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1790 tall case clock, $92,250, Pook & Pook

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1790 tall case clock, $92,250, Pook & Pook

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A rare, circa 1790 ...
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Louis Marx toy motorcycle, $22,800, Milestone Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Louis Marx toy motorcycle, $22,800, Milestone Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Louis Marx & ...
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Iron frame double-hinged spectacles with tear drop loops, ca. mid-18th century

Collecting Ophthalmic Antiques

Photos and information by Ron Harmic at www.medicalantiques.com, and www.CollegeofOptometrists.org The 19th-century customer had a wide choice of corrective visual ...
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Comic Books: Not Just For Reading

Comic Books: Not Just For Reading

Remember when a comic book cost less than $.20? We had a candy store down the block from my elementary ...
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A rare American Flyer G. Fox & Co. S gauge toy boxcar train, from a limited production set made in 1946, sold for $18,975 in a two-day, online-only Toy & Train auction held Aug. 11-12 by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, NY

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: American Flyer boxcar, $18,975, Weiss Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare American Flyer G. Fox & Co. S gauge ...
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December 2021: Stylin’ in the 19th Century

December 2021: Stylin’ in the 19th Century

We often hear the word “dandy” applied to wealthy, fastidiously dressed, 19th-century gentlemen unduly devoted to themselves, their image, and ...
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Munnings equestrian works, $662,500, Andrew Jones

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Munnings equestrian works, $662,500, Andrew Jones

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A pair of paintings ...
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Johnny Ramone guitar, $937,500, RR Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Johnny Ramone guitar, $937,500, RR Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium The Mosrite Ventures II ...
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1910 Saturday Evening Post advertisement for the Lucky Curve pen, Parker’s second patented pen.

Great Collections: The Parker Pen Archive at Heritage House

Back in 1888, George Safford Parker (1863-1937) was working part-time as a seller and repairman of fountain pens. As he ...
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Prepared to Record History: Inkwells

Prepared to Record History: Inkwells

By Melody Amsel-Arieli Writing systems have existed since ancient times. Sumerians, for example, used a stylus to create meaningful wedge-like ...
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Collecting & Preserving Seeds: An Insurance Policy for our Future

Collecting & Preserving Seeds: An Insurance Policy for our Future

Our October issue explores the historical roots of the American harvest. You may question what that has to do with ...
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A Lesson on the History of Desks

A Lesson on the History of Desks

If you are one of those people who feel ‘any surface will do,’ then it might be hard to understand ...
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1848 Paperweight made by Baccarat

Antiques Peek: Decorate Your Desk

by Jessica Kosinski When talking about collectibles related to writing, it is impossible to ignore the topic of paperweights. Before ...
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Twain working at his messy desk at his home.

The Writing Desks and Habits of Famous Authors

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher It is said that Kurt Vonnegut used his hardwood floor as his desk. He worked from ...
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An Evinrude porcelain flange sign with excellent gloss and color, rated 8.9, 21 inches by 18 1/2 inches, sold for $30,750 at the Iowa Gas Auction held Aug. 5-6 by Route 32 Auctions in Des Moines, Iowa

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Evinrude porcelain sign, $30,750, Route 32 Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall An Evinrude porcelain flange sign with excellent gloss and color, ...
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“John Deere Plows. The Gilpin Sulky,” Deere & Company, 1895

John Deere: Master Blacksmith & Innovator

By Judy Gonyeau, managing editor John was born into a family of six children on February 7, 1804. His father ...
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Thomas Dugan’s Probate Inventory. Massachusetts Archives

Worldly Possessions: The Material World of a Black Farmer in New England

By Erica Lome, Ph.D. In 1827, an obituary posted in the Concord, Massachusetts, newspaper Yeoman’s Gazette noted the passing of ...
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These 14 various almanacs with wear and tear throughout recently sold at auction for $20. Photo:lofty.com

The Almanac: A Guide to the Future

By Kaitlin Servant Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” This well-known piece ...
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The cover of an 1896 catalog from the Robert Buist Co. in Philadelphia

The Tradition of Heirloom Seeds

With Rich Giordano If you travel back in time to 175 years ago, chances are you are a farmer. Your ...
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This 2011 photo depicts Bob Olding of Damilic Corp, a leading present-day manufacturer of signature machines, demonstrating the vintage Autopen Model 80. The machine uses levers and your favorite pen to duplicate programmed signatures, and while this can be a lifesaver for public officials, many in the government still use it sparingly. Though President Bush received a Justice Department Ruling in 2005 to sign a bill via autopen, he opted not to, and went out of his way to sign in person. Photo: via USA Today and Damilic Corp, Associated Press, 2011

Exploring Antique Technologies: Acing the Autopen – Helping Collectors Feel More Confident with Mechanical Writing

by Kary Pardy Footage from a 1950s 9-second video shows a grey, boxy machine using mechanical levers to exactly mimic ...
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A 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, one of only 19 built, sold for $9.52 million at a Monterey Auction held Aug. 12-14 by Sotheby’s in Monterey, CA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT, $9.52 million, RM Sotheby’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, one of only 19 ...
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A framed acrylic on canvas painting by Frank Sinatra, a floral-themed work signed “Sinatra/89” lower right, sold for $38,400 at a Disneyana & Pop Culture Sale held July 30th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Painting by Frank Sinatra, $38,400, Potter & Potter

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A framed acrylic on canvas painting by Frank Sinatra, a ...
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An 1882 Proof 66 trade dollar sold for $16,800 at a Coins and Currency auction held July 28th by Alderfer Auction in Hatfield, PA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1882 trade dollar, $16,800, Alderfer’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall An 1882 Proof 66 trade dollar sold for $16,800 at ...
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1915 Kerr Self Sealing 1 Qt Mason Jar

Canning the Harvest

by Jessica Kosinski Fall in New England is a beautiful time of year. It brings to mind images of crisp, ...
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A color, semi-gloss photograph of Elvis Presley, inscribed to Ed Sullivan, “To Mr. Ed Sullivan, My sincere thanks to a great guy, Thanks, Elvis Presley,” sold for $19,445 in an online auction held June 25-July 14 by RR Auction in Boston, MA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Signed Elvis photo, $19,445, RR Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A color, semi-gloss photograph of Elvis Presley, inscribed to Ed ...
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