Monthly Archives: June 2016

Collector's Showcase: June 2016

Collector's Showcase: June 2016

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University Whether you are a student, professional chef, collect kitchenalia or just appreciate history, cooking and food, the Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, should be at the top of your list for a visit. Located on the Harborside Campus of Johnson & Wales University, this 25,000-square-foot […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Happy Chopper by Banksy, $140,800, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An artwork by legendary graffiti artist Banksy, titled Happy Chopper (2002), sold for $140,800 at a Street Art & Contemporary Art Auction held April 30 by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. Also, Banksy’s Untitled (DJ & Crane) from 1999 brought $128,000; Banksy’s Heart Boy […]

The Nutmeg Grater: A Kitchen Collectible, And So Much More

Story and Photos by J. E. Klopfer The well known antiques writer Mary Earl Gould was the first to introduce mechanical nutmeg graters to modern collectors, when her 1958 book Tin & Toleware featured her collection of six graters. In today’s market, her examples are of the more common varieties, with rare kitchen-mechanical nutmeg graters […]

The Whitney Houston Collection presents artifacts of beloved singer’s career in Los Angeles public auction

June 24-25, 2016 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills; offered by the Whitney Houston Estate; more than 100 pieces of memorabilia document the career of one of the top pop superstars of the last 30 years; awards, stage-worn costumes, gold records, passports and more. BEVERLY HILLS – The Whitney Houston Collection, more than 100 pieces […]

A livestream auction from the royal manufacturing grounds of KPM, June 25

On June 25, 2015, at 3 pm CET, the leading online auction house Auctionata presents a very special auction in cooperation with the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur (KPM) Berlin: entitled “KPM Only”, the auction invites bidders into the production place of the oldest existing handcraft establishment in Berlin and will present 265 show-pieces and rare porcelains […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Washington article, $173,000, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A newspaper printing of a journal that then 23-year-old George Washington kept and which was published in the March 1754 issue of The Maryland Gazette sold for $173,000 at an auction held April 11 by Bonhams in New York. In the article, Washington, then […]

Antiques Peek: June 2016

Antiques Peek: June 2016

by Jessica Kosinski Hot-Pads, Potholders and Trivets When it comes to kitchen collectibles, some of the most fun to collect are potholders (pot holders), hot pads, and trivets. In this issue, let’s take a peek at how they have changed over the years, why people collect them, and what kinds are available today. Collecting Potholders […]

Antiques in the Church Yard – A July 4th Tradition!

Rhinebeck, NY; Barn Star Productions and the Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church invite you to join us for the 36th Annual Antiques in the Church Yard Show on Monday, July 4th in South Salem, New York. Come celebrate Independence Day on the lovely and bucolic church grounds which will be bustling with antiques and collectibles […]

Defining Your Space: Kitchen Storage

Defining Your Space: Kitchen Storage

by Franceen Munson The kitchen, perhaps more than any room in a house conjures up more memories and associations than any other, with its smells of favorite foods, images of beloved people and shared times, and the general warmth of home. It was the hub around which much of family life was spent in the […]

New dates for the Maine Antiques Festival in 2016

After 34 years of the festival being held on the 2nd full weekend of August, festival organizers have decided to move it to the first full weekend with the 2016 dates being August 5,6&7. The date changes are in effort to distance Maine’s Largest antiques event from other major antiquing events in the northeast formerly […]