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SANDY ERDMAN

Columnist Sandy Erdman says restaurant dishware offered a heavier, sturdier version of some popular place setting manufacturers.
Columnist Sandy Erdman says vintage items can give a great look to your backyard garden.
Columnist Sandy Erdman says the clothesline was Mom's domain, and she ruled it each Saturday.
Columnist Sandy Erdman says big in the hippie days of the '60s and '70s, macramé is back.

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Columnist Sandy Erdman says hand-made quilts are a versatile purchase at area antique and collectible shops.
Columnist Sandy Erdman says hundreds can be displayed in a small space because the compact size of the collectibles.
Today children still love tea parties and you will find many creative books and ideas on the market.
It is a time-consuming process that requires practice and steady hands.
Some Dr. Pepper signs fetch thousands of dollars.
And not just any green, but the pale hue of Jadeite, Jadite or Jade-ite or just that gorgeous green milk glass.

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Items of particularly strong interest are the rare tins, cardboard and porcelain found in all sizes displaying anything from cigars to soaps to ladies ready wear. Some are very eye-catching, and include canned goods, baking items, cleaning products, candy and more.
Columnist Sandy Erdman says plastic model and metal die-cast cars, trucks are hot collector items.
Columnist Sandy Erdman says they can be pricey, but look great in a garage, pole shed, or outside the house or barn.

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