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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Pitcher Decorated With Transferware Pattern Dec 08, 2017

Q: I hope you can give me some information on the pitcher in this photo. I purchased it in Maine in 1973. It stands about 9 inches tall and is decorated with a scene featuring several people in the foreground and tall buildings and trees in the backg... Read More

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Washerwoman Is a Masterpiece Dec 01, 2017

Q: This is a photo of a teapot that was given to me about 20 years ago. It holds six cups, stands about 7 inches tall and is decorated with primary colors against a white background. Marked on the bottom are the words "Master Piece Editions Ltd. R... Read More

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Hot Chocolate Pots Spouts Are Short and Stout Nov 24, 2017

Q: This set belonged to my mother. She acquired it at an estate sale during the Great Depression. It includes a porcelain pot, and six cups and saucers. The pieces are decorated with images of geishas dressed in kimonos, a white background and gold e... Read More