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Whimz

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iconnumber posted 06-10-2022 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whimz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all! I'm based in the NW corner of the USA. I got hooked on antiques (after growing up a history nerd in general) thanks to my grandmother and great-grandmother's joint collection of silverware and silver tableware. I was researching their origins to sell them, which backfired drastically as I wound up unable to part after the research was done. Nowadays, I freelance as a historical research writer-which has given me the opportunity to learn even more and find some gaps along the way. I'm excited to be here to meet people & exchange information biggrin

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iconnumber posted 06-10-2022 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome, Whimz. Looking forward to your posts.

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Bolster

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iconnumber posted 06-13-2022 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bolster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm new too, but welcome just the same. Like you: history nerd (was my college major), hooked on antiques since the 1970s, have a collection from a grandmother. Like you, can't bear to part with any of it. --Bolster

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 06-14-2022 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Whimz! I was bitten by the antiques and researching them bug in a somewhat similar way - after she retired my mom took up being an antique dealer as a hobby and at that time I was a young teen. She bribed me into helping her by giving me small interesting curios in exchange for doing the bulk of the work in going to antique shows (carry/set up/sell/take down/pack/carry home) and then after learning how to restore things, doing that for her. It was a nice way to spend time with her, being helpful, and learning all at the same time. Then I went off to get some University degrees and got on with my career but I always have kept the antiques interest as a fun hobby.

When you say you live in the Northwest corner of the US, do you mean northwest Alaska or Washington State? I do not recall having noticed anyone from Alaska here on this sie.

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Whimz

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iconnumber posted 06-16-2022 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whimz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yay, it's nice to meet other people caught by heirlooms' stories!
That's a good Q: I'm in the NW corner of the continental US--WA state.
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