At the Wisconsin location, this Eiffel Tower telephone, SSN 3109, with black cords, is listed at $2,500. (Ref. #225.) Photo courtesy Creator’s Touch Ministry. A permanent location has been found for the H.G. Allen Telecommunications Historical Museum (Read Antique Trader, … Read More +
>Show reports, auction results and research >>Get it all delivered for just a $1 an issue! Lucian Freud’s etching, Woman With an Arm Tattoo, (1996), sold at Sotheby’s Australia Aug. 23, 2011, one month after the artist’s death. Numbered 12/40 … Read More +
DAYTON, Ohio — The Northeastern Spoon Collectors Guild (NSCG) announced that they will host the 2011 souvenir spoon convention in Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 14-17, 2011. This year’s event is themed “Spooners Fly High.” Dayton, known as the “Birthplace of Aviation,” … Read More +
An autographed Virginia Squires ABA road jersey game worn in 1972-73 by Julius “Dr. J” Erving smashed through the existing record for a basketball jersey at auction in Grey Flannel’s May 11, 2011 sale with a final bid of $190,414.
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If you were able to ask an appraiser on TV or an auctioneer could they, in fact, precisely define the concept of patina for you? Probably not. As it turns out, the definition of patina is a lot like the definition of pornography. It’s hard to say what it is but you know it when you see it.
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Faith Bradford (1880-1970) spent a great deal of her life creating and collecting miniatures. After her retirement from the Library of Congress in 1949, Bradford contacted the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum to offer them her exhibit, as she never married … Read More +
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Harry Costa’s shop, Just Things, is a 6,000-square-foot specialty store that is filled with collectibles just waiting to be discovered. Read More +
The variety of human expressions cast as jewelry is vast. So are values, styles and quality. Technically, a face pin might be a museum-quality cameo carving worth thousands of dollars or a major plastic physiognomy by Elzac’s Elliot Handler. In this column jewelry expert Kathy Flood reviews the use, art and values of faces in figural costume jewelry. Read More +
Between Napoleon’s attempt to conquer Egypt and Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1924, the country became the ultimate traveler’s destination. Fortunately, not every tourist could afford to ship a mummy or a priceless artifact home. For those with greater scruples or less cash, postcards hit the racks in the early 1900s.
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