For years the general store served as the place to connect with the community and purchase day-to-day necessities. Here are six fantastic examples of general store collectibles....
A Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate from 1856 and three 'witching balls', which are examples of Americana, will come to auction Dec. 17-18.
Despite having limited historical information, a 19th century Punch cigar store wood figure, 69 1/2 inches tall with a contemporary base, soared to $102,600 during an autumn auction offered by Showtime Auction Services.
Melanie C. Thomas provides a history lesson on Christmas ornaments, including the trend-setting role the British royal family played during the 19th century.
Topping all lots in a Show Time Auction Oct. sale that saw $1 million in sales was a coin-op Pepsin Gum dispenser, that topped $57K before the gavel fell.