Merchant tokens were widely used on the eastern shore of Maryland (after the Civil War) by the canning industry, to pay laborers that picked or packed fruit, vegetables, oysters, crab, etc. Join us here, in a discussion about them from a collector's perspective.
All that work we put in decorating for Christmas and then the New Year pops up right behind it! If you're the type that just HAS to decorate specifically for each and every holiday (ahem...us), here's a few examples of ways to do just that for the New Year!
A treasure hunt in the small town of Salisbury, Maryland lead to an amazing historic discovery - a 19th century manuscript, owned and likely written by renowned author, naturalist, and pharmacist, Pedro Antonio Ventallo, from Tarrasa, Spain.
One of the most intriguing collectibles to hit the décor scene in recent times is thevintage pillar candle. As common as they were in US households during the first half of the 20thcentury, it’s hard to believe these decorative gems would be as rare as they are today.