As of today, I have officially turned not only into my father, but into an old man as well. Because…
This year’s Ugly Lamp Contest at the Indiana State Fair managed to pique my interest in this most interesting of categories.
What looks like an Eva Zeisel Town & Country Red Wing shaker, but is not? A Vernon Kilns San Marino similarly-shaped one.
Looking back, the pot really looked great on the mantel, and my crystal ball didn’t tell me that today, even in this economy, that same vessel would be worth probably $5,000.
From “Absentee Bid” to “Unreserved Sale,” here are 25 auction terms explained.
I enjoy judging several categories at the Indiana State Fair. It is always fun to see not only how the items in my categories are ultimately displayed, but the winners in other categories as well.
Due to the coronavirus cancellation last year of the Indiana State Fair, waiting two long years in order to judge this year was akin to a child counting down the days until Christmas. Judging a total of 30 categories this year—mostly china and pottery—I was truly excited for the return of the Ugly Lamp Contest.
“Masterful,” “earth-shaking,” and “stunning scholarship” were words that did NOT escape my lips.