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Hall of Fame: the enduring appeal of Fostoria American

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Hall of Fame: the enduring appeal of Fostoria American

In our work as move managers, we see some vintage items that are extra cool because they have a quality and charm that has stood the test of time. To honor those vintage standouts, we introduce our Hall of Fame.   The Fostoria Glass Company was founded in West Virginia in the late 1800s. Producers of elegant glass, they made both pressed and blown glassware until the company shuttered it's doors in 1983.  Although the company produced lots of patterns, many of which are still collected because of the fine quality, the star of the Fostoria show is the American pattern. It holds...

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4 kinds of vintage cookbooks to savor

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4 kinds of vintage cookbooks to savor

When we choose books to bring to the bricks and mortar shop or to list online, we're pretty choosy. Our goal is to curate a collection of books that have vintage or antique charm; things like works by regional authors, non-fiction works of special interest, books with beautiful illustrations, paperbacks with an epic covers, vintage textbooks and school books and, of course cookbooks. Lots of cookbooks. Cookbooks capture history; food trends come and go like hemlines rise and fall. Cookbooks show us different regions of the country and the world. Cookbooks provide timeless basics. Cookbooks provide new ways to think about old favorites. Reading a...

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Vintage Sleuthing: Ribbon paper dolls

Vintage Sleuthing: Ribbon paper dolls

In the course of our vintage-lovin' lives, we've seen quite a few of these framed ribbon beauties. As luck would have it, a pair of ladies in frames with removable backs came into the shop, meaning we could get up close and personal with how they were made. Which, in turn, meant it was time for another edition of Vintage Sleuthing. The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed. Really, why would they need to be. OBJECT: Cardstock ladies with hand stitched ribbon dresses and, gulp real hair and mohair. CLUES: After reviewing the usually...

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Announcing our NextStage Vintage online store

Announcing our NextStage Vintage online store

Welcome to our virtual store, a brand new way to shop NextStage Vintage. We are out working with our NextStage transition clients most of the week, it's our main mission. So our vintage shop is only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-5. But what do you do if you have a vintage candlestick emergency at 8 pm? Where can you turn? We're here for you. Whenever you have that vintage emergency, our collection is ready for you to browse. If you're close by, you're welcome to purchase a treasure through our online site and pick it up in store. If...

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Vintage sleuthing: Boston coffee advertising from 1920s

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Vintage sleuthing: Boston coffee advertising from 1920s

One of the most fun and frustrating tasks in being a vintage seller is finding something interesting and aesthetically fabulous and trying to find out what exactly it is. The internet has made this task so much easier, but information doesn't always materialize as easily as one would hope. Hence the sleuthing.The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed. Really, why would they need to be. OBJECT: five plates with "Drink Scott's Fresh Roasted Coffees Boston" stamped in gold CLUES: Scott's Coffee, pottery backstamp from Stanley Pottery Co. FACTS: Wm Scott's Sons &...

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