Coverlets came into 'fashion' in the U.S. early 19th century, and at one point were more common than quilts in American homes. Check out the most recent Ten Things You Didn't Know column to learn more about jacquard coverlets.
One of the first Mickey Mouse dolls ever produced, including Walt Disney's signature, is one of the lots coming before bidders June 18 through Van Eaton Galleries.
Transcending race and culture, Transformers enjoy global appeal. Uber-collector Mark Bellomo shares the stories behind his toy obsessions, as well as some practical advice.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provided an interesting 'promotional' history about an oak server, based on ties to Larkin soap products, in response to a reader's recent inquiry.
Touch connects us to objects in a personal way. Although it’s prudent for dealers to lock away small, high-priced items that are easy to steal, in his latest Behind the Gavel column Wayne Jordan shares research showing that customers buy more when they’re allowed to touch the goods.
Nearly 145 years after then 20-something Simon Tissot Dupont founded S.T. Dupont company, its luxury lighters spark interest in collectors.
A church cleaning session resulted in the unexpected discovery of a Red Wing four-gallon water cooler, which in his latest Ask the Experts assessment Dr. Anthony J. Cavo said may be bring $600 to $700 in a crock auction or sale.
A unique piece of history is among the headlining lots of Crescent City Auction Gallery's June 4-5 auction. The item, a 'lady of the evening' box, featuring the 'essentials' of a prostitute of the 1900s heads into the auction with an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000.