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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Egg Cup Does Double Duty Feb 28, 2020

Q: This is a photo of an antique milk glass double egg cup. It stands about 4 inches tall, has a basket weave pattern and is in mint condition. On the inside of the small part are the words "Pat'd June 30th, 1874." When I hold the cup to the light, I... Read More

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Gold Coin Was Minted in 1928 Feb 21, 2020

Q: This is a photo of an antique gold coin that I have. It is mounted in an 18-karat gold bezel and has a 16-inch, 14-karat gold rope chain. On one side there is the image of the American eagle with the words "United States of America — In God ... Read More

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Family Treasure Rocks Feb 14, 2020

Q: I have enclosed a photo of an antique rocker that has been handed down in our family. It belonged to our great-grandmother. She passed away in the late 1930s, so it must be close to 100 years old. It is oak, and it has the original leather seat an... Read More

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Silver Crest Dish Made for Bonbons Feb 07, 2020

Q: This is a photo of a small milk-glass candy dish that was given to me in 1959. Although the dish is milk glass, the ruffled edge is clear glass. It is over 5 inches in diameter and 2 inches in height, and it is in excellent condition. There is no ... Read More