June 5, 1998
Hope you've all been taking advantage of the beautiful weather. Get out there and hit those garage sales!
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MORE FUN THAN A TANK FULL OF SEA MONKEYS
The appraisers you see on "Personal FX, The Collectibles Show" are much more than a collection of pretty faces. They're more than a pack of walking encyclopedias. They know what you need, and they make sure you get it: entertainment with your education! This jovial bunch will descend upon the chat room at Antiques and Collectibles At The Mining Co. on Tuesday, June 9 at 9PM Eastern for the sole purpose of typing with you. Expect lots of fun, surprises and a few hi jinks. Think "Marx Brothers Meet The Keyboard". To get to the chat room, go to http://antiques.miningco.com and click on "Chat". Oh - you want to know who'll be there? Well, I can give you the list so far: John Bruno, Ken Heer, Kathy Maurer, Allan Shrem, Rich Zelachowski and I.
MAYBE HE WAS TRYING TO DO THEM A FAVOR DEPARTMENT
On Saturday, June 20, an auction in Rochester, NY will be held, with all proceeds to benefit the Landmark Society of Western New York. Included in the auction are a large collection of scale model trains, antique dolls and antique and collectible toys. The train collection was assembled by Robert Rowe, the former finance director of the Landmark Society. Mr. Rowe, finance director for 11 years, purchased the trains and other property with the more than 1 million dollars he embezzled from the Society.
I AM TRYING REALLY, REALLY HARD TO KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE
A new foundation has purchased a 180 year-old building in Butte Montana, to be used as a museum and cultural center. The building is the Dumas Hotel, the nation's oldest brothel. The new foundation, ISWFACE (International Sex Workers' Foundation for Art, Culture and Education), is dedicated to preserving the artwork of prostitution. Seriously. Norma Jean Almodovar, the president of the organization, said, and I quote, "ISWFACE will bring sex workers from around the world to work with archeological and engineering students to excavate and restore the cribs, tunnels and adjacent property", rendering the old hotel a place to house its "unusual collection of works". Can't wait.
So, Accumulators, this weekend, Artie and I are beginning preparations for
the first antiques show of our summer season, at Farmington Polo Grounds in
Farmington, CT. We'll also be hitting all those flea markets and well-run
yard sales. Happy Hunting!
© 1998 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #45
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