Q: Where can we find reproductions of country painted furniture handmade by artisans?
A: You'll find what you want in Alex Pifer's Seraph Country Catalog. It contains a selection of handmade country furniture, beds, homespun checkered curtains, swags, pillow cases, coverlets and a wide array of charming accessories. It is available for $6 postpaid from the Seraph, 5606 E. State Route 37, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Q: My husband (now deceased) collected first editions of magazines. Is there a demand for them?
A: Write Stan Gold, 7042 Dartbrook, Dallas, Texas 75240, who buys Volume 1, No. 1, first-issue magazines. Enclose a description of the magazines stating their condition and include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply or offer, or phone Mr. Gold at (214) 239-8621.
Write Anita Gold, P.O. Box 59354, Chicago, Ill. 60659; enclose an addressed stamped envelope. Due to the high volume of mail, not all letters can be answered, but priority will be given to those that include a copy of the column and the name of the paper it ran in.