You never know what you'll find when people open the doors to their homes for an antiques appraisal. In this feature article, Antique Trader contributor Dr. Anthony J. Cavo shares the story of unexpected finds, including an 1863 blueprint of a Civil War fort, during an assessment.
The oldest Nobel Prize to ever come to auction - awarded in 1902 to German scholar Theodor Mommsen - will be presented by Heritage Auctions Jan. 7-8.
Examples of fine art, regulator clocks, a stunning chandelier, and vintage medals and badges are coming before bidders during May in June at Bidsquare.
Token and medal dealers from across the country will converge on Reno, Nev. Aug. 30-31 for the annual National Token Collectors Association show, bringing with them displays of everything from gunfighter tokens to unique gold medals depicting states in the union.
Amid 1,700 lots of militaria that came up for bid, a flat copper button from the inauguration of George Washington, 34mm sold for $1,645 and a rare “Fighting Observer” wing from an archive pertaining to parachute pioneer Lt. John H. Wilson sold for $8,438.
About 6,800 lots from all areas of historic antiquities and militaria – antiquities, arms and armor, arts and crafts, hunting collectibles, orders as well as collectibles from history and military history – will be offered for bidding at Hermann Historica’s spring auction April 23-May 4.