Monthly Archives: August 2016

Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Tools of the Trades By Maxine Carter-Lome Eli Whitney is credited as saying “We can’t make anything until we make tools.” That’s the take-away from this month’s issue. Every profession has its tools of the trade, and those tools have evolved as our needs have evolved and as technology has guided us. Tracking that evolution […]

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Antiques Peek: August 2016

Animals in Advertising by Jessica Kosinski Advertising is a huge industry, and it’s not a new one. Ads go back for as long as people have been trying to sell products. Some of them have involved catchy slogans, songs, or logos. But many of the most successful and long-lasting advertising campaigns have involved animals. Some […]

The Lifetime Advertising Collection of Gus and Trisha Brown…

The Lifetime Advertising Collection of Gus & Trisha Brown to be sold by Showtime Auction Services October 7-9 The three-day event, with over 2,000 lots, will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. ANN ARBOR, Mich.  The advertising collection of Gus and Trisha Brown, more than 80 antique cash registers from the Eric […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Coca-Cola Collectibles: It’s The Real Thing Dan Deane of San Bernadino, California is more than a Coca-Cola fan – he leads their fan club as president of the National Coca-Cola Collectors Club. A retired police officer, Dan has been collecting Coke memorabilia for over 35-years, his interest and passion having more to do with the […]

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,337 (38 bids, 13 bidders): Silver Figural Miniature Harp Mechanical Propelling Pencil and Seal. The pencil has a ring slider that extends the nozzle, and it is fully working so the lead propels when the nozzle is turned. The harp is engraved on the frame on both sides and […]

Road Art

Road Art

By Don Weberg While motoring enthusiasts normally collect cars, motorcycles and trucks as the obvious items of choice, they also frequently accumulate collections of associated paraphernalia known to Mecum Auctions as Road Artô. Known also as Automobilia or Petroliana, Road Art includes a number of items related to motor vehicles such as signs, streetlights, cans, […]

A Bounty of Important Marine Art Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August 27-29

Dominance in 19th Century shipbuilding helped establish Thomaston, Maine’s reputation as “The Town that Went to Sea”, and local auction company Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will extend this maritime tradition with the incredible collection of fine marine paintings to be featured in their Summer Feature Sale on August 27, 28 & 29. The sale will […]

Poster for D.W. Griffith’s Civil War classic film, Birth of a Nation, brings in $74,687 at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – A one sheet poster for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic The Birth of a Nation– considered to be one of the most controversial and explicitly racist films of the early 20th century – sold for $74,687 to an HA Live! bidder for more than three times expectations in Heritage Auctions’ summer Vintage Movie Posters […]

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Museum Highlights: August 2016

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum The Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis, MO The Saint Louis Art Museum is currently showing Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, an exhibition charting the development of folk art in America while pondering the motivations for artists who were at times considered […]

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Fine Art, Asian & Antiques sale, August 24-26

James D. Julia will be holdings its annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques sale on August 24th-26th, 2016. This nearly $6 million sale is chock-full of the highest quality and most desirable merchandise and has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most anticipated auctions of the year. The sale offers an astonishing […]