Morphy Auctions brought forth an extensive collection of fishing tackle of varying types, more than 550 lots in all, in the firm's first antique fishing lures and tackle auction. Taking top lot honors was a Moonlight Dreadnought bait and box by Paw Paw, which sold for $29,280.
One of the most valuable pieces of collecting advice (besides collect what you love) is: If an item grabs your attention, pick it up before it's gone. Such was the case for Trader subscriber Lynn Weitz, who shares the tale of missing Superman's call.
There are a wide variety of antique auction and show events rolling out the first couple of months of 2016, setting the pace for a busy and exciting year.
An 18th century engraved powder horn owned by Alexander Hamilton, which is one of the most fascinating finds related to Hamilton, since the discovery of his dueling pistols, is coming to auction Jan. 11 through Sterling Associates.
The 'theorem work' technique of stencil painting on fabric, paper and light-colored wood, a popular form of art in 19th century, is on exhibition now through the fall of 2016, at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
The first Junk Bonanza event of 2016 will take place in Del Mar, Calif., featuring careful curated vendors offering vintage furniture, decor, jewelry, textiles and apparel, as well as some handcrafted items.
There are a number of auction and show events scheduled for the first few days of 2016.
An extensive collection of pewter items, including pieces by Alberti, Kirby, and Will, are among the 300 lots in Pook & Pook's Americana auction Jan. 15-19.
Works of art by esteemed artists Abdur Rahman Chughtai and Andy Warhol will headline a Jan. 2-3 auction offered by Ahlers & Ogletree.
Feb. 5-7 promises to be a cartography fans dream weekend in Miami, as the Miami International Map Fair brings in dealers with centuries of maps, from around the world.