Desirable vintage photography, jewelry collection crossing the block Oct. 27

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Best known for its Brilliant cut glass auctions, Woody Auctions is offering two major single-owner lifetime collections – one of phonographs and stereo view cards, the other of pocket watches, wrist watches and jewelry. One collection holds a 2.25-ct. round brilliant diamond while the other offers collectors a chance to own a rare Dolly Record doll by Madame Hendren. Read More +

Things We Love: Raggedy Ann, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, Trunk Encyclopedia

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Our staff loves old things, but these new products make our collections and investments all the more valuable: Raggedy Ann and Andy retro rag dolls, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, The Encyclopedia of Antique Trunks. Tell us what you love, who makes it and where to get it, and you could win a copy of the Antique Trader 2013 Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide! Read More +

‘Haunted Objects’ explores tales of the unexplained

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This is an exclusive excerpt from the new book ‘Haunted Objects, Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf,’ by veteran ghost hunters Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg. (F+W Media, 2012). Each page of “Haunted Objects” reveals unsettling accounts of unexplained paranormal activity surrounding everyday items. From dolls to rings, these innocent looking items have disturbing tales to tell. Read More +