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Antique Spittune

Agora Marketplace Antiques favorite barn finds-Antique Cast Iron Spittoon

Spittoons are canisters that act as receptacles for chewing tobacco.  This is a bit of information that my wife wished she knew before picking it up out of the box of miscellaneous collectibles. In late 19th century America they were quite common.  Spittoons were typically found anywhere adult men were found.  Adult men were the […]

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Prison Art Folk Art Model Ship

Agora Marketplace Antiques favorite barn finds- Antique Prison Art Model Sailing Ship

Having gone through both sections of the lower barn looking in drawers, rafters, under, behind and every place we could think of, we are now faced with going through the pile of old boxes and wooden crates. Exciting as that is, many items were interesting but could easily be found at your local flea market […]

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Agora Marketplace Antiques Consignment

Press Release- Agora Marketplace Antiques Expands Consignment

Contact: Agora Marketplace Antiques Email: customerservice@agoramarketplace.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AGORA MARKETPLACE ANTIQUES EXPANDS CONSIGNMENT Developing Beyond Traditional e-Commerce Agora Marketplace Antiques stands alone in Philadelphia’s antique and collectible consignment community. Its unique model spans kitsch & collectibles to fine antiques and jewelry from some of Philadelphia’s oldest families. Agora provides clients with high quality antique […]

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Prison Art Folk Art Model Ship

Letters from a Philadelphia grand juror- Prison Art Model Ship

The following is taken from a family journal of a Philadelphia family who traces their ancestral line to before the founding of America.  It records the experience of one uncle who served on a the grand jury in Philadelphia and ultimately lead to the purchase of a prison art model ship that has been in […]

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Book A Visit from Santa Claus

Visions of Sugarplums- Christmas in July for the Nostalgic Bookworm

My earliest memory is lying in bed between my parents on Christmas Eve – I was almost 4.  I wouldn’t stay in my own bed so I’d been transferred to a snug spot between my parents to prevent another escape.  As a typical toddler, I was nearly out of my mind with excitement & was convinced […]

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Shoulder pads Big hair Leg warmers Bigger hair and the women who loves unique Jewelry

Shoulder pads.  Big hair.  Leg warmers. Bigger hair. Howard the Duck.  Some things from the 80’s are best left behind & forgotten.  But, the 80’s also gave us “Back to the Future”, Indiana Jones, The Police & Pac Man.  The Berlin Wall came down, Team U.S.A. beat the Russians in the “Miracle on Ice” & […]

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