LONDON – Stanley Gibbons’ new auction room at 399 Strand was packed out for its Foreign, British Commonwealth and Great Britain Public Auction on June 23 even though it had to compete with the England vs. Slovenia World Cup match. Read More +
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Collectors looking for postcards, photographs, books, music, calendars, documents, magazines, prints, and more ephemera will find much to choose from at the Great Eastern U.S. Antique Advertising, Book and Paper Show at the Allentown, Pa., Fairgrounds July 17. Read More +
The scouting experience for a boy in the United States is at one time very unique and personal, but on another level, the same in every cub pack, scout troop and venture crew. Read More +
IRVINE, Calif. — Greg Martin Auctions’ sale on June 26-27 features an exceptional range of antique arms and militaria, including items from noted collections – many coming to auction for the very first time. Read More +
THURMONT, Md. — Estate sales are not just about mossy mansions and hopeful heirs. They are sometimes living auctions, which either garner ready cash or clear out extensive collections to make way for more.
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You are about to read the worst act by an Antiques Roadshow appraiser you will ever read. Read More +
Interest in buttons, as historic artifacts and pieces of artwork, gained nationwide attention in the 1930s. Collecting buttons soon became the number one hobby among women and No. 3 overall (after coins and stamps). Although times were hard and money scarce, many people still seemed to have boxes of buttons in attics. Read More +
You’ve probably seen those old cast iron seal presses sitting on a lawyer’s desk or in a courthouse office. You may have noticed you see them less frequently than you did 20 or 30 years ago. Inked stamps have replaced embossed seals for 99 percent of their former uses and cast iron seal presses are fast becoming part of America’s past. Read More +
NEW YORK – Some of the rarest, most famous and valuable postage stamps of France, Germany and China – from the extensive collection of renowned Wall Street money manager Bill Gross – will be sold in a public auction conservatively estimated to bring $1 million or more.
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Make a list of the premiums offered free from local taverns and you’ll probably come up with a list of reusable plastic cups, a can cooler, maybe a key chain or two.
That wasn’t the case 100 years ago. Read More +