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Vintage Hawaii “state” survey maps purchased for $800

A grouping of Hawaii “state” survey maps found a new home for a final bid of $800 against a presale estimate of $275 to $375 at Old World Auctions Feb. 16, 2011. The territory surveys, touted as “an exceptional set of large, brightly colored maps” in A+ condition, included Hawaii (1901, 31 inches by...

Congrats to a new year (and new look) for Goldmine

Goldmine Magazine, our sister publication, underwent some pretty impressive changes at the turn of the year. The verdict from subscribers and advertisers has been overwhelmingly positive. The magazine looks super cool and has a broad range of articles, interviews and features for lovers of vintage music memorabilia, vinyl records and even vintage posters. After...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: DIY art restoration? NOT!

Bread, garlic, onions and potatoes may sound yummy if you’re hungry, but some people believe that they can clean works of art with them. Here is their reasoning: each of these foods has moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the painting wet. However, these foods also leave behind bacterial residue,...