Items from school days aren't antiques
There’s nothing like browsing through an antique shop and observing fine, old, early American furniture like the Chippendale dining chairs that were made in the late 1700s.
However, we were surprised to see what they consider antique today. A wooden cigar box. A collection of glass milk bottles. Prince Albert tobacco cans. A collection of those little, green Coke bottles (in my day, Coca-Cola was sold either at the soda fountain or in one of those little special bottles). A box of old 78 RPM phonograph records (can’t live without those).
You can’t pass off items as antique that were made or used when I was in high school. There is a difference between an antique shop and a junk shop.
GLEN P. HENDRICK