Q: My mother is curious about two lamps she inherited from the estate of her great uncle. The glass part is 7.5 inches tall. He traveled widely and collected crystal, glass and china. Can you give us any help with maker, age or value? A: My first suggestion is for your mother to ask around among her cousins: Does anyone else have a similar lamp? She is missing two from the set. Your lamps part of a set of four statues designed in 1939 by the great French jewelry and glass entrepreneur René Lalique.
Q: This pull toy has been on a shelf in my grandmother’s bathroom for as long as I can remember. She doesn’t know anything about it but says it makes her smile. I’m hoping you can tell me who made this toy and what it’s worth. A: I like your grandmother. The fact that this toy makes her smile is the best reason I can think of for anyone having it! I smiled too when I saw the picture of this four-man scull. First of all, some rowing terminology. A group of rowers is called a crew.
I’ve just returned from two weeks touring the art and temples of Japan’s Inland Sea. We visited Osaka, Okayama, Takamatsu, Shikoku and the incredible “Art Island” of Naoshima, where the Chichu Museum displays five of Claude Monet’s water lily paintings under natural and changing light. How fun to return to two queries about Japanese-made items! Q: I’ve had this pair of ceramic shoes in my possession for over 40 years. They were given to me by my sister-in-law, who said they were her mother’s.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".