Antiques Freaks
140 The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

140 The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

September 23, 2020

A fashionable wardrobe for the discerning gentleman need not be expensive! Please enjoy this whimsical Victorian self-help book, with tips such as: always pay cash, consider occasionally dampening your trousers with a wet sponge, and brush the street filth off your clothes before it rains!

139 Carnacki the Ghost Finder and the Whistling Room

139 Carnacki the Ghost Finder and the Whistling Room

September 16, 2020

Our friends Paris and Chris from the Terrible Book Club podcast join us once again for another read-along of everyone's favorite Edwardian supernatural Sherlock Holmes rip-off, Carnacki the Ghost Finder! In the adventure of the Whistling Room, Carnacki visits a haunted castle in Ireland and finds it's full of clowns. Our extremely scientific bingo card proves this is the most Carnacki story we've read yet!

138 Walkingware

138 Walkingware

September 9, 2020

This ware was made for walking, and that's just what it'll do! Rejoice in the adorable kitsch of dishes, cups, plates, bowls, and all sorts of ceramics with cute little feet.

137 Fiestaware

137 Fiestaware

September 2, 2020

Brightly colored art deco ceramics come in all sorts of delightful collectible hues. Homer Laughlin produced a whole rainbow of cups, plates, bowls, and sundries to mix and match and have a ball!

136 Etsy

136 Etsy

August 26, 2020

Join the Antiques Freaks for a casual chat about our favorite online selling platform for antiques and vintage goods - Etsy!

135 Varney the Vampire, or, The Feast of Blood

135 Varney the Vampire, or, The Feast of Blood

August 19, 2020

Hail, wind, and rain! The Antiques Freaks explore the first chapter of the Victorian penny dreadful that paved the way for Dracula.

134 Smalls

134 Smalls

August 12, 2020

What are smalls? We just don't know. But they do form the backbone of the antiques industry! (You can have two fast nickels or one slow dime.)

133 Pixieware

133 Pixieware

August 5, 2020

From Amherst, Massachusetts comes kitschy condiment containers! Learn about Holt Howard's Pixieware and marvel at the mystery of the spoofy spoon.

132 Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (with Terrible Book Club)

132 Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (with Terrible Book Club)

July 29, 2020

It's time for an Edwardian ghost-hunting Sherlock Holmes knock-off! We do a live read of the William Hope Hodgson short story The Searcher of End House from the collection Carnacki the Ghost-Finder. Including bingo, wet-aged mutton, and our special guests Chris and Paris from the Terrible Book Club podcast. It's the very best/worst of 1910s science fiction.

131 Upcycling!

131 Upcycling!

July 22, 2020

Turning trash into treasure! Or turning treasure into trash? The upsides and downsides of upcycling.

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