Museums

Historical society finds room for antique telephone collection

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, “Calling for help”); that is, a home for the museum’s antique telephone collection has...

Lucian Freud’s anti-abstract realism fascinate high-end collectors

>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 and initialed ìL.F.î, the hammer price recorded was $72,940. Abstraction was the prevailing trend...

Spoon collectors meeting in Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 14-17

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,” is the home of the Wright Brothers Museum, The Air Museum at Wright-Patterson Airfield...

Imagination takes form in ‘America’s Doll House’

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 and had no heir to leave her treasure. The only contingency for the gift...