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A French Atmos perpetual time clock from the 1940s sold for CA$6,490 in an online-only Canadiana & Historic Objects auction held October 24th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: French Atmos Clock, CA$6,490, Miller & Miller

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A French Atmos perpetual time clock from the 1940s sold ...
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 A rare and unusual mosaic tabletop tile by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997)

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Roy Lichtenstein tile, $36,900, Neue Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare and unusual mosaic tabletop tile by Roy Lichtenstein ...
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William Williams Jr. Powder Horn attributed to the carver John Bush. Historic Deerfield, 2005.20.6

Horns of Plenty: Decorated Military Powder Horns in Colonial America

by Erica Lome, Ph.D. On a cool April morning in 1775, Amos Barrett readied his musket and prepared for combat ...
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A thin lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, taken during his postmortem examination, sold for $81,250 in an online auction that ran from August 21-Sept. 12 by RR Auction, based in Boston, MA.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lock of Lincoln’s hair, $81,250, RR Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A thin lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair, taken during his ...
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Triggering Memories with Antiques...Part of the fun of walking through an antique shop is the memories it evokes.

Triggering Memories with Antiques…Part of the fun of walking through an antique shop is the memories it evokes.

Part of the fun of walking through an antique shop is the memories it evokes. How often do you see ...
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A 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Superfractor signed rookie baseball card (#1 of 1) sold for $3.936 million at an Elite Auction held August 23 by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, NJ

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 2009 Mike Trout rookie card, $3.936 million, Goldin Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Superfractor signed ...
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The Game of Black Cat

Two Collectors, One Passion: Pawprints on Paper

By Margaret Carpenter and Alice Muncaster Is it possible for cats to spark a friendship between two people miles (and ...
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A 1926 Baccarat for Isabey “Tresor Cache” presentation of Lys black crystal perfume bottle and stopper as a faceted jewel with cord seal, label and tooled leather box sold for $56,250 at an auction held July 11 by Perfume Bottles Auction in New York City

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1926 Baccarat perfume bottle, $56,250, Perfume Bottle Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1926 Baccarat for Isabey “Tresor Cache” presentation of Lys ...
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Sea captains’ wives and children sometimes accompanied them on voyages and produced a fair amount of scrimshaw. Notably, Sallie Smith, the wife of Captain Frederick Howland Smith, created pieces that are just as highly regarded, if not more so, then those of her male counterparts. Scrimshaw by an unknown artist, ca. 1830-1860 courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

Exploring Antique Technologies – Saving Scrimshaw: How it’s Made and How to Take Care of It

by Kary Pardy If you’re a nautical fanatic, a coast dweller, or a fan of early American arts, you probably ...
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Rare Beswick model of a girl on grey pony 1499 with light green jacket – top auction estimate was $1,000, sold for $1,600 in 2018.

Beswick: A Special Breed of Porcelain Animals

by Maxine Carter Lome, Publisher From 1896 when James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert first established their ...
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Breyer #57 with clock

Antiques Peek: In the Show Ring with Breyer

by Jessica Kosinski There are certain toys that are timeless classics. From Cabbage Patch dolls to Lincoln Logs and Legos ...
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A Gamewell Excelsior fire alarm transmitter with 50 code wheels, in a refinished oak case with beveled-glass front door, sold for $7,800 at a sale of the Brian Maiher collection of railroadiana, petroliana, and antique fire alarms held August 29 by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, OH

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Fire alarm transmitter, $7,800, Milestone Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Gamewell Excelsior fire alarm transmitter with 50 code wheels, ...
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Here Restorations Manager Lisa Ronalter applies pinstriping to a horse bound for the carousel at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT, an antique machine built in 1925 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Great Collections: Art, History, and Entertainment are on Display at the New England Carousel Museum

By Kristen Berggren, Program Coordinator The New England Carousel Museum has been an important fixture in the city of Bristol, ...
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Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) The Horse Fair, 1852–55, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Horse Fair: A Celebration of Rosa Bonheur’s Equestrian Masterpiece

By Erica Lome, Ph. D. Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) The Horse Fair, 1852–55, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art If ...
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A dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring slipped on a new finger for $143,750 in an inaugural Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces auction held online-only, September 16, by Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles, CA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 12.01-carat diamond ring, $143,750, Andrew Jones

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ...
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Diamond, Emerald, Onyx Panthére ring by Cartier

Jeanne Toussaint: Cartier’s Petite Panthére

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher “A woman who revolutionized contemporary jewelry” is how Cartier describes jewelry designer Jeanne Toussaint in the ...
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Reverse glass painting

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Reverse glass painting, $84,000, Thomaston Place

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A scarce British late 18th century reverse glass painting, after ...
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Pushing their Buttons: Campaign Memorabilia

Pushing their Buttons: Campaign Memorabilia

By George Sommers Internet and TV advertising may rule recent political campaigns but campaign buttons, or pinbacks, are still “a ...
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How to use a sextant? Wikihow.com offers a step by step guide with visuals, Davis instruments has a downloadable manual on their website, and there are several other online resources Photo: WikiHow.com

Exploring Antique Technologies – When Antique Technology Still Works: Finding our Way with a Sextant

by Kary Pardy Do You Know Where You’re Going To? In 1714, the British Parliament established the Longitude Act, and ...
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Huanghuali cabinet

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Huanghuali cabinet, $471,000, Christie’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A diminutive Chinese huanghuali compound cabinet and hat chest from ...
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"Collecting Just for Kicks," by Maxine Carter-Lome

“Collecting Just for Kicks,” by Maxine Carter-Lome

My isolation and downtime during the early months of COVID gave me the perfect opportunity to catch up on my ...
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Microscope: 3 convex lenses in the inner cylinder, fitting into shagreen (snakeskin)- covered tube, with gilt-bronze finial cap and tripod stand, optics by Passemant, ingénieur du roi, France, c. 1750 photo: metmuseum.org

The View From Where You Sit: Personal Magnification Devices

by Melody Amsel-Arieli Simple magnification devices, like water-filled spheres and rock crystal (quartz) “burning glasses” were known around the Mediterranean ...
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LeBron James rookie card

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: LeBron James rookie card, $1.845 million, Goldin Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” #78 LeBron James signed rookie ...
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