Dr. Laurie: Items turn into “antiques”, often gaining value when they turn 100 [antiques column] | Antiques

One of the most common questions I ask is, “What is an antique?”

The word antique has a simple definition. Many people confuse this word and its definition with other related words such as “vintage”, “classic”, “antiquity” or “ancient”. But for an object to be called antique, it must reach 100 years of age.

Yes, in 2022, many items are becoming antiques. For collectors and dealers, objects that have achieved such an enviable status are worth more than last year.

In 1922 there were many major achievements in science, culture and art. What was collected 100 years ago is now in trend.

For collectors the Eskimo Pie ice cream bar debuted in the US with a patent for Christian K. Nelson. Eskimo cake packaging and related promotional gifts are of interest to collectors of delicious ice cream and have high prices in 2022.

On the day of the 40th anniversary of James Joyce, February 2, 1922, the novel “Ulysses” was published in Paris (France). For bibliophiles and other book collectors, the first editions of the book will bring in big bucks at auctions and online. A special copy of the first edition of “Ulysses” number 478/750 on handmade paper by artists Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keefe, sold at Sotheby’s auction for $ 62,500.

Another publication impressed readers around the world in a different way when Davit and Lila Wallace published the first issue of Reader’s Digest. Today, the magazine and other publications under the auspices of Reader’s Digest introduce everyone to major events, wonderful books and events around the world. Another magazine debuted in 1922, when author and poet TS Eliot founded The Criterion, which contained Eliot’s first publication, Desert Land.

On February 8, 1922, President Warren G. Harding introduced the first radio in the White House. Radios are a major area of ​​collecting and remain of interest to many collectors. Radios and their parts are regularly traded online. Harding made his first radio speech on June 14, 1922 (Flag Day), but it was the candidate, and later President Calvin Coolidge, who used radio to secure his application to the White House in 1924.

On May 5, 1922, construction of the Yankee Stadium began in the Bronx, New York. Today, people can purchase items from the original Yankee Stadium, including grandstand seats, bases, wood and even dirt from the field. Milestones such as 100 years of age make such items desirable.

The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, in May 1922. Collectibles, which turned 100 years old, can be called “antiques” and often increase the cost. This photo from 1922 comes from the archives of the Library of Congress.

The Lincoln Memorial is a major American landmark erected in 1922 in Washington, DC, and consecrated on May 30, 1922. Related objects, souvenirs of the capital of our country and collectibles Lincoln demonstrate rising prices among history buffs and collectors.

July 11, 1922 opened the Hollywood Bowl, which became the main open-air music venue in California. In the same year, the famous Rose Bowl sports stadium opened in Pasadena. Collectibles from both the Hollywood Bowl and the Rose Bowl, including brochures and game programs, will rise in price this year.

Probably the most famous event of 1922 was the unveiling of King Tut’s tomb. On November 4, in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, a group of English archaeologists led by Howard Carter found the entrance to the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. On November 26, 1922, after more than 3,000 years of preservation of the tomb, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to look inside KV62, the burial place of King Tut.

This historical event caused the revival of fashion, art and culture of all ancient Egypt. Objects of Egypt have appeared in architectural buildings such as theaters, hotels and public buildings. Jewelry design brooches, necklaces and earrings, as well as art paintings and sculptures have acquired an Egyptian look – and the list goes on. The culture turned its attention to Egyptian culture, and the early 1920s saw great interest in everything around King Tutus and the lives of the ancient Egyptians.

On December 20, 1922, Jean Cato’s play “Antigone” based on the Greek myth with the scenery of the master of cubism Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) appeared on the Paris stage. The music for the play was written by Arthur Haneger, and the costumes by Gabriel Bonner “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971).

Picasso prints, paintings and ceramics, as well as clothing design, Chanel jewelry and accessories, remain important collectibles to this day.

With a doctor of philosophy. from the University of Penn, Lori Werderame is an antiques appraiser, author and award-winning television personality who participated in the history curse show History Channel “The Curse of Oak Island”. It provides information on the estimated cost of and or by phone 888-431-1010.

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