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Weekly Auction & Show Ads: July 25-Aug. 30, 2012 features select half- and full-page ads from the print magazine, extending our promise to help our customers find new customers. In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest antiques auctions, shows and events. Weekly Auction & Show Ads: July 25-Aug. 30, 2012

Antique photos of California criminals sell twice in four months

A book filled with mug shots of early 20th century California prison inmates sold for $31,200 at Swann Galleries in New York just four months after it was sold fro $2,150 at an Oregon auction. The fascinating book features 710 photographs and was once owned by the San Francisco Police Department, an early proponent...

Flow Blue bowl 19th century

How to avoid Flow Blue china reproductions

Flow Blue is the name applied to china of cobalt blue and white, whose color, when fired in a kiln, produced a flowing or blurred effect. Known patterns of flow blue china were first produced around 1830 in England. The general rule has been “new” indicates recent or contemporary manufacture and “reproduction” is a...

vintage Sunoco Motor Oil

Rare Old Abe Case Agency sign could soar upward of $9,000

Hundreds of petroliana and automobilia porcelain and tin signs, countertop displays, cardboard advertising, globes cross the block June 23. The auction coincides with the famous Check the Oil Gas & Oil Show, an annual gathering of petroliana and automobilia enthusiasts from around the country.