Antiques Freaks
110 Identifying Antique Photographic Processes

110 Identifying Antique Photographic Processes

February 19, 2020

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? Lick it? Or listen to this episode? Maybe listen to this episode first. Then lick it.

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

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

February 12, 2020

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 a leap to a conclusion, all that's required is you stay in the saddle.

108 Victorian Insect Jewelry

108 Victorian Insect Jewelry

February 5, 2020

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

107 Pocket Nutmeg Graters

January 29, 2020

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 limitless with a pocket nutmeg grater.

106 Yelloware

106 Yelloware

January 22, 2020

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

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

January 15, 2020

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 WILL become a competent equestrian. You WILL learn about how the industrial revolution all-but-severed the working class's relationship to horses - and MORE!

104 Spongeware v. Spatterware

104 Spongeware v. Spatterware

January 8, 2020

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

103 Coin Love Tokens

103 Coin Love Tokens

January 1, 2020

"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 pop off when Victorians get a hold of it!

102 Snow Babies

102 Snow Babies

December 25, 2019

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 ends in Department 56. It's snow babies--RUN!

101 Funko Pop!

101 Funko Pop!

December 18, 2019

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 vinyl figurine of your favorite obscure pop culture property.