Monthly Archives: July 2018

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A Beautiful Candelabra – Light for All Occasions

This week’s antique is a silver plated candelabra, or more correctly a candelabrum.  It is a more recent but still beautiful example of art in the form of a candlestick holder. I believe it is more recent due to the acorn nut that secures the center section together.  As...

Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1:2.8 D

Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8D ED Lens Review

I purchased my Nikon AF Nikkor 80-200mm 2.8D ED lens back in 2008.  It was recommended to me by one of the KEH Camera employees, and it ended up being one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.  It’s on my value list, and that says a lot.  The...

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Ruskin Published by Dana Estes & Company

Our antique for this week are two “Illustrated Sterling Editions” of collected writings/lectures by John Ruskin which were published by Dana Estes & Company.  There are no copyright dates in the volumes, but Dana Estes & Company operated in Boston, MA, 1898-1914, so these two works were published sometime...

"ACME No. 1 Victor Top" Etching on Chimney Glass

The P & A Manufacturing Company Finger Lamp

Today’s antique is a small glass “finger” lamp (so called because of the finger loop).  There are no markings on the glass lamp body or “fount”, but the burner and chimney are marked. The glass tank is the drip proof design which has a trough or gutter cast into...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8 G Lens Review

I made the point once before in my 200mm macro lens post that prime lenses (lenses that don’t zoom) are superior to zoom lenses in picture sharpness and clarity.  For many years, 35mm film cameras came standard with a 50mm prime lens.  This is considered by many to be...