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can anyone tell em more about these teacups or what they say? I got them in old sacramento (caifornia) at a small nostalgic type thrift place for a dollar apiece. the man said they looked like they were from the late 40's.

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New antiques community

The Antiques Guide is a community created to help identify and perhaps value items that may or may not be antiques. Generally an antique is defined as being 100 years old or more, but many will say that items from as late as the 1970s may be considered antiques provided they have a value as collectible.
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project partners wanted

My most recent ongoing project is historical art. I'm looking for ppl interested in vintage photography, antiquated crafts or modeling for shoots with antique furniture and props. Local to Portland OR is preferrable but not necessary. Please email me with your AIM or Yahoo screenname if you'd like to chat about the project, or if you are passionate about history...
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spooky past-world decor!

Other then a Jack, we don't need any "decorations" to make our place spooky...most of my possessions used to belong to dead ppl anyway. In fact, some of the rooms in my place are like stepping back through time.

When the time came to furnish my own place and replace my possessions, I found that I could get antiques and repros just as easily as modern garbage at the thriftshop. The result was a gradual feeling of regression into the past with the skillfull application of old wood, brass, and alot of research into how things would have been placed and used. Eventually I started collecting more specialized items as Fate permitted; things like a large spinning wheel, a washstand, a secretaire, bedcurtains, and other things we just don't make or use anymore. I make a great many things as well, in the old tradition, and do ALOT of reading and research.
Piece by gradual piece, the place has started looking like a real Victorian interior, and I love it. I cherish the possessions of the dead, as I hope someday others will cherish the things I pass on.

In the meantime, I enjoy browsing eBay and bidding on things dug up out of ancient pits or rivers, or cruising mouldy basements searching for treasure to add to my little world...
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Josephine Baker 1906-1975

Josephine Baker sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames "Black Venus," "Black Pearl" and "Creole Goddess."


Hi! I work for an interior designer and one of our customers has this gorgeous silk lampshade from the late 1800s with a horrific tear. My old lampshade contact passed away this winter, and I can't seem to find anyone to do the repair work. Could anyone suggest someone for me? At this point, I'll send it anywhere, just so long as it can get done. I'd really appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!