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Affordable Antiquities: For less than $200 collectors are buying 2,000 years of human history

Samaritan oil lamp, 4th century A.D. found in Israel. length: 10 cm, $250. Courtesy of Trionfo Jerusalem by Melody Amsel-Arielli Collectors often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on rare, museum-quality antiquities. Small, abundantly found pieces, however, are often very affordable. For example, coins unearthed in the Holy Land, which date from the Persian through...

More than 20,000 vintage casino chips found under parking lot

Here’s a fascinating story out of Carson City, Nev., this week as members of the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club are still finding (and now selling) vintage chips from the Travelodge Casino, closed since 1979. Stopping for a soda on his way home from work, Mike Olson spotted a few men digging...

American Indian artifacts hoard up for auction

I just got an Antique Trader auction alert from ProxiBid and Iron Horse Auctions this morning. Of course I had to go check out what was available in this online sale. (Iron Horse Auctions is AuctionZip auctioneer #8405.) (I just love online auction catalogs, don’t you?! They make antiques and collectibles around the world...

Indy Ad Show experiences another ownership change

INDIANAPOLIS — Bruce and Donna Weir have assumed full responsibility of the Indy Ad Show from partners Doug and Sandra Moore. The Indy Antique Advertising Show is held twice each year at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. Run by B&D Promotions, the event has a loyal following of both customers and dealers, as vintage advertising is...