FEATURE GALLERY ARTICLE - European Portrait Painting on Porcelain  
August Issue  2005

It appears paradoxical that as interest in classical portrait painting on canvas declined, production of and consumer interest in portraits (particularly of beautiful and/or well known women) on porcelain rose. The factors responsible for this phenomena are unclear but may include the following...  ...complete article...

HEARTH TO HEARTH...By Alice Ross
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WEBSITE-INGS for August Issue 2005 
   3  New & Fascinating New WebSite Reviews....by Mike McLeod 
This month Mike McLeod takes a look at Fish Decoys, Game and Puzzle Collectors and Ancient Inventions   ...read reviews, use links...

THE BUSINESS OF DOING BUSINESS IN ANTIQUES,  August Issue 2005
Making Plans for an Antique Business...By  Ed Welch...
Most new antique businesses fail in the first two years. In my opinion, the major reason for nearly all failures is the lack of a business plan. New dealers have the belief that it is easy to make money in the antique trade. They operate under the assumption that all they need to do is buy an item and sell that item for more money then they paid. Nothing could be further from the reality of the antique trade. ..complete article..

GUESS WHAT.? FOR  August Issue 2005 
 Antique "Gadget" for August.....by Bob Cahn,
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yep, it's a bird! It's the legendary Super Stork, to be exact! Talk about a specialty item - we've got a doozy this time. This scissor-like figural image of a stork carries a possible clue. It's Victorian background could help if you consider the time warp and 19th century customs ..complete article..

WONDERFUL WORLD OF COINS:  August Issue 2005
The Case of the Numismatic Chaplain... By  James C. Johnston Jr.
On Perry's ship was a coin collecting navy chaplain. No doubt one of the reasons he wanted duty in this fleet was the chance to collect a type set of Japanese coins. There were almost no Japanese coins in the west because of the prohibition of their leaving the country. ..complete article..

Brimfield Flea Markets
Comprehensive Information on and about the oldest, largest and most famous of all the outdoor Flea Markets in the USA.!  Next Opening September 6th for the 2005 Fall  Show..!  See 2005 Show Field Schedule
Brimfield Flea Markets Opens September 6th thru 11th, 2005  for The Fall Show

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