March 13, 1998
The day's almost over, so all you triskadecaphobics (look it up!) can come out now.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LET TARGET STORES PUT THAT IT THEIR PIPE AND SMOKE
My thanks to fellow Food Service Slave, Dee for this item. It seems that Homer Laughlin, the maker of Fiestaware has, in celebration of its having produced its 500 millionth piece, decided to produce ANOTHER piece (heavens!), a special commemorative piece. You understand, what they're doing is commemorating all this production with more production (sigh). Anyway, this new piece is a console bowl done in a special raspberry-colored glaze, which will be taken out of production after only 500 pieces are made. All the bowls will be numbered, and most are slated to go to major shareholders in the company, and the family of the owners. A few measly pieces will be sold at auction, with the proceeds going to charity. In other words, commoners can forget it. Hope your nose doesn't get too smooshed from being pressed up against the window.
THAT WILD AND CRAZY J. EDGAR HOOVER
So here is Guernsey's, getting ready to auction off the relics of Camelot, a giant publicity magnet of a sale by anyone's standards, and along come the G-Men, claiming some of the items, all from the private collection of Evelyn Wood, JFK's personal secretary, are not only important to American history, but some of them will jeopardize national security of they fall into the wrong hands. Inasmuch as Guernsey's has been publicizing this auction for quite some time, and the public has already traipsed through their exhibit and seen everything, is the gov. not closing the barn door after the Guernsey is gone? What were you waiting for, guys? G. Gordon Liddy?
A, YOU'RE ADORABLE
The Peabody Museum in Salem, Mass is opening its vaults to mount a pretty strange exhibit. It consists of 150 objects, and they're arranged in alphabetical order. Under "F" for "footwear", there's a size 37 men's show, worn by Robert F. Wadlow, who was the world's tallest man in 1940, at 8 ft, 11 inches. Under "X", for "X marks the spot", the museum is showing Blackbeard The Pirate's skull (silver-dipped. Why, I don;t know). You get the idea. For more information, call (800)745-4054.
This weekend, I'll be appearing at Superflea, in Greensboro, NC on
Saturday; and at The Antiques and Collectibles Show in Winsted, CT on
Sunday. If you're nearby, please stop by and say "hi". Happy Hunting!
© 1998 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #33
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