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Up to Snuff

Up to Snuff

Collecting Antique Snuff Boxes Story and Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Hmmmm… Just what are those elaborate little boxes intended for, anyway? Trinkets? Change? Cufflinks and earrings? Breath mints? The answer: none of the above. These exquisite examples of design artistry

More Than 5,000 Vintage Fashion Items to Cross Auction Block May 10th & 11th

Purple Sequined Gown

Rare historic and vintage clothing from museum and institutional collections will be auctioned at Augusta Auctions 8th annual spring vintage auction event. Lovers of historic textiles and vintage clothing have been planning their 2016 pilgrimage to the Sturbridge, Massachusetts venue

Gavels n Paddles

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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Colt/Vickers machine gun, $16,100, Rock Island Auction

Colt-Vickers machine gun

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Colt/Vickers Model 1915 “Balloon Buster” Class III machine gun sold for $16,100 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 25-28 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island,

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2016

What's Selling on eBay: May 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $363 (21 bids): Plique a Jour Antique Silver 925 Scoop This antique Plique a Jour scoop is in very good condition. Royal shades of purple, blue, red, green and yellow adorn this beautifully crafted

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles

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The Artistry of Amanda Conner Debuts at GEM

The Artistry of Amanda Conner Debuts at GEM

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn “In the world of hardcore comic book fans, it’s not always an easy thing to get the seasoned veterans and excited newcomers to agree on what’s good, much less what’s great or even spectacular.

On the Road to… Illinois

Published On the Road To... Illinois

Welcome to “the Prairie State.” From its big cities to small towns, Illinois offers something for everyone – outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers, history buffs, foodies, antique shoppers… Get your kicks on Historic Route 66 by taking in the many kitschy,

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A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found by Mike McLeod Perhaps you have heard the story of Forrest Fenn, the New Mexico millionaire who has hidden a treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of Digital Learning and Engagement

Open for business! Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, May 2015 at Norman Rockwell Museum.

Stockbridge, MA, May 14, 2015—Norman Rockwell Museum announced today the hiring of Rich Bradway as the Museum’s new Director of Digital Learning and Engagement. Funding for the position was made possible through a grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation

  • 2016 Show Dates: May 10-15, July 12-17, September 6-11

    Three times a year the Town of Brimfield, Massachusetts plays host to what has become known as the largest outdoor antiques & collectibles show in the country. This six-day event, held annually in May, July, and September, comprises 21 fields and show venues along an extended stretch of Route 20, and attracts over 5,000 dealers and vendors and over 30,000 collectors and enthusiasts from around the country.

    Guide to Brimfield May 2016