April 12, 1998
Happy holiday to all. Having been bogged down quite a bit this week, I am late with this newsletter, and hope I am forgiven.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF WHAT, NO SAMPLES?
On April 23, Christie's will hold a symposium on vintage cars. It will cover advances in both design and technology, and will discuss the rarity and value of collectible cars. The symposium will be held in New York and does not include hints on how to store and display your collection within your small house or apartment. Cost: $225. For more information, or to register, call (212)702-1390.
SHAMELESS PLUG FOR COWORKER DEPARTMENT
This may seem unbelievable, but those of us on "Personal FX, The Collectibles Show" have a real life, separate from the show. John Bruno, Ace Appraiser and Really Funny Guy, is the owner, along with his lovely wife, Tina, of Flamingo Promotions, producers of fine antiques shows. His next show, The Gold Coast Antiques Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, at St, Paul's School in Garden City, New York. For more information, call (516)261-4590.
AND NO SHOVELS ARE NECESSARY!
The new show at The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT will open on April 19 and run until May 31. It's entitled "YaZoo, A Cardboard Menagerie". It consists of a group of jungle animals made of plain and corrugated cardboard, Elmer's Glue and packaging tape. Seriously. For those of you who always played with the cardboard box longer than you played with the toy inside, this is a must-see.
HOW TO GET RID OF A DRIP
Don't let globs of wax from melting candles ruin your beautiful old candlesticks. Put your candles in the freezer. No, you don't have to keep them in the freezer. Use the space in there for your ice cream. Just put the candles in for about an hour, and then you can take them out and store them wherever you usually keep them. They won;t drip.
PLEASE DON'T POISON THE MARKET
Dealers (and some collectors, too)who sell unmarked reproductions as old items, don't realize the impact their actions will have on the market, and that they'll get hurt too, in the long run. Read "Please Don't Poison The Well". It's my own set of arguments against biting the hand that feeds you.
That's all for this week, folks. Artie has the week off, so this is my chance to put him to work helping me do some spring cleaning. Have a good one! Happy Hunting!
© 1998 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #37
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