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 in using photography in identifying criminals. Read More +
Facing economic uncertainties and a growing concern for just where the next generation of collectors will come from, several San Francisco groups use public spaces to inspire antiques collecting. Read More +
An antique “mug shot” book of California inmates from the 1880s sold for $2,150 Oct. 11, 2011. This fascinating and extremely rare piece of American history. Read More +
Two blocks from California’s last Spanish-era Central Plaza, the San Juan Bautista Rotary Club took on the challenge of presenting the 48th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire, Aug. 14, 2011. Vendors said this year was better than the last two. Organizers are keeping booth rents steady but doubling the space so vendors can offer more inventory for less cost.
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