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The Civil War Collector – April 2014

The Civil War Collector - April 2014

The Civil War Collector – April 2014 by John Sexton Q: Dear John, I stumbled across your website whilst trying to research two sabres I have recently acquired here in England. I am an antique furniture dealer based in the U.K. and was passed a pair of what I think are Confederate sabres from someone […]

Buying and Selling – Valuing Old Style Cut Diamonds

Buying and Selling – Valuing Old Style Cut Diamonds

Buying and Selling – Valuing Old Style Cut Diamonds The Antique Jewelry Marketplace by Edward Lewand (w/guest contributors) Over the last 20 years or so, old style “antique cut” or “old mine” diamond cuts have gained in popularity. Some feel they have a warmer feel to them and others feel they are brighter, but whatever […]

Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built

Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built

Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built by Katharine H. Campbell Sandwich Celebrates! The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, Cape Cod’s oldest town and the “town that glass built” celebrates its 375th anniversary in 2014. Festivities abound as Sandwich enthusiastically honors both its beginnings and looks to its future.  Partnering in these endeavors, the Sandwich […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles April 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles April 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles April 2014 issue features “Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built” by Katharine H. Campbell, and “Buying and Selling – Valuing Old Style Cut Diamonds” by Edward Lewand. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Gavels N’ Paddles”, “Guess What?“,  and more, subscribe to the Journal […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – February 2014

Rosewood cabinet, $149,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Russian icon of Jesus, $19,520, Crescent City A circa-1910 Russian icon of Jesus by Khlebnikov, with enameled silver riza and the imperial double-headed eagle mark for Moscow, 5 ¼ inches by 4 ¼ inches, sold for $19,520 at an auction held Dec. […]

“The Gossips” are Back in Town

“The Gossips” are Back in Town

“The Gossips” are Back in Town “The Gossips,” one of Norman Rockwell’s most popular paintings, has returned to Norman Rockwell Museum to be displayed for a limited time. Created by Rockwell for the March 6, 1948 cover of The Saturday Evening Post, the original painting was previously on loan to the Museum for over two […]

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips This column is devoted to pieces of gaming memorabilia OTHER than the CHIP! by Sheldon Smith There are so many items of casino memorabilia to collect that the hobby is truly diversified. Some of them are included here. If it has a casino name on it […]

Buying and Selling Jewelry On-line

Buying and Selling Jewelry On-line

Buying and Selling Jewelry On-line By Edward Lewand For the past year I have noticed more and more people are buying and selling on the internet. Even my wife sells jewelry and miscellaneous items, everything from shoes and small “interesting” things (that I would have thrown out). She sells these items not for a lot, […]

Spider-Man Collection Sells, Zombies Return to GEM

Spider-Man Collection Sells, Zombies Return to GEM

Spider-Man Collection Sells, Zombies Return to GEM By J.C. Vaughn Amazing Spider-Man Collection Sells at Pedigree Comics A CGC-certified Apparent 9.2 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 featuring the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, topped Pedigree Comics’ January Grand Auction, the company’s first ever character-centric auction, when it sold for $19,600. Company President and CEO […]

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found by Mike McLeod Perhaps you have heard the story of Forrest Fenn, the New Mexico millionaire who has hidden a treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The chest holds gold coins, gold nuggets, gold dust, Pre-Columbian animal figures, rubies, diamonds, hammered gold […]