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Smart Collector: Platter wasn't saved from Civil War, but it's a neat story

Q: What can you tell us about this platter? The family story is that it was found hidden in the wall of a Baltimore hotel that was under demolition, and that it was put there to save it during the Civil War. My grandfather got it between 1920-1935.

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A look at Ford automobiles in history

A look at Ford automobiles in history

Pictured here is the first bus the Ford T in1923. (AP Photo)

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Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Author and super shopper Carolyn Schneider has a soft spot for vintage fashion.

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Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Sydney Ballesteros started shopping vintage in yard sales and thrift stores back when her mom still bought her clothes.

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Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Stylist and consultant Sydney Ballesteros wears modern shoes from her personal collection to complement vintage outfits.

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Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

A 1940s needlework clutch purse, $32, and gloves, $18, at Desert Vintage can make oh-wow accessories.

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Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Super shopper praises Tucson vintage

Antique Native American jewelry at Desert Vintage, which author Carolyn Schneider praises for its period pieces.

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Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Monica Gauthier models a '50s-era prom dress, $25, at Buffalo Exchange's Speedway location near the University of Arizona. The dress is complemented with a collar necklace from the '50s-'60s, $12.50; modern shoes, from Gauthier's personal collection, accented with vintage clips, $14, and a p…

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Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Mia Convertino, 18, is wearing a 1950s raw silk romper/playsuit, $78, with 1940s brown leather sandals, $42, and 1950s straw hat from Mexico, $52, at Desert Vintage.

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Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Mia Convertino, 18, seems to have stepped out of a 1950s magazine in this breezy vintage patterned cotton summer dress, $85, at Desert Vintage.

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Fashion statements from bygone pieces

Fashion statements from bygone pieces

A 1940s copper bracelet and 1950s copper studded belt are among stylist and consultant Sydney Ballesteros's collection.

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Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

A lot of vintage and retro clothing may come from the depths of grandma's closet, but it is still subject to the ebb and flow of fads. From worn-looking writing on T-shirts to a poodle skirt from the 1950s, definitions of vintage vary.

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Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

A red carpetbag from the 1960s, $18.50 at Buffalo Exchange, adds some color to traveling.

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Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

The Northern Lights seem to sparkle in this 1950s aurora borealis-inspired costume necklace, $13.50 at Buffalo Exchange.

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Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

Retro vs. vintage: Here's the difference

A briefcase doesn't have to be black or brown, as this 1960s piece shows, $16 at Buffalo Exchange.

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