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  • Your 2013 fashion checklist

    Your 2013 fashion checklist
    For the new year in 2012, I gave you, the world at large, a list of 10 style resolutions. You didn't follow them. I saw just as many wrinkled shirts, ill-fitting pants, drab cardigans and too-revealing tops in 2012 as I did in 2011. I love the idea of...
  • Fact: Fashion is out to get you

    Fact: Fashion is out to get you
    Sure, you look fabulous, but the folks behind the style steering wheels don't give two shakes about your comfort. If you're following my advice about how your clothes should fit then hopefully that won't happen, but I bet you didn't know that preventing...
  • Color of the year takes us to emerald city

    Every year, I marvel that it is an actual job to choose the color of the year. That's right. The color of the year. Forecasters at Pantone, an entire institute responsible for analyzing the hues that literally color our world, select the one shade...
  • Theme trumps maker for bookend collectors

    Q: We bought these bookends in Europe many years ago, Are they worth anything? Appreciate any info you can give. A: The reader adds that his bookends are 7 in. high, marked KBW plus G and T bronze. Images sent show a metal pair of seated, hooded and...
  • Artifacts from historic Chicago theater still draw collectors

    Q: What can you tell us about our identical wall sconces? We bought them in the 1960s from a Chicago dealer who told us they came from the Garrick Theater. We wired them for electricity. A: Seen in images sent, the reader has three sconces. Oak Park,...
  • Lamp collectors covet fine pieces from the golden age of cut glass

    Q: Any info on this antique lamp I bought at an estate sale? There was no information furnished with it. I thought it was pretty. It's 27 inches tall, not including the chimney. A: The reader adds that the lamp has been electrified by a lamp shop. I'm...
  • American regional paintings becoming highly collectible

    American regional paintings becoming highly collectible
    Q: Can you tell us anything about a painting we've had stored for years? A: I have good news, and better news, for this reader. First, the writer adds that he and his wife inherited the Anne Cary Bradley painting from a family member married to one of...
  • Copies just can't beat originals on price

    Q: I bought this framed photo of John Lennon long ago at a yard sale. The man who sold it told me said it was a lithograph. The photo is marked, "1940-1980 Richard Avedon." Is it worth more than the $5 I paid for it? A: Richard Avedon was a famous...
  • Where you sell can be as important as how you sell

    Q: I have about 200 Madame Alexander dolls (with boxes) to sell. How do I find doll auctions in my area? A: The reader probably picked auction because she knows that auction puts goods out in person plus online for a worldwide public. Buyers who...
  • It pays to arm yourself with the best, most current price info available

    Q: I found three vintage sports pennants from the 1940s, but I can't find value for them. There's a reference book on pennant prices, but who wants to spend $18.95 for something you use once? A: The reader adds that his local library does not have the...
  • Innovation and "letter-perfect" condition lure typewriter fans

    Q: We found this Underwood No.5 typewriter while cleaning out my parent's home. What do you think it's worth? What's the best way to get maximum value? I think a good cleaning would indicate a gem. Best I can tell, it's in great working order. A: Our...
  • Ivy vases were trendy in the Twenties

    Q: This jar was given to a family member as a wedding gift in the 1920s. What can you tell me about it? It appears to have had a stopper, which is gone. A: Seen in a photo sent, the reader has what looks to be a vase, where an amethyst glass ball is...