Imagine walking across a field with a metal detector and finding $5 million worth of Roman coins. Dave Crisp of Wiltshire, England, did just that, amazing himself and the world with his find. Maybe there’s a little treasure hunter in all of us, especially those who pursue antiques and collectibles.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers of Fine Art and Antiques is offering the Ken Oden collection of African American and African postcards and ephemera Aug. 24-25. The collection consists of more than 40,000 individual pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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...