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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Marble Turtle Top Shields Table Jun 15, 2018

Q: Enclosed is a photo of a Victorian marble-top table that I have. It is in very good condition, and the marble has no cracks. The base is walnut, and the marble top is beveled. Could this be a Civil War piece? Anything you can tell me about the hi... Read More

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Scandinavian Mystery Solved Jun 08, 2018

Q: This is a picture of a heavy glass bowl that was passed on to me. The markings on the base are "KOSTA — 58509 — SINNEMARK." The overall bowl is about 4 inches tall and 8 inches wide. The glass is clear with frosted "V" shapes, and it i... Read More

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Lusterware Tea Set Shines Jun 01, 2018

Q: Your column is in our local newspaper each week. I wonder if you could help me. I have a porcelain tea set that is a service for 12. It includes teacups, saucers, sandwich plates, a teapot, a cream pitcher, a sugar bowl and a vase. Enclosed is a p... Read More