Common to most 19th-century Shenandoah Valley households, the ubiquitous pie or food safe is the focus of a multi-year research project launched in August 2010 as "The Virginia Safe Project." Researchers are requesting those who have pie/food safes, or other related 19th-century architectural or furniture forms displaying punched-tin panels (e.g. sideboards, slabs, cupboards, cabinets, interior doors), contact them to be included in this study. One goal is to produce a database of Virginia punched tin-paneled furniture to compare elements of design and construction throughout the Old Dominion.
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Bruce and Vicki Waasdorp have just completed their annual fall pottery auction. The sale consisted almost exclusively of American decorated stoneware and redware. But this auction had a surprising twist as the top lot in the sale was a Canadian piece. Read More +
RENO, Nev. — For two days, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, 2010, Holabird-Kagin Americana Auctions will host a comprehensive sale of the finest historic and collectible Western Americana. Read More +
RICHMOND, Va. — Motley’s Auction & Realty Group of Richmond, Va., will hold its blockbuster anniversary sale Sept. 29-30. This two-day sale will feature approximately 1,000 lots of antiques, silver, jewelry, clocks, fine art, Oriental rugs and more. Read More +
RED WING, Minn. – An impressive 10-gallon Red Wing double-handled threshing jug with birch leaves drew the highest bid at this year’s Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) Auction, bringing $7,100. Read More +
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The original antiques week did it again, filling this northern New England city with antiques, dealers and antiques collectors to experience what several customers called the best shopping in the country for Americana. Read More +
PITTSBURGH – A rare botanical antique art collection hit the auction blocks earlier this year to pay for the long-term care of James J. White of Pittsburgh. Read More +
Bottle collecting is alive and well: collectors are digging and trading and record pricing is bringing new attention back to the wide world of bottles.
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MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. — On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates conducted its semiannual cataloged auction of Americana, Fine Antiques & Decorative Arts. The 567-lot auction began at 9:30 a.m. ET and concluded in just under five hours. Read More +
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A private collector has consigned one of only two known Sleepy Eye trade signs that adorned the famous mill in Minnesota. Read More +