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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

In 1971 I was going to GW in Washington DC, when the Disney movie Bednobs and Broomsticks came out. I had just start dealing in brass beds and iron beds. I can distinctly remember the day the movie was released. I started getting calls from people looking for brass beds. I wasn’t aware of it,…

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B&Bs and Iron Beds

By far, my best repeat customers for my antique iron beds have always been my B&B patrons. It is customary for a B&B owner to start out with  bed…….see how they like it and the response they get from their guests, and then consider getting more. What I always tell the owners of B&B’s is…

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The Mermaid Iron Bed

In the forty some years I’ve been buying and selling antique iron beds, I’ve never come across a bed like this with “mermaids” and a “crown” . There is also a beautifully detailed Victorian woman’s face and the “crown” sets above her head. In researching where this  bed came from and it’s background, I learned…

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Transporting Antique Iron Beds Back Then

Today we call Fed Exp., United Parcel or any one of a dozen freight carriers and they’ll come to your home pick up whatever you want to ship and have it at it’s desired destination the following day…………not so back in the 1800’s when iron beds were being built. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs,…