Tag Archives: Victorian

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $355 (30 bids, 14 bidders): Victorian 6-Panel KPM Porcelain Lithophane Lampshade. Five of the six lithophane panels in this antique Victorian lampshade measures 4 7/8” wide by 5 ¾” tall and are signed KPM.

What’s Selling on eBay: April 2017

What's Selling on eBay: April 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,521 (19 bids, 3 bidders): Victorian 1870s silk boots – court dressmaker Madame Elise. An extraordinary pair of red and blue silk boots with turmeric yellow ribbon lacing, bells and gilded heels-made to match

For the “Love” of Tennis Collecting

For the "Love" of Tennis Collecting

Collecting tennis memorabilia can be challenging, fun, and rewarding. Discovering a tennis treasure, whether it is a postcard one doesn’t have, or a Victorian garden umpire chair, thrills the true collector. Tennis memorabilia, compared to that of golf and collecting

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, $78,775, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A red 1959 Chevrolet Corvette sports car with the original 283 c.i. engine and four-speed transmission, in like-new condition, roared away for $78,775 at an auction held Jan. 7

What’s Selling on eBay: January 2017

What's Selling on eBay: January 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,513 (22 bids, 8 bidders): 1910 Sector Watch – Retrograde Jumping Time Pocket Watch – running. A rare Art Nouveau design watch with retrograde jumping time indicator. The watch is very rare; in the

Victorian by Design

Victorian by Design - Parlor Crafts and the Age of Refinement

Parlor Crafts and the Age of Refinement By Erica Lome “In the household, china-painting affords amusement for the girls in the family during the hours their brothers and father leave for business, and return in the evening. To many such

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Collecting with Jeff by Jeff Figler One collectible item is really a pair. If you have ever had a meal at someone’s home, or at a restaurant, and let’s face it, who has not, you are bound to see a

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2016

What's Selling on eBay: June 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,426.45 (25 bids, 10 bidders): Solid Silver Shooting Butt Marker, London 1899. A beautiful condition, rare, late Victorian solid silver game shooting butt marker, which was made by London silversmith John Milward Banks and

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Victorian giraffe piano, $26,450, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A late Victorian giraffe piano in art case harp form, mahogany with gold leaf, signed Frank Teupe, 8 feet 9 inches tall, one of only seven made, sold for