Send me an E-mail
(Please, no questions
 about value.)

Instructions for sending photographs of your pieces with your question.

Who was the person credited with the concept of a world's fair?

Queen Victoria
Robert Moses
Prince Albert
                     To see the answer

World's Fair
by E.L. Doctorow

This novel tells the story of Edgar Altshuler, a 9-year-old boy from the Bronx, and his adventures at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. On his first visit to the fair, Edgar is enthralled by industry's vision of the futuresafe, secure and prosperous cities, speedy and cheap transportation and modern invention to make life easier. On his second visit, he sees that the exhibits are constructed of gypsum whose paint is peeling and that the displays are really toys.
More Books


1964 NY World's Fair

Travel back in time to the 1964 New York World's Fair and take a tour of the fairgrounds. Though not sanctioned by the World's Fair Committee, it was still a spectacular exposition.
And look for other videos in selected articles.

Have Bob speak
 on antiques to your group or organization.

More Information

Can't find what
 you're looking for?

Go to our Sitemap

Find out what's coming in the
2020 Fall Edition

of the

"A Look at Retro"


Share pages of this ezine with your friends using the buttons provided with each article.

Download our
Decorative Periods and Styles Chart

Read our newest glossary:

Antique Furniture Terminology
 from A to Z

courtesy of AntiquesWorldUK

Videos have
come to

The Antiques

Expand your antiques experience.

Look for videos
in various

Just click on the
arrow to play.

Featured Antique

1939 NY World's Fair Snowglobe

Here you'll find past articles on the process of collecting
for  antiques, collectibles, and art.

A Collector's Passion 

A Snapshot in Time—Collecting Old Magazines

Acquiring Quality Antique Clocks 

All Aboard for Railroad Pocket Watches

Antiquing Across the Pond

Appraising Value

Bring Home the Memories

Cataloging Your Collection


Collecting Antique Furniture for Beginners

Collecting--A Passion or an Obsession

Collecting Islamic Prayer Rugs

Collecting Mysterious Satsuma-style Ware

Collecting Nautical Antiques

Collecting the American Dream 

Collecting Western Memorabilia

Everything But Cars

Eyeballing Antique Furniture 

From World's Fairs to Mail Boxes New!

For Every Food There is a Dish

Marvelous Superheroes

Mint-in-BoxThe Art of Collecting Toys

Riding the Rails to Collectibility

Shaken, Not Stirred 

So You Want to Hold a Yard Sale 

Sorting Out Stained Glass Lamps 

Speaking the Language of 18th-Century Furniture 

The Best Collector is an Educated One

Tips on Beginning a Collection

What's Cookin'?



< Back to Home Page                                                        First Article >

Antiques Q&A

Antiques and More on

The Antiques Almanac on Facebook

No antiques or collectibles
are sold on this site.

How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

Book: How to Recognizing and Refinishing Antiques for Pleasure and Profit
Have you ever bought an antique or collectible that was less than perfect and needed some TLC? Bob's new book offers tips and step-by- step instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.

Read an Excerpt

Auction News
Get up to the minute news of antiques auctions around the country and the world.

Also see
The Auction Directory

Antiques News
Read breaking news stories from the world of antiques and collectibles.

Art Exhibitions
Search for art exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world.

Home | About This Site | Antiques | Collectibles | Antique Tips | Book Shop | Antique Trivia | Antique Spotlight | Antiques News  Special Features | Caring for Your Collections | Collecting | Readers Ask | Antiques Glossaries | Resources | Contact
Copyright ©2007-2019 by Bob Brooke Communications
Site design and development by BBC Web Services