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Victorian Flea Market Roundup: Brooklyn Flea

Now that we have crowned the top flea market of the west coast, we look towards the east where one … Continue reading

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Victorian Flea Market Roundup: Alameda Point Antique Faire

Along with falling leaves and cooler days, fall is the season for great flea market finds to fill your cozy … Continue reading

Victorian Flea Market Finds

5 Flea Market Tips to Live By

  Hitting a flea market can often be the most effective way to locate those authentic Victorian items to add … Continue reading

This elaborately carved vase, which Lieutenant Edward Babson Babbit appears to have given to his friend Sarah Frances Loring as a wedding gift in 1834, was made of wood taken from the USS "Constitution." After becoming the first American vessel to defeat a British ship in the War of 1812, "Old Ironsides" underwent a complete overhaul in 1833. Much of the wood removed during the renovation went to create objects like this vase to commemorate the ship's historic victories.

Peek Inside the Smithsonian’s Archive of Victorian Collectibles

If you’re curious about the history of ordinary objects, you’ll want to add the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American … Continue reading

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A Victorian 4th of July at the Sea: The Bathing Dress

This 4th of July, many families will flock to the seaside for a fun-filled day of sandcastles, sunbathing and surfing. … Continue reading

Photo: Nancy Finn, etsy.com/shop/scootershop.

Hot Collectibles: Victorian Flue Covers

One spring ritual for the Victorians was to hang a decorative flue cover in front of a room’s chimney opening … Continue reading

Painting of Victoria, Princess Royal, the year after her 16th birthday. By 
Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1857. Image in the public domain in the UK and US. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A Victorian Village in 3D: A Conversation with Brian May, Part 3

As Brian May researched T. R. Williams’ stereoscopic photos of a Victorian English village for his book A Village Lost and … Continue reading

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A Victorian Village in 3D: A Conversation with Brian May, Part 2

Brian May’s book A Village Lost and Found is the first time in living memory that the full stereoscopic series of T.R. … Continue reading

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A Victorian Village in 3D: A Conversation with Brian May, Part 1

What does Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the legendary rock group Queen, have to do with the Victorian … Continue reading

Easter plate, girl carrying Easter bunny and colored eggs, Vodrey & Brothers, circa 1896-1920. (Photo: Barbara Johnson, Ph.D.)

8 Victorian Easter Collectibles You’ll Love

Collect these now! Here are 8 of our favorite antique collectibles to seek out this spring.     Easter antiques … Continue reading