Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gavels 'N Paddles: Antique root beer dispenser, $35,650, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'N Paddles: Antique root beer dispenser, $35,650, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Jim Dandy Root Beer dispenser in like-new condition, descended in the family of a Buffalo, N.Y. pharmacist, sold for $35,650 at an auction held May 8-9 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a collection of items pertaining to Civil War Union Capt. […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Thomas Hill painting, $180,000, Shannon's

Gavels 'N Paddles: Thomas Hill painting, $180,000, Shannon's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An oil on canvas Yosemite scene by Thomas Hill (Am., 1829-1908), titled Fishing on the Merced River, signed and dated 1891, sold for $180,000 at a Spring Fine Art Auction held April 23 by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Milford, Conn. Also, an untitled […]

Fred Harvey Collectibles Evoke Nostalgia for a Bygone Age of American Tourism

Fred Harvey Collectibles Evoke Nostalgia for a Bygone Age of American Tourism

By Paula A. Baxter Travel hospitality and tourist souvenirs were the watchword of the Fred Harvey Company, and this Midwestern business company helped promote the allure of leisure touring at the time when the great railroads were opening the West to those who wanted to visit. Fred Harvey (1835-1901) was British-born and sought entrepreneurial success […]

High-Grade Vintage Card Set to Highlight at Memory Lane’s Upcoming Summer Break Auction

Several top quality complete sets and near complete sets, including T205, E93, 1952 Topps and 1957 Topps will be parceled out to new homes as part of the largest auction the company has ever conducted.    TUSTIN, CA— Vintage card collectors looking to upgrade their sets will have a chance to do that—and then some– when […]

Robert Edward Auctions Delivers Record-Setting Results in Historic $7.54 Million Baseball Auction!

T206 Wagner Soars to $1.32 Million; 1916 Ruth Rookie Sets New Mark at $204,000; Countless Auction Records Shattered at REA!!! Collectors of high-end baseball cards and memorabilia were understandably glued to Robert Edward Auctions as prices soared to astounding levels across the board during the record-setting April 25, 2015 auction. An incredible 121 lots sold […]

American Cut Glass Association Annual Convention July 15-18

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of Brilliant Era cut glass will come to the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel next July 15-18 for the largest annual sale of rare antique crystal. The four-day Convention of the American Cut Glass Association attracts top dealers who enjoy brisk sales from multi-million dollar inventories. Buyers find unprecedented opportunities to acquire […]

On the Road to… The Berkshires

On the Road to... The Berkshires

Nestled between New York and Connecticut in the furthest reaches of Western Massachusetts, the Berkshires is a destination for anyone that loves antiquing, the Arts, nature and food. The Berkshires has a long and rich history inspiring writers, artists, musicians, thought leaders, farmers, skiers, hikers, chefs, dancers… While the Berkshires embraces a world-class Arts community, […]

Publisher's Corner: July 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

The “Road Trip” Immortalized in literature, song, and movies, the road trip is as American as apple pie, baseball, and hot dogs. We all have stories of family road trips and driving vacations, and most probably the souvenirs we purchased along the way. The souvenir is a tangible memento of the tourist experience. The tourism […]