Odd Antique News

19th century folk art lion brings $1,622

Attesting to the continued popularity of American folk art, this carved and painted folk art lion brought $1,622 at Litchfield County Auctions‘ July 20, 2011 sale in Litchfield, Conn. The finely detailed roaring, semi-crouched lion is from the 19th century and measures 17 inches by 25 inches by 13 inches wide....

Reward offered for stolen Taylor Cook doorstop

The owner is offering a $300 reward for information leading to the return of a stolen doorstop and the arrest of those who stole it. The missing doorstop is a Taylor Cook No. 1, copyright 1930. It was stolen while on display at the Elm Bank Reservation Antiques Show and Sale...

Al Capone’s ‘Police Positive’ revolver sells for $109,080

Photo courtesy Christie’s. SOUTH KENSINGTON, England – Christie’s June 22, 2011 sale of Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms saw the Colt .38 ‘Police Positive’ revolver formerly owned by notorious American gangster “Al” Capone sell for $109,080, earning the top spot in the sale. Perhaps the most famous American gangster of...