The late William "Bill" Johnson's lifelong acquisition of unique, eclectic and ordinary items, will come to market July 10-11 and July 24-25. During the two session auction, to be presented by John McInnis Auctioneers, items including Americana, toys, banks, clocks, abandoned railroad cars, and a 1776 tavern will be up for bid.
Good news for storekeepers: Wayne Jordan evaluates the evidence of buyers shopping online, but buying in bricks-and-mortar stores, where they can touch, feel and try before they make their purchases.
Antique Trader is once again teaming up with Heritage Auctions to host the 7th Annual Favorite Finds contest. The contest calls on people to share stories of discovering treasured antiques and collectibles, for a chance to win a $500 auction credit at Heritage Auctions.
A Boston policeman's recent discovery of a Quahog pearl in his bowl of soup resulted in the sale of the uncommon saltwater find for $16,500 at auction.
For one day only, June 14, in celebration of Flag Day, Winterthur is placing on display the rare Commander-in-Chief Flag, which reportedly “accompanied General Washington everywhere he went.”
Albert Einstein will be represented during Profiles in History's June 3 auction, as 25 lots of documents and memorabilia associated with Einstein, including letters to family, are set for sale.
In the latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan points out the troubles that can arise from lax record keeping when purchasing items for your collections. Should you ever sell, Uncle Sam will be expecting his share of the profit.
The circus is coming town, in a matter of speaking. During The World Wide Circus Summit 2015, in Springfield, Mass. July 14-18, Enquirer Printing Company of Newtown, Ohio, will be offering a large collection of circus memorabilia for sale.
Antique Trader is producing a special consignment guide and directory, and invites auction houses to participate by submitting contact information for their consignment directors for inclusion in the directory.
The schedule of events at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, in Spencer, N.C., for the rest of 2015 include a magic performance, a beauty pageant, an appraisal fair and a birthday bash, just to name a few special activities.