Antique inkwell, vintage fountain pens pay homage to hand-written letters...

Oct 12, 2018

I may be the last of a dying breed — one of the few remaining people on Earth who still sometimes writes letters to people by hand. There is a ritual involved for me, a chance to unwind and connect with someone I care about and to do so in an old-fashioned way. I turn off all things electronic. I sit at my desk in my home library, look out the windows and watch birds and squirrels flutter and dart around my vegetable garden. Time slows down. I reach into an antique inkwell, one of many that I own, and pull out just the writing instrument the particular letter calls for. It’s usually an actual quill pen. Yes, I write with a feather. Sometimes I use a fountain pen. I think very carefully about what...

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Dallas Cowboys Memorabilia and Baseball Treasures Hit Home

Oct 1, 2018

As is true for so many middle-aged men, I grew up idolizing Roger Staubach, Tom Landry and the 1970s Dallas Cowboys. I made scrapbooks when the Cowboys won Super Bowls. My heart leaped out of my chest on the occasions Dallas came to Georgia to play my home-town Falcons and I got to watch two of my favorite teams play in person at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. I cried when Staubach walked off the field for the last time. I had cried even harder years earlier when my mom miraculously managed to get me a personally inscribed photo from him. I couldn’t believe that my hero would take the time to sign a photo for me — a scrawny kid with some physical challenges and a complete lack of self confidence. The photo still hangs...

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Vintage Department 56 Figurines Light Up Christmas!

Nov 27, 2017

Just in time to help Santa fill up his bags, we have listed hundreds of vintage Department 56 Christmas villages and accessories in our Orion’s Attic eBay store. If you’re looking to add to or start a collection of beautiful Christmas pieces, visit our store now. All items are new in the box and almost all are listed as Buy It Now rather than auction — with prices at or below the prices of used items. Visit the store quickly, though — we sold about 70 items within the first two days of listing! We’re also listing some great jewelry, new in box Ashton Drake Gene dolls, Lenox figurines, Coca-Cola collectibles and other fun stuff that makes for perfect gifts. Our Department 56 figurines product lines include the Dickens Village Series, North Pole Series, Heritage Village Collection,...

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Orion’s Attic eBay store booming with wide range of collectibles

Feb 10, 2015

Our eBay store is getting bigger by the day with new listings posted almost every day. Visit our eBay store to shop for a tremendous range of antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more from the comfort of your home or phone. We don’t even know what we may list next because we run into such a fascinating variety of objects all the time. On any given day, we might run into a Teddy The Tugboat Art Glass collection, vintage to antique toys, antique photo albums, fine and costume jewelry including gold and sterling silver, great old books, records, gadgets, dolls, sports memorabilia, historic items, autographs, art, china, music boxes, grandma’s kitchen implements, Americana, decorative glass, oddities and more. Be sure to stop by our eBay shop in a frequent basis! Do you have great stuff...

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