About Anne McCollam

Anne McCollam

Anne McCollam

Anne McCollam took this column  over from her father, James G. McCollam, when he retired in 1993. Previous to that she worked with him as his research assistant. Her passion for antiques actually began when she was a child, with her first collections consisting of diminutive porcelain butter pats and Victorian egg cups.

She studied art/art history at St. Mary's College at Notre Dame, Ind. A large mosaic she created is permanently installed on the outside of Moreau Hall, the art department building. For 10 years she was a docent for the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. There she was responsible for researching and writing tours for diverse groups.

She was also a storyteller for the museum for five years. During the mid 1990s she appeared on a nationally televised children's program representing the museum. She was on the Board of Directors of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame for 12 years and as president emeritus continues to be an active board member.

She is frequently asked to speak to community groups on the subjects of antiques and collecting.

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Greenware Figurines Set Isn't Worth Peanuts Feb 23, 2018

Q: I am interested in knowing the value of the ceramic "Charlie Brown" Peanuts figurine set that is seen in this photo. The set includes five figurines: Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally and Snoopy. They are all hand-painted and in very good conditio... Read More

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Patriotic Pitcher Was an Inspiration Feb 16, 2018

Q: The pitcher in this photo caught my attention in a junk store in Dallas, Texas, many years ago, probably in the 1950s. It was in the present damaged condition when I bought it, and I'm sure it is worth little or no money at all. My interest is pur... Read More

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Cranberry Glass Has a Fruitful Legacy Feb 09, 2018

Q: This is a photo of an antique glass vase that I inherited. It stands about 6 inches tall, is decorated with a swirl pattern and is in perfect condition. It has a ruffled white edge and a ground pontil. There is no label or mark that would identify... Read More