Monthly Archives: April 2016

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt/Vickers machine gun, $16,100, Rock Island Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Colt/Vickers Model 1915 “Balloon Buster” Class III machine gun sold for $16,100 at a Regional Firearms Auction held Feb. 25-28 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a pair of engraved Henry rifles (the predecessor to the Winchester rifle) hit […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Cooking with Kitchenalia Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of us, I grew up in a house where the kitchen was the center of family life. From hanging around my grandmother’s kitchen I learned to cook, appreciate holiday traditions, and preserve my family’s culinary heritage.  The cast iron pots, molds, mixing bowls and other items used to […]

Jeffrey S. Evans Antiques, Fine & Decorative Arts Auction April 30

CRAWFORD, VA, April 4, 2016 Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will hold a cataloged auction of fine and decorative arts on April 30 beginning at 9:30 am ET. The large auction consists of a diverse range of offerings and features Virginia, Mid-Atlantic, and New England collections and estates, including objects from the private collection of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1864 Lincoln campaign flag, $23,656, Hake's Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1864 Abraham Lincoln-Andrew Johnson oilcloth campaign parade flag with the candidates’ names across the banner’s 13 stripes sold for $23,656 at a Pop Culture Auction held March 15-17 by Hake’s Americana in York, Pa. Also, an 1812 $5 gold capped bust half eagle […]

Museum Highlights: April 2016

Museum Highlights: April 2016

Glass Magic: Then and Now On Exhibit through May 1 Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, Ohio The Columbus Museum of Art is currently featuring an century-spanning exhibition on glass titled “Glass Magic: Then and Now.” Bringing together a collection of ancient glasswork from the Israel Antiquities Authority with the Museum’s own holdings of modern and […]

Diverse Markets Management Flea Markets Receive Recognition

Outdoor markets managed by Diverse Markets Management (DMM) continued to make news this month-both in local recognition and ramping up for new seasons! Despite its smaller size due to development on its previous site, The Flea Market at Eastern Market was still named Best Flea Market 2016 by readers voting in the annual City Paper Best […]

William Robinson Leigh’s iconic Indian Rider may bring $400,000 at Heritage Auctions

Comedian/philanthropist Jerry Lewis’ own, commissioned Norman Rockwell original art for ‘Cinderfella’ may bring $300,000+ in May 7 American Art Auction DALLAS – Offered for the first time at auction, William Robinson Leigh’s iconic Indian Rider, 1918, is expected to exceed $400,000 on May 7, in Heritage Auctions’ spring American Art Auction in Dallas. With its […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan 1991 sneakers, $12,000, Philip Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of black sneakers game-worn by Michael Jordan during the 1991 NBA championship playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers while he was a member of the Chicago Bulls, signed by the star, sold for $12,000 at an auction held Feb. 27 by […]

Up to Snuff

Up to Snuff

Collecting Antique Snuff Boxes Story and Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Hmmmm… Just what are those elaborate little boxes intended for, anyway? Trinkets? Change? Cufflinks and earrings? Breath mints? The answer: none of the above. These exquisite examples of design artistry are actually snuff boxes, the must-have fashion accessory which took the world by storm, during […]

Collector's Showcase: April 2016

Collector's Showcase: April 2016

The Gillinder Glass Man Bill Thomas has been a glass man for decades, with interests as diverse as the many types of glass he collects. A noted glass authority and historian, an active glass club member and a show promoter, Bill’s glass collection includes over 2,000 pieces – some on display in his home, some […]