Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Coke vs White Vinegar – Which Is Better at Getting Rid of Rust?

Posted by Linda Snyder, Proprietor Frankly, I don’t know yet. A while ago I purchased two lots of old cast iron silhouettes. One lot was in good shape; the other was pretty rusty. Some on-line sources said the quickest and … Continue reading

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Loads of New Inventory from All Over New England! Here’s a Quick Look!

Posted by Linda Snyder, Proprietor Holy cow… the past few weeks have been wicked busy! Take a look at some of the inventory I’ve picked up from Vermont, Massachusetts and right here in Maine! This is just a sampling! (Believe … Continue reading

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Some Items I Picked Up At An Auction This Morning!

The two amber globes on the left are quite large table lamps with brass bases.  The floral item in the back is actually a full-sized trash can (I’d use it to store dog food or bird seed, rather than for … Continue reading

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SOLD! Loads of Colorful Beads in Compartmented Plastic Box

   Just found these in storage!  There are lots and lots of colorful, little tiny plastic beads, as well as other crafting type items!   Condition:  Excellent (not sure what else one could say!).   Dimensions:  Ummmm.  They’re little..   … Continue reading

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Our New Gallery: Beginning March 05, You Can Shop Our Inventory in Person! (By Appointment Only)

This is an update of a previous post… we’re excited because we already have customers asking when we’ll be opening the Heritage Collectibles Gallery!  Here are the specifics! Beginning Friday, March 5, the Heritage Collectibles Gallery will be open by … Continue reading

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When an Item Description Doesn’t Make Sense

Those who follow this website regularly know that I often will get an item ready to post, then realize I forgot to get the dimensions. It’s always a face plant moment, but I tend to post the item anyway with … Continue reading

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Special Orders – Are You Looking for Something Hard to Find?

The cobra above sold immediately after we posted it, with about a dozen people waiting in line, hoping everyone else would drop out. We monitor and/or attend dozens of estate sales and auctions every month, and speak frequently with local … Continue reading

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Wrought vs Rod vs Cast Iron – What’s the Difference?

Until doing a bit of research for this blog, I had always figured that when people said “rod” iron, they actually meant “wrought”. I didn’t know there was a difference. (Now, if I’d asked my late husband, he would have … Continue reading

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Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week or So – February 22-28, 2021

Because we sometimes travel throughout Maine and New Hampshire to pick up new inventory, we thought perhaps our customers would like to know if we plan to be near their area at any time, in order to deliver heavier or … Continue reading

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SOLD! Ready Made Renaissance Re-Enactment / Cosplay Costume!

How fun!  Get ready to hit the next Renaissance Fair! Or what the heck, don’t wait… do a little cosplay at home! The costume includes a tapestry vest with capped sleeves (40″ chest), a black tunic, black drawstring pants (32″ … Continue reading

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