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Reel to Real, an exhibit that shows the portrayal of law enforcement in pop culture, with toys, props, and memorabilia from iconic cop shows and movies.

Great Collections: The National Law Enforcement Museum

The National Law Enforcement Museum opened its doors to the public in October of 2018, creating for the first time ...
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Tokens of Service: Collecting Military Memorabilia

Tokens of Service: Collecting Military Memorabilia

by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor Remembering and honoring the many who have served our country fills numerous museums, is written ...
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver engaging with athletes in Ireland

Eunice Kennedy Shriver: A Legacy of Advocacy

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher Born in Brookline, Massachusetts on July 10, 1921, Eunice was the fifth in a rapid succession ...
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Mia Hamm rookie card, $34,440, Goldin Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Mia Hamm rookie card, $34,440, Goldin Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rookie card of U.S. soccer legend Mia Hamm sold ...
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A History of National Service: Over the past half-century, U.S. public policy has sought to increase the number of Americans engaged in service activities and volunteering.

A History of National Service: Over the past half-century, U.S. public policy has sought to increase the number of Americans engaged in service activities and volunteering.

In John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961, the President called on all Americans to commit themselves to ...
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Lionel Early Standard Gauge trolley No.1

Lionel Standard Gauge: 1906 – 1940

by Bruce C. Greenberg, Ph.D. Additional copy on Joshua Lionel Cowen provided by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor Joshua Lionel Cowen ...
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Copy of the Declaration, $4.42 million, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of the Declaration, $4.42 million, Freeman’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Signer Charles Carroll’s copy of the Declaration of Independence sold ...
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Longines Express Monarch Canadian railroad pocket watch, 1901

Antiques Peek: Workin’ On The Railroad

by Jessica Kosinski  When you think of the history of railroads and railroad collectibles, you might picture toy trains first ...
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Prince handwritten lyrics, $150,986, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Prince handwritten lyrics, $150,986, RR Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall The handwritten lyrics to the late entertainer Prince’s song Nothing ...
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A vintage 1937 original photograph depicting Baltimore & Ohio Railroad introducing its newest with its oldest. The famous Tom Thumb is posed with a shiny EA built by Electro-Motive Corporation of La Grange, Illinois.

Peter Cooper: An American-Made Model of the 19th Century

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher The venerable Peter Cooper, whose philanthropic life endeared him to every citizen of New York, died ...
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Copy of Avengers #1, $23,125, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Avengers #1, $23,125, Bruneau & Co.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A copy of Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded ...
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“A super-spectacle!” Promo poster for Railroads On Parade.

Railroads On Parade

by Donald-Brian Johnson “Do you think that progress will be swayed By the tea-kettle that this man has made? This ...
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A self-portrait caricature drawing by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, created during the group’s 1992 Nevermind promotional tour, sold for $281,250 at a Music Icons auction held June 11-13 by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Kurt Cobain drawing, $281,250, Julien’s Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A self-portrait caricature drawing by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, created ...
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The Return of Shows: It has not been easy but show organizers are working hard to return to live events

The Return of Shows: It has not been easy but show organizers are working hard to return to live events

This week is the return in full of the Brimfield Antique Shows after over a year's hiatus due to COVID ...
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Original vintage Pennsylvania Railroad poster - A luxury fleet featuring newest Pullman refinements at low travel cost! - showing smartly dressed passengers enjoying the inside of a Pullman train carriage with a waiter serving drinks to people seated at a booth table opposite a man smoking a cigar and holding a newspaper next to an elegant lady on the side and two fashionably dressed ladies talking in front of men at a bar at the end of the carriage, the stylized lettering above and below with details of the trains and their service routes. Selling for $1,349.89 at 1stdibs.com

Pullman: Riding the Rails in Luxury

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher  George Mortimer Pullman was born on March 3, 1831, in Brocton, New York, just four years ...
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A circa 1830 Continental center table, probably German, having a giltwood base lavishly carved with lions, Bacchic masks and floral swags supporting an alabaster top sold for $46,875 at an English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts auction held May 26th by Doyle in New York City.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1830 center table, $46,875, Doyle

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1830 Continental center table, probably German, having a ...
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A US Navy ship’s bridge binoculars from World War II sold for $22,800 at an Arms & Armor auction held May 25-26 by Cowan’s in Cincinnati, OH

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII binoculars, $22,800, Cowan’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A US Navy ship’s bridge binoculars from World War II ...
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Book Bindings Bound For History

Book Bindings Bound For History

by Jim Dawson When discussing the housing of history, creating a safe and protective environment for the written word is ...
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1983 Kenner Star Wars’ Return of the Jedi 65 Back-A Boba Fett sold April 20, 2019, for $875 photo: Bruneau & Co.

Boxed Perfection

by Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers When it comes to the world of Pop Culture collectibles, whether it be ...
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A late 19th century molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting a full-bodied standing Massasoit Indian with bow and arrow atop directional arrow, made by Harris & Co. (Boston) sold for $258,300 at a Fine & Decorative Arts auction held June 8-9 by Morphy’s in Denver, PA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Figural weathervane, $258,000, Morphy’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A late 19th century molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting a ...
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A Leicaflex 35mm camera with a Leitz Summicron 1: 2/90 lens and a Summilux lens 1:1.4/50, sold for $1,280 at a Summer Decorative Arts & Interiors Auction held June 18th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, LA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Leicaflex 35mm camera, $1,280, Crescent City

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Leicaflex 35mm camera with a Leitz Summicron 1: 2/90 ...
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Example of one of many ways to create and access secret storage. photo: woodsmith.com

Secret Storage: Exploring the Hidden Side of Antique Furniture

by Kary Pardy Consider the humble blanket chest: a piece of furniture that might travel with its owners across an ...
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