The 50th anniversary of the moon landing, mid-century modern and vintage clothing are among the most popular areas for young and old buyers alike according to the Antique & Decorative Arts annual survey from the Asheford Institute of Antiques.
Various pieces of early and seldom-seen jewelry by master jewelry designer Georg Jensen changed hands at auction June 9-11, through Rago Arts & Auction Center.
It’s not everyday a woman’s fashion accessory gets to pull double duty as a weapon, but according to advertisements in noted magazines such as Harpers Weekly, from the late 1890s to about 1920 that’s exactly how some manufacturers advertised their hatpins.
Holding an article of vintage fashion from another era makes you wonder how many women had a grand time wearing this particular piece of material history. Where did they go? How incognito had they been? One of the more fulfilling joys of this wacky world we call vintage fashion is in the interesting artifacts we find, but the most rewarding aspect is the fabulous people met along the way. Dec. 30, 2010
Captain William B. White spent a lifetime collecting many different antique and vintage items. Come April 5, the pilot's collections begin to cross the auction block.