Militaria

Mid-19th century gold in quartz aesthetic native gold specimen from northern Sierra Nevada in California, featuring a leaf gold in quartz matrix with pyrite crystals (est. $3,600-$5,400).

Americana auction offers more than 2,000 lots

Holabird Western Americana’s 3-day Americana auction, Aug. 24-26 RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ upcoming Americana auction, planned for Aug. 24-26, marks the start of a summer-fall-winter season brimming with a number of major collections. The August event will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive...

Port Hudson Civil War fort blueprint

Evaluation turns up unexpected treasures

You never know what you'll find when people open the doors to their homes for an antiques appraisal. In this feature article, Antique Trader contributor Dr. Anthony J. Cavo shares the story of unexpected finds, including an 1863 blueprint of a Civil War fort, during an assessment.