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Antiques Freaks

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Two freaks explore antiques every week. Updates Wednesday.

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129 Hen on Nest (Chicken Dishes)

July 8th, 2020

26:54

By popular demand! Everyone's talking about the infinite varieties of poultry-themed glassware!

128 Glass Insulators

July 1st, 2020

23:54

We need something to protect our precious electricity from the wood vampires. Enter: the glass insulator! And come with us on a collectible treasure …

127 Tin Toys

June 24th, 2020

24:24

By listener demand, it's Toy Story: Tin Edition!

126 Snuff Bottles

June 17th, 2020

19:20

Not boxes - bottles! Join the Antiques Freaks as we learn about collectible and antique Chinese snuff bottles. Back in my day, we had to paint our …

125 Vintage Jewelry with Sara Duchovnay of Songbird Sara Jewelry!

June 10th, 2020

55:33

Recorded in May, professional opera singer and jewelry expert Sara Duchovnay chats with the Antiques Freaks about saving treasures from scrap heaps, …

Black Lives Matter

June 3rd, 2020

0:04

In solidarity with the protests, we will not publish an episode this week.

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124 Antiques Fraud! Cottingley Fairy Photos

May 27th, 2020

49:01

Sherlock Holmes would have cracked this case. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did not. Make way for The Coming of the Fairies! (Houdini not included.)

123 Humidors

May 20th, 2020

22:32

Are your cigars too moist? Or not moist enough? Fret not! A vintage humidor will probably make the problem worse in either or both directions!

122 Wedding Cake Toppers

May 13th, 2020

30:19

Need your wedding cake taller than Shaq? Go full Miss Havisham and try a vintage wedding cake topper today! (Apologies to the Kennedy estate.)

121 Larceny and Old Lace by Tamar Myers

May 6th, 2020

29:08

It's time for another antiques-themed cozy mystery! The first in the Den of Antiquity series, this novel has it all. The murder weapon? An antique. The motive? Another antique. The victim? Antiques dealer. The sleuth? …

120 Barbie!

April 29th, 2020

36:26

It's vintage doll time! Dive in to the history of Barbie, Mattel's greatest creation, from her glories to her horrors. What mysterious chemical …

119 Neon 2! with special guest DJ!

April 22nd, 2020

47:35

Neon returns! We chat with DJ, a neon bender and restorer, to learn about how to tell new neon from old, what the coolest pieces are, and why it's …

118 Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan

April 15th, 2020

41:53

It's time for another antiques cozy mystery! The good: this one actually has antiques! The less-good: pretty much everything else!

117 Lettuceware

April 8th, 2020

24:54

Lettuce tell you about Lettuceware! Spoiler alert: it's cabbage kitsch.

116 Victorian Flower Language: Gay Edition!

April 1st, 2020

33:55

Now is the time for gay Victorians! Violets, calamus, green carnations, and hyacinth. Don't let heteronormative flower dictionaries limit your …

115 Tagged for Death

March 25th, 2020

56:41

This week we dive into "Tagged for Death" by Sherry Harris, an antiques-themed cozy mystery that was neither antiques-themed nor cozy! Reader beware the perils of false marketing.

114 Victorian Flower Language

March 18th, 2020

27:47

Sickening whimsy returns with the Language of Flowers! What does the bouquet you just received REALLY mean? If an acquaintance just handed you some rhododendron, watch out! And listen up while you're at it, because the …

113 Milk Bottles

March 11th, 2020

29:12

Milk bottles. They're like bottles, but for milk. Got it? (Paid for by Big Dairy.)

112 Horse & Man, Ch. 3: The Leg (1869)

March 4th, 2020

22:54

Charles Spencer March Phillips returns with his own wacky Victorian spin on the equestrian arts! The English are suspicious of dressage because it is French. Can our boy Charles change their minds? Maybe!

111 Lady Head Vase

February 26th, 2020

25:41

Once upon a time in the mid-twentieth century everyone decided it was a great idea to put flowers in ceramic sculptures of women's heads. And it only …

110 Identifying Antique Photographic Processes

February 19th, 2020

31:51

You have an old photo! But is it a Dageurrotype, Calotype, albumen print, Ambrotype, tintype, Carte de Visite, or cabinet card? Should you bite it? …

109 Horse & Man, Chapter Two: The Hand (1869)

February 12th, 2020

19:08

Charles Spencer March Phillipps returns to give us a second dose of Victorian horseback riding technique! Astound your fellow equestrians with your newfound ability to baffle your steed! Whether it's a leap of faith or …

108 Victorian Insect Jewelry

February 5th, 2020

23:25

Cover your bodice in glittering carapaces and light up the night with live fireflies! The Victorians are back with more sickening whimsy than ever before. (Warning for discussions of historical animal cruelty.)

107 Pocket Nutmeg Graters

January 29th, 2020

25:52

Spice up your night life! Be the fanciest lad in the tavern! Win over your handsome friends! Drown out the sound of men explaining the plot of Dune with the gentle rasp of nutmeg-upon-silver! The possibilities are …

106 Yelloware

January 22nd, 2020

24:05

Yelloware? Yellow here! One of our favorite ceramic varietals gets an episode all its own!

105 Horse and Man (1869) by Charles Spencer March Phillipps

January 15th, 2020

41:22

According to the Victorians, there's nothing you can't learn from a good book - including how to ride a horse! Tenacious thighs and supple loins combine for a firm "gripe" on the saddle. You WILL wear leather pants. You …

104 Spongeware v. Spatterware

January 8th, 2020

18:27

What's the difference between spongeware and spatterware? SO MUCH!

103 Coin Love Tokens

January 1st, 2020

32:07

"When this you see, remember me." Engraved coins, or coin love tokens, are a folk art tradition dating back to the 16th century--but things really …

102 Snow Babies

December 25th, 2019

25:48

Bisque porcelain figurines of children playing in the snow commemorate Peary and Cook's race to the North Pole. It begins with the zuckerpuppen. It …

101 Funko Pop!

December 18th, 2019

48:52

It's Beanie Babies 2.0! Tune in for your regularly scheduled reminder that collectibles are not investments. Not even if it's an adorable dead-eyed …

100 Poesy Rings

December 11th, 2019

24:44

The perfect expression of affection for your special someone! Whether it be your spouse, your servant, or your sea-captain, a poesy ring is just the thing to declare your eternal devotion. Show the world just how much …

099 Weird Customer Tales

December 4th, 2019

54:54

The holiday shopping hellscape is upon us! In honor of the season, please enjoy our weirdest customer encounters in 15+ years of selling antiques. …

098 Antiques Fraud! Victorian Corpse Photography

November 27th, 2019

35:44

According to Buzzfeed, everyone photographed in the 19th century was secretly dead the whole time. The truth is somewhat murkier. From Dr. Minovici's …

097 Swizzle Sticks

November 20th, 2019

28:30

Jazz up your mixed drinks with swizzle sticks! They come in every shape, size, and color from skulls and spines to swords and Spear-It! All the joy …

096 The Forbidden Smelvin

November 13th, 2019

37:26

Once upon a time, the Smelvin tractor company drew up plans for a magnificent tractor - and then, for reasons unknown, failed to manufacture it. …

095 Vintage Fashion with Holli from Suffragette City Vintage!

November 6th, 2019

1:33:14

Why are vintage clothes so small? How do we defeat the moth menace? And what even is rayon? Never fret! Holli is here to answer all our questions …

094 Beistle Halloween Decorations

October 30th, 2019

43:37

Prepare yourself for the Halloween elf! Spice up your Halloween party with the riddle of the Brazil nut! It's vintage paper goods all the way down!

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR CROSSOVER EPISODE WITH TERRIBLE BOOK …

093 Haunted Dolls

October 23rd, 2019

54:57

Chucky, Annabelle, and Robert the Doll have nothing on the extremely haunted clown we just sold on eBay.

092 Antiques Fraud! Vampire-Hunting Kits

October 16th, 2019

54:32

Be the Blade you want to see in the world! According to legend, Victorians crazed with vampire fever assembled holy water, stakes, mirrors, and …

091 Bottoming Out

October 9th, 2019

49:41

Millennials are killing the antiques industry! Nobody appreciates "brown" furniture! Prices slashed up to 80% off! Even mid-century modern won't sell now! The New York Times is in a panic and it's up to the Antiques …

090 Bitters Bottles

October 2nd, 2019

40:39

Just a spoonful of bitters makes the alcohol technically medicine! Join us in learning about this highly sought-after sub-genre of the vintage and …

089 Frozen Charlotte

September 25th, 2019

51:10

In 19th century Germany, porcelain baby dolls are made. In 19th century America, a dubious newspaper article is written. When these creative efforts …

088 The Goldfinch (2019)

September 18th, 2019

54:18

25% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! Slavic androgynous Bette Davis! But most important of all, how are the antiques? Dee loved it, Ken hated it, it's time …

087 Danger! Corsets

September 11th, 2019

51:51

Cons: permanent warping of ribcage and spine, increased risk of pneumonia, aggravated gastro-intestinal issues, weakening of abdominal muscles, rheumatoid arthritis in rib cartilage, death. Pros: looks good on everyone …

086 Decorative Electricity: The Final Chapter

September 4th, 2019

48:56

1891. We return, once again, to Mrs. J. E. H. Gordon's fantastical book, Decorative Electricity (with a Chapter on Fire Risks), for the as-of-yet unheard epilogue. Paddington Station gets electrified. Dynamos are real …

085 Hepplewhite

August 28th, 2019

35:12

It's our very first antiques cryptid! George Hepplewhite, the mothman of cabinet-makers. Alice Hepplewhite, the sandhill crane of cabinet-makers. And Sheraton, the extremely bitter conspiracy theorist with Chapstick in …

084 The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

August 21st, 2019

1:20:08

Explosions! Drugs! Art theft! But most importantly, antiques! It's all there in this 2014 Pulitzer prize winning novel shortly to become a major …

083 Sad Irons

August 14th, 2019

41:30

Turn that frown upside-down and learn how these irons got so danged sad. It probably has something to do with the highly flammable fuel tank. Or the extremely impractical swan-on-swan design. Or maybe it's just because …

082 Christie's Official History

August 7th, 2019

53:53

It's the one that's not Sotheby's. Behold the fifty-five slide Powerpoint presentation of the Official History of Christie's Auction House as …

081 Cast Iron Banks

July 31st, 2019

43:23

You wanna know where the real money is? BANKS! From Tammany Hall to Bill Cypher and everywhere in between, we cover 19th and 20th century cast iron banks. (Thanks to listener Stephen for suggesting this episode topic! …

080 Victorian Solarpunk: FERNS!

July 24th, 2019

26:55

Behold the glorious solarpunk futurepast! Urban gardening flourishes in 19th century England. We've got rhododendrons, roses, and toxic smog. Time to …

079 Souvenir Spoons

July 17th, 2019

37:55

What do the Salem witchcraft trials, Route 66, and the economic crises of the 1890s have in common? Spoons. Let's get some. Now with bonus yelling about Ripper Street!

078 The Green Man

July 10th, 2019

48:51

A listener suggestion sends us down a rabbit hole of arcane rites and mysterious symbols. What brings together the Arts and Crafts movement, Gothic …

077 Griswold Cast Iron

July 3rd, 2019

33:15

You deserve the best, most buttery-soft cast iron available. You will find it in the Griswold family of products. It's more than just self-defense …

076 Antiques Fraud! Tear Catchers

June 26th, 2019

22:39

Once upon a time, ancient Romans began the tradition of catching their tears in tiny glass bottles, a tradition which the Victorians carried on throughout the nineteenth century. OR DID THEY? Learn the lies behind the …

075 Cast Iron Pans

June 19th, 2019

37:15

Put the spider on the cross. Cleanse your sins with fire and lye. The time has come to join the Cast Iron Cult.

074 Staffordshire Murder Pottery

June 12th, 2019

38:55

What do the Red Barn Murder, the Murders at Stanfield Hall, the Bermondsey Horror, and the Prince of Poisoners have in common? They're all immortalized in Staffordshire pottery! Because the only thing the Victorians …

073 Neon Signs

June 5th, 2019

26:31

A bubble that will never burst! Enter the realm of the tube-benders, and join the noble gases on their quest to light up the night!

072 Lesbian Pulp Fiction

May 29th, 2019

45:27

I Am A Woman (In Love With a Woman - Must Society Reject Me?) and other fantastical tales from the Isle of Lesbos! The true story behind Beebo Brinker! Which man had his fictional protagonist read his nonfiction tome? …

071 Antiques Fraud! The Keno Twins

May 22nd, 2019

29:33

Antiques Roadshow stars behaving badly! Twins bidding against each other! Auction fever blazing! What harm can one or three Coors Lights do? Join us on this wild ride.

070 Antiques Fraud! Jefferson Wine

May 15th, 2019

50:52

What if one of the founding fathers of America had bought wine in Paris? And what if a bottle of that wine happened to show up at a Christie's auction? And what if no one questioned its veracity until it was too late? …

069 The New Home Sewing Machine Co. and the Grout Automobile

May 8th, 2019

45:52

How does one tiny New England town go from chair-making to sewing machines to steam-powered cars in just one century? Come along with us on a wild journey through the history of the New Home Sewing Machine Co.!

068 Cast Iron Door Stop

May 1st, 2019

26:48

Do you wish your door would move less? We may just have a solution. CAST IRON DOOR STOPS! Special shout out to #brickclub.

067 Dead Birds on Hats

April 24th, 2019

45:37

It begins with John James "Bonkers for Birds" Audubon and ends with the Migratory Birds Treaty Act. With some pit stops along the way for Teddy …

066 Tiffany

April 17th, 2019

35:20

It's time to learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Gilded Age glassware mogul who contributed almost no creativity to the company that bears his …

065 Dime Novels

April 10th, 2019

20:32

Delve into the daring adventures of Deadwood Dick - amongst others! Yes, it's time to read up on America's answer to the penny dreadful.

064 Model Trains

April 3rd, 2019

30:38

From the earliest piddler to the lion known as Lionel, come learn about model trains! With a slight detour into Gillette Castle.

063 Valuing Vintage and Antique Sewing Machines

March 27th, 2019

30:38

What's that old Singer treadle cabinet in the attic worth? Absolutely nothing? Probably! But let us explore further and see if we might find some …

062 Appraisals

March 20th, 2019

39:17

What is this antique, and how much is it worth? We're no Antiques Roadshow, but we'll give it a shot, and show you how to do it, too!

061 Regretsy

March 13th, 2019

40:39

From the mysterious origins of Helen Killer to the swift and sudden demise at the peak of popularity, we chronicle the one blog who dared to take on …

060 Diamonds

March 6th, 2019

55:26

Diamonds are a girl's best friend? Nope. Diamonds are forever? Not even close. Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust? Sure! Join us on a nightmare spiral of lies as we discover how diamonds tie into the antiques …

059 Buttonhooks

February 27th, 2019

25:14

In a dark age before the dawn of zippers, we had buttons. So many buttons. Too many buttons. Solution? BUTTONHOOKS! Warning for terrible things …

058 Razors

February 20th, 2019

20:35

It's a hatchet for your face! This week we discuss razors, from their ancient origins to their stage musical and silver screen fame, all the way up to their hipster resurgence. With a pit stop in King Camp Gillette's …

057 Decorative Electricity with a Chapter on Fire Risks (1891)

February 13th, 2019

54:40

Meet the electric Victorian version of Martha Stewart! Mrs. J. E. H. Gordon, aka Alice, is here to tell us all how to best decorate our London townhouses. With electricity! You won't believe what she does to her …

056 Cloisonne

February 6th, 2019

20:19

It's not just a rockin' good They Might Be Giants tune. It's also an incredibly difficult and intricate decoration technique that may have …

055 Steampunk

January 30th, 2019

1:02:22

Get your goggles, cogs, and corsets ready! It's time to delve into the wild wild world of steampunk. Pour one out for all the antique clocks destroyed along the way.

054 Pin-Up Girls

January 23rd, 2019

42:34

From Gibson to Vargas, the Antiques Freaks discuss the history behind saucy illustrations of ladies.

053 Antiques Fraud! Keane Big-Eye Paintings

January 16th, 2019

26:22

It's kitsch gone wrong! Will the true artist behind these weepy-eyed waifs please stand up?

...Because we have to congratulate them on getting an …

052 Antiques Fraud! Dr. Beringer's Lying Stones

January 9th, 2019

26:08

Fraudulent fossils abound in 18th century Germany! Tune in to hear a tale of academic pranking gone horribly awry.

051 Postcards, Deltiology, and the Berner's Street Hoax

January 2nd, 2019

44:21

Postcards! It all started with legendary Regency prankster Thomas Hook and only got weirder from there.

050 Lights, Ornaments, and the Legend of the Christmas Spider

December 26th, 2018

45:16

Happy Boxing Day! In the second half of our holiday special, we cover lights from candles to bubbles to NOMA and beyond; tinsel, pavuchky, and the …

049 Shiny Brite Ornaments and Kugel Balls

December 19th, 2018

28:34

It's the first half of our two-part Christmas special, featuring Shiny Brite vintage ornaments and Kugel balls! Other talking points include Charles …

048 The Pope Chest

December 12th, 2018

33:06

What do the Salem Witch Trials and Benjamin Franklin have in common? A cool $2.4 million at Christie's. With special guest appearance by the Witch …

047 Pearls

December 5th, 2018

48:32

Antiques Freaks drops some pearls of wisdom just for you. About pearls! You have to bite them. (Don't bite them.)

046 Danger! Lead Poisoning

November 28th, 2018

48:11

Yet another occupational hazard of the antiques industry dating back to the age of antiquity! Join us as we explore which antiques contain lead and …

045 Bubby Pots and Invalid Feeders

November 21st, 2018

24:28

It's not a gravy boat. It's a downward spiral into Victorian sanitation failure and ill-advised website names. (Apologies for sound quality - our …

044 Kewpie Dolls

November 14th, 2018

38:31

Everyone's favorite horrible little shifty-eyed gremlins! But did you know their secret history? Spoiler alert: it involves parachutes, burglary, and …

043 Hummels

November 7th, 2018

28:30

Before we had Beanie Babies, we had Hummels. These cutesy collectible porcelain children pissed off Hitler something fierce. #hummelbrag

042 Danger! Poison Bottles

October 31st, 2018

23:15

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! To celebrate, we've brought out one of Dee's favorite collections: poison bottles. Please do not use them to serve spooky cocktails …

041 Oddities

October 24th, 2018

44:20

What do you get when science and history collide? ODDITIES! We close out Goth Month with special guest Olivia, here to tell us all about what …

040 Antiques Outtakes Medley

October 17th, 2018

24:33

Dee's out-of-studio this week, so we put together an assortment of the best deleted scenes from our Patreon! Covering everything from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell to Drug Abuse Resistance Education to Singin' in …

039 Bloodletting

October 10th, 2018

42:23

In today's episode we give you blood, blood gallons of the stuff, and share a little on why you would take the blood out, and with what! Warning for …

038 Haunted Antiques

October 3rd, 2018

1:21:45

What do you get when you turn a 19th century textile mill into an antiques shop? GHOSTS! We kick off the month of Halloween with haunted …

037 Goofus Glass

September 26th, 2018

23:26

Not gallant glass, but GOOFUS GLASS! Long thought to be a prank, now we know it's the Next Big Thing in collectible glassware. Also, notoriously ugly.

036 First Editions

September 19th, 2018

37:42

BOOKS! How can you recognize a first edition in the wild? How many first editions are hiding in your house RIGHT NOW? And which rare first edition has the most inappropriate price tag? All this and more as we dive into …

035 Cameos

September 12th, 2018

29:38

Cameos! The ultimate souvenir for the distinguished Victorian tourist. See also: sardonyx, the sarcastic cousin of onyx. And just how much is Lance …

034 My Little Pony

September 5th, 2018

49:05

Antiques Freaks chat about some fine equines as we delve into the magical retro world of My Little Pony! What is "pony cancer" and how can you prevent it from destroying your mint-condition Minty? How is a plastic pony …

033 Hair Receivers

August 29th, 2018

26:31

What are you doing with all that hair collected in your hairbrush? Just throwing it away? WASTEFUL! The Antiques Freaks tell you how to put that hair …

032 Stamps

August 22nd, 2018

47:12

Once upon a time, in a world before electronic-mail, we had stamps. From the penny black to the pony express, Antiques Freaks will tell you which stamps are hot, which stamps are not, and which stamps might be secret …

031 Sun-Purpled Glass

August 15th, 2018

25:10

Start sunning purple with the Antiques Freaks as we tell a tale of beauty and deception. Sun-purpled glass, an innocent aesthetic alteration, or a plague of fraud and lies? You decide!

030 Pyrex

August 8th, 2018

24:17

From batteries to casseroles, Pyrex has got your back. In this listener-suggested episode, we learn about literally the only antique you can put in …

029 What Not To Do! Furniture

August 1st, 2018

36:31

How is an antique bookshelf like a rabid raccoon? What's a doily good for, anyway? When will science give us an endangered sites list, but like, for antiques? The Antiques Freaks tell you What Not To Do to your antique …

028 Danger! The Snellen Reform Eye

July 25th, 2018

29:27

It was the best of eyes, it was the worst of eyes. The creator of the best-selling poster in America brings you the Snellen reform eye, the greatest prosthetic eye of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There's just …

027 Crimson Peak (2015)

July 18th, 2018

1:13:57

Guillermo del Toro's Gothic romance masterpiece gives the Antiques Freaks an excuse to talk about chatelaines, hair jewelry, spirit photography, and …

026 Antiques Fraud! Furniture

July 11th, 2018

1:05:27

Chairs? Lies. Desks? Also lies. Antiques Freaks learn which fraud fooled the furniture experts at Versailles and how you can avoid making the same …

025 Steiff

July 4th, 2018

24:22

It's time for the teddy bear parade, starring Steiff! With special guest appearance by the darkest teddy of all time.

024 Pineapples

June 27th, 2018

19:37

We answer a listener question this week and discover just why there are so many gosh-darned pineapples all over antique furniture. Ken writes some pineapple fanfiction.

023 Majolica

June 20th, 2018

31:04

It's our first listener-suggested episode topic: Majolica! The Victorians went wild for it. Queen Mary destroyed it. Many strong feelings this week. …

022 Chippendale

June 13th, 2018

33:44

It's the Magic Mike of furniture, Chippendale!

021 Danger! Paris Green

June 6th, 2018

47:16

Fashion... to DIE for! Antiques Freaks explain the deadly Victorian pigment Paris green. (Warning: if you're sensitive to bad things happening to kids, you may want to listen with one finger on the skip button.)

020 Josiah Wedgwood

May 30th, 2018

39:57

One potter to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them. We delve deep (perhaps... too deep...) into the life and times of Josiah Wedgwood and his …

019 Definitions II: Ceramics Edition

May 23rd, 2018

33:25

How do you pronounce "sevres"? We don't know. But we do know why all dolls are haunted. Join us on a journey of ceramics discovery.

018 Transferware

May 16th, 2018

35:34

Transfer where? Transfer here! With transferware. Learn how to live up to your blue-and-white china. (Apologies to Oscar Wilde.)

017 Wheat Pennies

May 9th, 2018

38:13

Check your pockets! There might be antiques in there! Tune in to learn the scandalous history of the fabled wheat penny.

016 Calling Cards (and Calling Card Cases)

May 2nd, 2018

42:17

Are you a big nerd for Victorian nonsense? Tune in to learn all about the bizzare social ritual of calling cards, from A Member of the Aristocracy.

015 Danger! Mercury

April 25th, 2018

44:26

Antiques Freaks are not doctors, but even we know mercury isn't good for you. Learn which antiques will definitely for sure kill you with mercury poisoning in this week's episode!

014 - Roseville Pottery

April 18th, 2018

27:02

Our hearts are in Ohio this week as we tackle Roseville pottery! It's very valuable and prestigious. Ken has literally never heard of it before. …

013 Depression Glass

April 11th, 2018

17:13

Don't get sad, get happy! Learn all about the brightly colored glassware that cheered up miserable folks of yesteryear.

012 Sterling Silver

April 4th, 2018

37:57

What do fish forks, grape shears, and tracheotomy tubes have in common? STERLING SILVER! Dee goes off on scrappers. Ken has no idea what electroplating is. Join us, won't you? Thank you.

011 Bakelite (with Celluloid!)

March 28th, 2018

27:33

Dive into early plastics and learn the difference between Bakelite (not flammable) and Celluloid (more flammable than paper).

010 Flea Market Flip

March 21st, 2018

42:41

The antiques are streaming this week as Dee and Ken binge and review HGTV's Flea Market Flip! Please stop spraypainting over solid mahogany.

009 Thrift Shops

March 14th, 2018

26:16

Move over, Macklemore. The Antiques Freaks are here to tell you how to sniff out hidden treasures at your local thrift shop!

008 Beanie Babies

March 7th, 2018

1:24:38

Gather round for an extra-long episode explaining the scourge of the collectibles industry: Beanie Babies. They're completely worthless. Enjoy!

007 Antiques Fraud! Glassware

February 28th, 2018

24:23

Antiques is a liar sometimes. Dee explains how to spot the fakes in glassware, porcelain, and mirrors. Ken knows too much about vampires. The wine fraud documentary is Sour Grapes (2016).

006 Auctions

February 21st, 2018

32:14

Dee tells us all about how to conduct ourselves at an antiques action. Protip: no cussin'.

(Since recording this episode, we have been informed that …

005 Jet

February 14th, 2018

17:55

Dee explains the mineral jet and its history in antique jewelry. Ken explains its role in one of the many, many subplots of the novel Les Miserables. …

004 Jadeite

February 7th, 2018

24:01

Not just a two-bit Sailor Moon villain! Remake yourself in Martha Stewart's image with the soothing soft greens of jadeite glassware. #thanksmartha

003 Haggling

January 31st, 2018

34:52

Ken hates haggling because he fears and mistrusts that which he does not understand. Fortunately Dee is here to explain it all!

002 Carnival Glass

January 24th, 2018

24:46

The shiny garbage of yesterday is now highly collectible! Dee explains carnival glass and Ken tells of corn.

001 Definitions

January 20th, 2018

46:51

What am antiques? Not to worry. Dee and Ken define antiques, vintage, retro, Victorian, and a bunch of other words abused by Pinterest.

(Ken is confused about the interim period between the Regency era and the Victorian …

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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens