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Vintage Toys: Something You Can "Bank" On

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

REYNE GAUGE: Bankable Antiques As children, we rarely gave thought to caring for our toys. They were made purely for our entertainment, and not to...

PBS' Antiques Roadshow Announces First Winner!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

And the winner is... George W. Angell | Hillsdale, MI for Cuts Like A Knife - featuring a collection of rare antique Samurai swords that were passed ...

First Pop Culture Superstars Weren't a Product of Hollywood

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

One of the finest collections of rare comic character toys, that of the late KB Toys co-founder Donald Kaufman, encompasses not only the expansive Disney stable of animated stars but also Barney Google, Happy Hooligan and others.

My Love Letter to LEGO

Jonathan Bender | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bender

Seeing as there are 62 plastic bricks for every person on earth, the odds are good that you know somebody who is an adult LEGO fan. In fact, you might be one without even knowing it.

Lynn Yaeger Goes Collecting with Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

Lynn Yaeger's apartment--a well-appointed showpiece for collections that include reindeer sweaters, well-loved dolls she says "last saw action in the First World War" and brooches engraved with the word "baby."

Add a Little Flair to Your Easter Eggs

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A little plastic yellow chick here and there is sure to make everyone smile.

Your Spring Garden Could Use Sprucing Up!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Spring is finally here (well in most places)! Time to visit your favorite nursery to pick out an array of color for this years flowerbeds. Not only ...

Reyne Gauge: Consumer Trends for 2010

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I love reading reports on the economy (this is a tongue in cheek statement by the way). One says we're on the road to recovery, another claims we're t...

The Highest Price Paid for a Mistress

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Recently, the news has been filled with headlines of celebrities who have been caught cheating on their spouses. Tiger Woods, Jesse James, David Lett...

Antiques Roadshow needs your home video!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Antiques Roadshow is on the hunt again, this time for your home videos. Antiques Roadshow has an open call for viewers to submit home videos of their...

My Favorite Things: Vintage

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

In my search for the next best thing, each week I'll talk about what all the fashion and style magazines are reporting as "must haves" and show you how to find something similar, for less.

Vintage Card + Valentine's Day = Brownie Points!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Believe it or not, Valentine's Day (or St. Valentine's Day as it is really known) was not created by Hallmark. There are a few schools of thought that surround St. Valentine, and who he was.

Yes Virginia, There Really Is a Santa Claus

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Modern technology has invited us into Santa's office via webcam. If you'd like to see what's he's up to the week before Christmas, click here!

Decorating withAntiques: How to Handle Being Single!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I'm not a hoarder, but I am one that feels like something can be done with just about anything. Over the years I've taken antique "misfits" and worked to make them into something unique.

What's Halloween Without a Little Vampire?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I'm talking about collecting, upcoming auctions, and an authentic piece of vampire history you can acquire this Halloween.

What's Your Hobby?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

This holiday season, I'm going to give myself permission to explore a few hobbies and see what sticks. I figure it's never too late.

Rare Books And Rich People: Is It All Snobbery?

Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[T]he rich, apparently, guilty of being rich - and too dumb to understand the rare books on their shelves. Everyone in the trade has, at one time, ca...

Decorating With Antiques This Holiday Season

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

There is actually more to the history of Christmas ornaments than how you acquired them; that is, how they came to hang on a tree and where they originated.

Martin Luther King Memoribilia Up for Bid

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

The highlight of the 20th Century Decorative Arts Sale at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, is a rocking chair, once owned by Martin Luther King.

New Show on NBC on Collecting

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Set Your DVR!: Art of Collecting with Reyne Haines and Jonathan Novack Premieres Thursday, September 10 on Channel 2, NBC Houston (Houston, Texas)...

There's Gold in Them Hills...I Mean, Vending Machines

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A German firm, TG-Gold Supr Markt, installed vending machines in the Frankfurt Airport. What does it dispense? You guessed it: gold bars!

An Addiction to Catering and Collecting

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

It struck me out of the blue, while looking at our website. So much content in there! And then it hit -- it is just like my office or my home. Filled with stuff.

Top Ten: Celebrity Collectibles

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

Which celebrities' pre-owned gems scored big at auction? At number 7, Marilyn Monroe's white baby grand piano, sold by Christies. The lucky bidder? Mariah Carey, for $662,500.

John Lennon Exhibit in New York

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Recently, a new exhibit -- "John Lennon: The New York City Years" -- opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City.

Keno Twins + Vintage Jaguar = Cha Ching!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

If you are in search of a great investment quality weekend car, you might look long and hard at this one.