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Bound book of ledger drawings by Kiowa master artist Etahdleuh Doanmoe

Kiowa drawings of captivity bring $396,500

DALLAS – A Kiowa warrior’s book of drawings documenting his captivity by the U.S. Army in 1875 sold for $396,500 in Heritage Auctions’ June 26 Ethnographic Art Auction, pushing the sale to more than $1 million. The bound book of 33 images is a stunning discovery of the earliest recorded drawings...

Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma)

ARI on the hunt for stolen Norman Rockwell paintings

According to a theft alert released August 24, Art Recovery International (ARI) is searching for two stolen Norman Rockwell paintings. The first stolen painting is Rockwell’s oil on canvas Boy Holding Screaming Baby (Big Brother’s Dilemma), 1921, which measures 61 x 50.8 cm. The second is the much later and smaller...

Three scrimshawed ivory mustang dice, $1,560.

Bidders ante up at gambling memorabilia auction

Gambling memorabilia sale: Antique gambling books CHICAGO – Collectors hit the jackpot at Potter & Potter’s May 19 gambling memorabilia sale. According to Gabe Fajuri, President at Potter & Potter Auctions, “Strong participation in all categories made for a spirited, lively, and profitable auction on Saturday. Highlights included cheating books …...

The Authentication Company marks and identifies petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items to ensure their originality and authenticity.

Experts team up for petroliana authenticating effort

NOKOMIS, Ill. – A new company has been formed to mark and identify petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items as a means for ensuring their originality and authenticity. It’s The Authentication Company, LLC and it specializes in marking original period-correct items, to include signs, globes, cans, metal thermometers, displays and various...

Antique Trader Favorite Finds

2018 Favorite Finds Contest tempts with big prizes

IOLA, Wis. — Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, is currently accepting entries for its 2018 Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2018 contest will be accepted through midnight September 30, 2018. Contest sponsors include Heritage Auctions, Ruby Lane,...