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Under The Leaves — ceramics

Handpainted? Litho? Transferware? Know Your Ceramics

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 Once upon a time dishes were plain. Made from metal, wood, mud, they were Plain Janes. As time passed and one millennium slid into another, society in general continued to want to improve and beautify their surroundings. Ceramics were no exception. Keep in mind that only the wealthy were able to afford such fine things. The average person did not own or use decorated dishes nor did they have figurines and vases of fine pottery, earthenware, or porcelain. It has only been in modern times that the masses have had the financial where with all to afford fine ceramics. Ceramics...

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Getting Rid of the Cigarette Smoke Odor

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Anyone who buys collectibles or antiques are often faced with the question of removing the smoke odor from the item. It is a common problem for in 1965, 42% of the adult population smoked...everywhere. Here are some common fixes you can try to remove that smoke smell...  NOTE: If there is ANY DOUBT, do a test area first. If the item is valuable my advice is to take it to a professional. Books (paper in general) Use 4-6 unused dry sheets between pages of the book and seal in a zip lock back for about a week.  Longer, if needed...

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