Tag Archives: New England

Let’s Go To The Fair!

Let’s Go To The Fair!

By Bill Thornbrook It seems people can find almost any excuse to throw a party. And a party is even more fun when the whole community is invited. That’s the principle behind fairs and festivals. Celebrations begin with “first night”

Collector’s Showcase: November 2016

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Calm, Cool, and Collected There is no doubt that information is flowing to us in greater amounts and from different directions than ever before. What to buy, where to go, who to see, what to listen to… it has been

There Once was a Basket from Nantucket

There Once was a Basket from Nantucket

By Erica Lome Basket making is one of the earliest and most prevalent forms of folk art in the United States. First developed by Native Americans and later adopted by early colonists and settlers, baskets have a long history as

Collector’s Showcase: March 2016

Collector's Showcase: March 2016

The J. Cheney Wells Clock Collection at Old Sturbridge Village The J. Cheney Wells collection of over 100 early New England clocks is not what one would expect to find when visiting Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, an early

Publisher’s Corner: December 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

From Our Holiday Table to Yours Holiday dinner at my grandparents’ house when I was growing up meant the privilege of eating in the Dining Room, a formal, imposing, and mostly unused part in the house reserved for good company

McInnis Gallery to auction items from Bill Johnson Estate, July 10-11

Bill Johnson was a colorful character that was well known throughout New England as a collector of antiques, advertising and items that reflected the local culture/color. If you are a dealer or auctioneer in New England, chances are you knew

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles - 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – 19th century carved eagle, $1,989, Copake Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century carved and gilded pilot house eagle sold for $1,989 at an unreserved estate auction held Aug.

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: 1776 U.S. silver dollar, $1.41 million, Heritage Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A 1776 Continental silver dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of

Bookshelf: Maine – The Wilder Half of New England

Bookshelf:  – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 By: William David Barry Publisher: Tilbury House Pages: 290 Price: Paperback $30 This is a concise, solid, and surprising overview of 500 years of Maine history, from first contact