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Florida’s Best Newspaper for Antiques & Collectibles

                                  JANUARY 2017 • Volume 30 No. 5      

                                            Kewpie New Year’s Postkards

        By Larry LeMasters
        LeMasters’ Antique News Service
           Deltiology is the study and collection of postcards.  Randall   For nearly 120 years, artists have single-handedly created a
        Rhoades  of  Ashland,  Ohio,  coined  the  word  in  1945  by   market for original pen, ink, or painted New Year's postcards.
        combining  two  Greek  words—deltion  (diminutive)  and  logia   In the first half of the 20  century, one of the most prolific New
        (writing tablet).                                      Year's'  postcard  artists  was  Cecilia  Rose  O'Neill,  creator  and
           Unlike  stamp  collecting,  it  is  nearly  impossible  to  identify   illustrator of Kewpie dolls or Kewpie folks.  Of her work, O'Neill
        postcards by their place or time of production since postcards   said, "My postcards are reproduced from original works of art.
        are seldom locally printed.  Therefore, deltiologists, as postcard   I design New Year's postcards because Kewpies symbolize the
        collectors  are  known,  most  often  limit  their  collections  to   cute New Year’s baby so well."
        postcards  of  specific  artists,  publishers,  locations,  or  times.    The folklore, history, and beauty of Kewpie folks truly lends
        And while all holiday postcards are collectible, New Year's Day   itself to the visual appeal New Year’s postcards inspire.
        postcards have always been a favorite holiday category among                               Continued on Page 2
        collectors.                                                                   Large, Rose O'Neill Kewpie doll and 1924 Kewpie Happy New Year postcard. Bisque doll is
                                                                                           signed "O'Neill" on its foot.  Doll and card were offered together on eBay for $395.

          Sanlando Depression Glass Show and Sale Returns                                 Fans & Stoves Antique Mall Now Open

                                                                                                         in New Location!

                                                                                                                              Just around  the corner in
                                                                                                                            Five Points, 800 Lomax St.  in
                                                                                                                              In our new 5,500 square  foot
                                                                                                                            location at the corner of Oak and
                                                                                                                            Lomax Streets, we have 50 dealers
                                                                                                                            so far! Having been open for over
                                                                                                                            30 years at our previous location,
                                                                                                                            we’ve developed a large following
                                                                                                                            of  loyal customers who  are as
                                                                                                                            pleased with the new place as we
           Make plans to attend and bring a friend to the Sanlando Depression Glass Show                                    are.
         and Sale, one of the best vintage glassware shows in the country, featuring twenty-six                               In doubling  the  number of
         knowledgeable dealers from across the US. A showroom full of top quality collectible                               dealers,  our variety  has doubled
         glassware, china, fiesta, fire king and art pottery manufactured in the United States                              as well!  We have costume, gold
         prior to 1980.                                                                                                     and  silver  jewelry;  man cave
           The show will be held in the Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Sanford,                                items,    100+  cufflinks,  vintage
         FL. Show hours Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 9am-5pm and Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 10am-                                   kitchen glassware;  vintage &
         4pm. Admission is $5.00 ($4.00 with ad or flyer).  Youth 17 and under will be admitted                             antique  china;  toys  and  dolls;  a
         free when accompanied by an adult. Hourly $25 gift certificates will be given as well                              vintage  holiday  booth;  antique
         as special certificate drawings for youth 17 and under.                                                            furniture;  antique  kitchen  items;
           Special feature of Cambridge Glass Company’s Everglades, from private collections,    comics; vintage lunch  boxes;  over  150 Sterling Napkin  Rings; 350+ Russel  Wright
         will be on display. A Snack bar will be provided by “Taste of Thyme Cafe”.  Free parking   China; custom woodworking items; vintage hats, ties and clothing; razors; cameras;
         available.  Come experience the scenery and catch the “glass collecting fever”.      Retro items and Much More.
           For more information about the Sanlando Depression Glass Show and Sale visit   Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ FansNStoves or call us at or call 803-684-5685 or 850-673-9607.                904-354-3768.

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