Monthly Archives: October 2019

Great Collections: October 2019

Great Collections: October 2019

My Hand-illustrated Envelopes by Collector Allan Weiss I got started collecting the hand-illustrated envelopes when a stamp dealer friend showed me 10-12 of Gladys Adler’s hand-illustrated envelopes with ladies in fancy hats. He knew my interest in folk art and asked me, “Are these folk art?” I had never seen anything like them before and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt Walker Revolver, $1.035 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt Walker Revolver, $1.035 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The last martial Colt Walker revolver, in museum-worthy condition, sold for $1.035 million at Premier Gun Auction #77 held Sept. 6-8 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a John Ulrich Winchester 1895 that once belonged to famed Western author Zane […]

Broadsides: Insight from the Library of Congress Collection

Broadsides: Insight from the Library of Congress Collection

When it comes to evidence of historic events, broadsides – a large printed sheet of paper used to inform, proclaim, report or announce things of interest – are often viewed as such. Often used as “infomercials,” broadsides were produced to promote. The Library of Congress houses one collection referred to as “Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries […]

Journal of Antiques & Collectibles to Host New Year’s Day Show

Journal of Antiques & Collectibles to Host New Year's Day Show in Sturbridge MA

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – a national monthly magazine for dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts of antique collectibles – will be hosting The Antique Collectibles Show in Sturbridge, MA, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center on New Year’s Day 2020. Managed by Weathervane Enterprises, Inc., publisher of Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 35-Star Flag Folk Art Table, $18,000, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Civil War-era, 35-star, solid wood flag folk art table, honoring West Virginia’s admission to the Union on June 20, 1863, sold for $18,000 at an auction held September 7th by Woody Auction in Douglass, Kan. Also, a Quick Meal Model 407-16 salesman’s sample […]

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Enthusiastic About Ephemera by Maxine Carter-Lome Merriam-Webster defines ephemera as “something of no lasting significance – paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use.” Yet to collectors, these pieces of history on paper are anything but “minor transient documents of everyday life,” as they were once […]