Antique Mystery Item

Antique whaling scrimshaw over at Antique Auction Forum

Martin Willis of Antique Auction Forum posted a valuable and fascinating article of his first-hand account of dealing in antique whaling scrimshaw. His blog is an excellent counterpart to his always expanding trove of 30-40 minute audio podcast interviews with the top names in antiques and collectibles. Martin writes: “For several...

Mystery Item Identified: Weird old cistern handle

This Mystery Item appeared in the Sept. 15 edition of Antique Trader magazine. It was purchased in a box lot of stove parts. Here’s one idea as to what it might be. Send your mystery item to Antique Trader staff for an upcoming issue. – Editor My dad, Wes Brede, asked...