tiny dragonfly brooch ANTIQUES ROADSHOW last week saw one guest very excited as they learned the valuation of a small dragonfly brooch owned by her mother-in-law. But just how much is the tiny piece of jewellery worth?

Eat Texas 'Cue at an Antiques Roadside Show Zipping by Skyway Bar and Grill, you'd never realize the old red building was like a carnival funhouse inside. The one-of-a-kind space had a former life as a fine-dining restaurant but received an eclectic makeover in 2000 under new ownership.

Trump Imposes 10 Percent Tariff on Chinese Art and Antiques Starting September 1 President Trump deepened his trade war with China by imposing a new 10% tariff on Chinese art, antiques and antiquities, among other goods. On Tuesday, the US Trade Representative published a list of $300 billion worth of items subject to the tariff starting from September 1.

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