Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fred Dennett and The Lakeside Craft Shops

Fred Dennett and The Lakeside Craft Shops

An Entrepreneur Navigates the Arts and Crafts Movement by Peter A. Copeland The Arts and Crafts movement – roughly the period from 1895 to 1915 – had its origins in Great Britain but it promptly acquired adherents in the United States. The Arts and Crafts philosophy of Englishmen John Ruskin and William Morris was enthusiastically […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Revolutionary War chart, $141,600, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1782 Revolutionary War chart of Yorktown from the time of Cornwallis’s surrender to Washington, sold for $141,600 at an auction held Nov. 6-8 by  Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. The chart was deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Also, a preliminary sketch for […]

Collecting Van Briggle Art Pottery

Collecting Van Briggle Art Pottery

by Bill Thornbrook It is a longstanding tradition for travelers from the Northeast to vacation in places with abundant sunshine, magnificent scenery and, let’s not forget, unique souvenirs to bring home. A prime destination for all these reasons has always been the great American Southwest. Among the most favored mementos of a trip to the […]

8th Annual Benefit Antiques Show for the Governor Wolf Historical Society, March 5-6

BATH, PA – On March 5 & 6, 2016,  The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its 8th Annual Benefit Antiques Show in Bath, Pa  (one block off Rt 512).  The Show will be held in the  three historical buildings owned by the society, many in room-settings with corner fireplaces – on both floors of the […]

Collecting African Americana

Collecting African Americana

Collecting with Jeff Jeff Figler Sometimes collectibles are right in front of your eyes and you just don’t realize it. I have known of people who were conducting house sales and did not realize that some of what they were selling was rare. Old 45s that you might think are absolutely worthless may be extremely […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Republic of Mexico bond, $8,555, Archives International

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1865 bond of the Republic of Mexico, signed by General Gaspar Sanchez Ochoa, who was dispatched to the U.S. by Mexico as a secret agent after that country’s invasion by France in the 1860s, sold for $8,555 at a two-day, two-session auction held […]

Return to Craftsman Farms: Gustav Stickley in the Twenty-First Century

Return to Craftsman Farms: Gustav Stickley in the Twenty-First Century

By Erica Lome The year 1916 marked the final issue of Gustav Stickley’s influential periodical The Craftsman, which introduced American audiences to the British-derived Arts and Crafts movement. Nearly a hundred years later, many of Stickley’s distinct products – ranging from furniture and lighting to carpets and textiles – continue to appeal to collectors. Yet […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: California gold map, $39,000, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A map of the California gold region, published in Boston in 1848 and a precise tracing of the map of pioneer and land surveyor James Bidwell by Thomas Larquin, an American businessman and entrepreneur, sold for $39,000 at Part 3 of The Warren Heckrotte […]

Collector's Showcase: February 2016

Collector's Showcase: February 2016

Rudy Ciccarello: From Collector to Curator From the early collecting days in 1997 to the summer of 2004, Rudy Ciccarello, founder of Florida Infusion Services, a combination I.V. Therapy Pharmacy, Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Nursing Agency, and nationwide distributor of pharmaceuticals, amassed one of the largest collections of important examples of the Arts & […]

Largest Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Ever Preserved Offered at Heritage Auctions

Lennon’s hair was shaved for his 1966 role in “How I Won the War,” offered Feb. 20 in Dallas DALLAS – A substantial lock of John Lennon’s Beatles Mop Top hair  – cut of in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the 1966 film “How I Won the War” is expected to sell […]