Friday, March 23, 2012

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

I am finally working my way through Maureen Stanton's Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America, and I must say, I'm enjoying it. So many books on the antiques biz are fun reads, but don't really say much about the business and how it operates. Stanton, however, through her dealer friend Curt Avery (not his real name), does, in fact, paint a pretty accurate picture of what a life in the antiques trade can be like.

Of course, our favorite part was the entirely unexpected mention our "Young Collector" column in Maine Antique Digest. Thanks, Maureen!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Article Links

If you just read our recent column,, then here, as promised, are the links to the full articles and stories we discussed:

The Meaning of Our Gadgets:
Conspicuous Conservation:
How Our Mobile Phones Became Frankenstein's Monster:

The flexible phones article has already been sucked into the void of cyberspace. For info on flexible phones, a simple Google search will suffice. Additionally, a bit about how mobile phones our changing our lives, including becoming our identity, check here: