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Thimble Collecting: A Small Passion

Thimble Collecting: A Small Passion

By Bridget McConnel It is useful to have some idea of the history and the earliest known examples of needles, awls, pushers and thimbles to understand why people collect thimbles – a rather insignificant industrial device to stop fingers from

CollectorCorkscrews.com Auction Highlights the Beauty & Functionality of Corkscrews


What makes collectors compete hard for a corkscrew which ends up selling for thousands of dollars? There’s no one answer. In a recent www.CollectorCorkscrews.com auction, very different styles of corkscrew excited collectors and attracted high bids. One type is the

Gavels n Paddles

What's Selling on eBay

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Historical shirt of armor, $2.3 million, Rock Island

Historical shirt of armor

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A historical shirt of armor dating back to a 15th century Egyptian sultan sold for $2.3 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 4-6 by Rock Island Auction

What’s Selling on eBay: January 2016

What's Selling on eBay: January 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod Overall appraiser notes: in making evaluations concerning the relative prudence of monetary decisions involving collecting, it comes to mind that collectors are usually different and make decisions based on emotional rather than fiduciary concerns.

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles

On The Road To...

Captain Action Meets Ultraman

Captain Action Meets Ultraman

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn When writer-collector James Long documented a previously forgotten bit of Captain Action history, it didn’t seem very likely that he was actually uncovering a bit of the action figure’s future. First, it’s difficult to

On the Road to… New Mexico

On the Road to... New Mexico

Perhaps nowhere else does art and architecture capture the vernacular and cultural landscape as perfectly as in New Mexico; a place where modernism and primitivism comfortably coexist. The last two decades of the 1800s saw a migration of artists to

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A Child’s World: Childhood in 19th Century New England

Coral and Silver Rattle, 1825

A Child’s World: Childhood in 19th Century New England New Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Opens October 13 In an age before super-sized toy stores, pampered children, and helicopter parents, a new concept of a child’s formative years

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

  • The Journal's 2016 Show Directory is your year-long resource for antique shows, flea markets, and vintage bazaars across the country. For additional shows and updated information throughout the year, view our Upcoming Antique Shows calendar.

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