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Cautionary tales & advice for disposing of art

Cautionary tales & advice for disposing of art

Anyone who has had to help a family member move or downsize, or been left with the responsibility of emptying ...
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Marilyn Monroe gown

Marilyn Monroe gown, $218,750, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A gown and ...
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Mount Lebanon sewing carrier, made of brown-stained & varnished gumwood, 1920s-40s. Inset: Interior of Mount Lebanon carrier is purple brocade, with matching pincushion.

The Shakers Get Fancy: Sewing-Related Fancy Goods of the Northeast Shakers

By Diane Dolphin (Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are by the author, Diane Dolphin. All items shown are currently or ...
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A rare, circa 1905-1910 Tiffany Studios Poppy leaded-glass table lamp sold for $541,200 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held June 8-10 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA.

Tiffany ‘Poppy’ table lamp, $541,200, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A rare, circa ...
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Mourning the Past

Mourning the Past

Every culture - every religion - every person - mourns in their own way. The sentiment behind that expression, however, is ...
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Rendering of new Shaker Museum, designed by Selldorf Architects, that will break ground in Chatham, NY in August, 2023.

Shaker Museum

Shaker Museum, located in Mount Lebanon, NY, was lauded by The New York Times as being, “Widely considered the country’s ...
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Experience life as a Shaker: A brief history tour of five village sites

Experience life as a Shaker: A brief history tour of five village sites

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher Step back in time and experience a simpler way of life, separated from the ways of ...
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A rare Edgar Allan Poe letter signed and dated Aug. 24, 1846, in which he offers his condolences to a fellow writer, sold for $154,958 in an online auction held April 15-April 22 by RR Auction, based in Boston.

Edgar A. Poe signed letter, $154,958, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A rare Edgar ...
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What’s hot this summer besides the weather?

What’s hot this summer besides the weather?

After what seems like years physically distanced from the shows and markets that make antiquing and collecting such an exciting ...
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Single board tiger maple rectangular top, 18 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches, single drawer below with three dovetails, classic cherry Canterbury dimpled drawer pull, elegant turned and tapered legs, with a medial circular scribe line, Canterbury, NH, c. 1840-1850. Sold for $6,500, June 2022 Willis Henry Shaker Auction

The Shaker Experience from Willis and Karel Henry’s Point of View

Interview by Maxine Carter-Lome publisher Willis Henry Auctions, Inc., a Massachusetts-based auction company of antiques and fine art, has been ...
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A Selection of Shaker Brooms from Shaker Museum

A Good Broom and Brush

by Jessica Kosinski If you are looking for furniture that is as useful as it is beautiful, Shaker furniture is ...
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A Star Wars 1978 “Double Telescoping” Luke Skywalker production action figure, graded AFA 90, one of only two examples graded at that level, sold for $100,252 at a Spring Premier Auction held June 12th by LCG Auctions in New Orleans, LA.

Luke Skywalker figure, $100,252, LCG Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Star Wars ...
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Elmer and Bernadette Duellman

Elmer Duellman: Turning a Passion Collection into a Museum

Interview by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher On September 14-17, 2022, the lifelong collection of Elmer Duellman and his Elmer’s Auto and ...
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The Catherine Orr House today.

Dating and Preservation at Colonial Williamsburg: And How Hints Lead to Change

By Dani Jaworski, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Manager of Architectural Collections, and Jenn Wilkoski, Shirley and Richard Roberts Architectural Historian, ...
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A gold Omega Speed- master wristwatch, No. 19, one of only 28 made and presented to Apollo 11 moon mission astronaut Michael Collins, circa 1969, sold for $765,000 at a Fine Watches & Timepieces Signature Auction held June 1st by Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

Astronaut’s wristwatch, $765,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A gold Omega ...
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The Shakers Come to America

The Shakers Come to America

When our children were growing up we lived in western Massachusetts and within an easy drive to two Shaker Village ...
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1516 A.D. sold for $4,125 at a Minerals Galore & Western Americana auction held June 2-5 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, NV.

288-pound meteorite found in China, $4,125, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium 1516 A.D. sold ...
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Hoban’s 1793 north elevation drawing reduced the building from three to two floors because of a concern that there was not enough stone at the government quarry to complete both the Capitol and the President’s House. – White House Historical Association, Original Plans Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society Title image: This drawing has also been used in the title image of this article and has been edited for clarity of viewing

Building the White House

By Lina Mann, Historian, The White House Historical Association “I wake up every morning in a house that was built ...
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Can Antiques Survive on Main Street?

Can Antiques Survive on Main Street?

Small, independent businesses in towns across America are once again feeling the effects of a changing economic climate brought about ...
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A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch (ref. 6263) slipped onto a new wrist for $90,000 at a Spring Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction held May 19th by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, CA.

Rolex Daytona watch, $90,000, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Rolex Daytona ...
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In 2020 we closed on a c.1740 house in Brookfield, MA

Our (Very) Old House

By Kaitlin Servant In January 2020 we said goodbye to the house we had lived in for the past ten ...
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1870s Furnace Register

As Grate As It Gets – Antique Heating Grates

by Jessica Kosinski As someone who lives in an older home, I have a strong appreciation for the charm of ...
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A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe race car sold for 135 million euros ($142 million) at an invitation-only auction held May 5th by RM Sotheby’s at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, $142 million, RM Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A 1955 Mercedes-Benz ...
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buying in person tag sale

A New Road Map to Buying In Person

by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor Not too long ago, buying good used or antique items in person was the thing ...
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My Old House Story

My Old House Story

Every old house has a story. Here is mine: In 1998, my husband and I said goodbye to our corporate ...
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