The Estate and collections of John P. Richardson, a lifelong Hingham, Mass., resident, historian, naturalist, writer, wetland scientist, proprietor of the Hingham Book House (1974-1986) and uber collector of everything Hingham, will be sold Nov. 19, 2011 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Rockland, Mass. Read More +
Made between 1818 and 1830, dark blue printed historical America transferwares are highly regarded because they illustrate important places and commemorate historical events of the early republic. Read More +
VIRDAN, Ill. – More than two semi trailer loads of country store collectibles and antiques will sell during a live, on-site-only auction Oct. 28-29 in Virdan, Ill., at the Mansion 55 Expo. H.A.S. Auction of Virdan, Ill., is officiating the … Read More +
Lois Travis of Storm Lake, Iowa, began her illustrious collecting journey with Christmas seals at the age of 10. Now, after spending more than 70 years amassing collection after collection, 91-year-old Lois has decided it’s time to scale down and … Read More +
NEWMAN GROVE, Neb. — Beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 8, the Community Center, downtown Newman Grove, Neb., will be the site of a one-day estate-auction event clearing the collections of Ron Wiese and the late Jackie Wiese. Fowlkes Realty & … Read More +
Whenever I hear freight trains switching or moving slow down the tracks it takes me back to my boyhood home at 106 East North Street in Abingdon, Ill., a block away from the Abingdon Pottery. Read this touching recollection on how the Abingdon Pottery factory created a lifelong collector.
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This September Rock Island Auction Company is featuring The Putnam Green Collection Part II: an outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. and German Military arms. The collection has more than 100 unique firearms, uniforms and holsters such as the finest known historical U.S. DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol (shown here), expected to sell for $50,000 to $90,000.
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The big bats in the flask collectors league were hot during a July 25, 2011 Internet and phone auction of nearly 400 early flasks, bottles and stoneware. Among the most sought-after items in the auction were three 1840-1850 flasks from the Louisville, Ky., glass works. Lot 59, a marked "Louisville Glass Works" scroll flask in a brilliant olive-yellow color was the highlight of the sale. Estimated at $6,000 to 8,000, it hammering at $31,050.
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A 30 gallon salt glaze crock with two leaves brought the highest bid at this year’s Red Wing Collectors Society auction in July. Although unsigned, its perfect condition drove the bidding to $5,000. The 35th Annual RWCS Convention July 6-9, 2011 brought more than 1,500 visitors to the city of Red Wing to buy, sell and learn more about the lines of Red Wing stoneware, art pottery and dinnerware. Other items of interest in this year’s auction included a 2 gallon Ice Water cooler selling for $2,600 and a 12 gallon salt glaze leaf crock bringing $1,900.
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More than 2,100 lots featuring over 5,000 firearms brought in collectors, dealers, hunters and sportsmen from all over the Midwest and beyond to participate in Rock Island Auction Co.’s first regional auction in the firm’s new 86,000 square foot facility. The $6.4 million gross sales is highlighted by a Deluxe First Model 1873 documented copy of the iconic Winchester 1 of 1000. After fevered bidding, the riffle hammered for $40,250 and claimed top lot status.