Tag Archives: China

White House China

White House China

Excerpted with permission from Official White House China From the 18th to the 21st Centuries by William G. Allman The house in which the President of the United States lives has always had a great fascination for American citizens who

The Royal Connection

The Royal Connection

By Judy Gonyeau When Queen Elizabeth was preparing to celebrate her 90th birthday, a beautiful set of china was commissioned by the Royal Collection Trust, which is dedicated to preserving European royal art collections. But how does one go about

What is China?

What is China?

Ceramics, in its broadest term, defines the art of making any object from clay by baking it. Just as the term “vehicle” can mean car, airplane, or spaceship, the term “ceramics” includes a like number of variations, either in design

Publisher’s Corner: September 2017

Publisher's Corner: September 2017

Sorting Out the China by Maxine Carter-Lome Bone China, Fine China, Porcelain; then there is Soft Paste, Hard Paste, Ivory China, Bone Porcelain… People unfamiliar with the distinction use the words interchangeably and generally refer to this category of tableware

The Wristwatch

Collecting with Jeff By Jeff Figler When I was in China a few years ago, there was a gentleman in my traveling group that owned a print shop in the Phoenix area. From an outside vendor he negotiated to buy

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

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1942 Chinese banknotes, $20,060, Archives Int’l

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1942 Farmers Bank of China banknote trio sold for $20,060 at a two-day, three-session sale held Dec. 11 and 14 by Archives International Auctions in Fort Lee, N.J.

“Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives” – Long Island’s Finest Antiques Show Celebrates 61 Successful Years!

MANHASSET, NY – OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2015: The Congregational Church Of Manhasset and Flamingo Eventz are pleased to announce that the 61st Annual Manhasset Antiques & Decoratives will be held Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25 at the

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chefoo Bank $2 banknote, $8,430, Archives International

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chefoo Bank $2 banknote, $8,430, Archives International

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A circa 1900 Chefoo Bank $2 issued private banknote sold for $8,430 at an auction held May 24 by Archives International Auctions in Hong Kong, China. Also, a 1910

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Netherlands trial specimen, $9,195, Archives International Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A beautiful Netherlands Trading Society $5 color trial specimen sold for $9,195 at an auction held Sept. 27 in Hong Kong,