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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Collector Proud as a Peacock Dec 07, 2018

Q: Enclosed is a photo of a clear pressed glass plate. The pattern is "Peacock," and the plate is 5 inches in diameter. The design is in relief. The rim has small scallops. And the bull's eye in the center is surrounded by S-scrolled designs. This g... Read More

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Porcelain Bowl Is a Treasured Gift Nov 30, 2018

Q: This is a photo of an antique bowl that was given to me by a friend. Because I had admired it several times, my friend gave it me. It is decorated with pastel flowers, gold trim and a white background. The flowers in the center look as though they... Read More

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Souvenir Is a Shoe-In Nov 23, 2018

Q: Enclosed is a photo of a pair of porcelain shoes that belonged to my grandmother. On the bottom of each shoe are the words "World's Fair — 1904." They are a cream and tan color with a flower on each of the toes. They are in perfect condition... Read More