Monthly Archives: September 2016

From Forge and Furnace

From Forge and Furnace

A Celebration of Early American Iron by Erik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts and Numismatics, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation The upcoming exhibition From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron opens November 24, 2016 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. This hard, often black […]

Morphy Auctions' September Premier Toys, Dolls, Marbles, And Figural Cast Iron Sales Event, Sept. 23-24

This two-day auction includes almost 1,300 lots of extraordinary vintage toys and childhood ephemera, with museum-quality selections across all the most popular collecting categories.  Denver, Pennsylvania, September 5, 2016 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is pleased to announce this million-dollar Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dilley golden plover decoy, $103,500, Guyette & Deeter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An outstanding golden plover decoy by John Dilley sold for $103,500 at a Summer Decoy Auction held July 28-29 by Guyette & Deeter, Inc. (based in St. Michaels, Md.) at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, N.H. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Dilley golden plover decoy, […]

The Overwhelming Comic-Con

The Overwhelming Comic-Con

Comic Character Collectibles By JC Vaughn While our schedule at Gemstone Publishing may change from year to year, we know that one of the fixtures on it will be a trip to Comic-Con International: San Diego. While the New York Comic Con has most likely topped it in attendance, nothing in North America matches the […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rare 1928 perfume bottle, $33,000, IPBA Convention

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare 1928 Parfums de Marcy trompe l’oeil presentation “Le Bracelet Miraculeux” perfume bottle, which held five scents and was disguised as an Art Deco bracelet, sold for $33,000 at the 28th annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA), held May 29 […]

Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show – to be held September 17th

BOXBOROUGH, MA – SEPTEMBER 17, 2016: Flamingo Eventz is pleased to announce the return of the popular Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Books & Advertising Collectibles Show. This is the original Boxborough Paper Show where you’ll find all things Paper – from classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Maryland appliquéd quilt, $9,360, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A fine pieced and appliquéd Maryland Lone Star quilt, likely made by Mary Seeds Moon (born circa 1806), the mother of Emily Quail Moon (1844-1906), in Baltimore around 1840, sold for $9,360 at a Textiles & Sewing Auction held July 16 by Jeffrey S. […]

A New Nation

A New Nation

Tools and American Life in the Pilgrim Era By Erica Lome Almost four hundred years ago, Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. This story is often told in classrooms, museums, and tours — and for good reason. Much of the American narrative is founded on the activities and actions of this rag-tag group of settlers who […]

The September, 2016 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair To Offer The Finest Antique Books

The September, 2016 Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair To Offer The Finest Antique Books and Ephemera To Ever Bridge The Brooklyn Borough The third annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair features almost 100 dealers as well as a jam-packed agenda of special highlights, including interactive performances, a vintage photography exhibit, book signings, and hands-on workshops, among others.    […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jacob Eby tall case clock, $10,620, Ahlers & Ogletree

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early 19th century mahogany Federal tall case clock made by Jacob Eby (Mannheim, Pa., 1776-1828) sold for $10,620 at a Summer Collections & Estates Auction held Aug. 27-28 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, GA. Price includes 18 percent buyer’s premium. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: […]