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Machine Man Robot, $84,000, Morphy Auctions

Machine Man Robot, $84,000, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A circa 1960 ...
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Kobe Bryant rookie card, $34,375, Hindman

Kobe Bryant rookie card, $34,375, Hindman Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium BGS 9 Mint, ...
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Pecan Log Rolls

Stuckey’s: A Sweet Roadside Oasis

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher “You’ve got to be honest with the public. And you’ve got to work. Of course, good ...
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East Sicilian polychrome ware from the 3rd or 2nd centuries, B.C.

Urns: Their History and Collectibility

by Judy Weaver Gonyeau, managing editor Cremation as a form of burial goes back to the Neolithic or Stone Age, ...
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M&M characters over time

M&M’s: Melts In Your Mouth, Not In Your Hands

by Jessica Kosinski There are many fun things you can collect, but branded items are often among the most interesting ...
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Cover and title page of A History of Mourning by Richard Davey, commissioned by Jay’s London Mourning Warehouse to offer rules of etiquette for mourning during the Victorian Age.

Victorian Mourning Warehouses: One-Stop Mourning

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher “MOURNING—Court, Family, and Complimentary—The Proprietors of the London General Mourning Warehouse, Nos. 247 and 249 Regent-street, ...
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Gorgosaurus skeleton, $6.1 million, Sotheby’s

Gorgosaurus skeleton, $6.1 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Gorgosaurus skeleton, ...
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Thrift With Intent: What to look for, how to save money

Thrift With Intent: What to look for, how to save money

Did you know that August 17, 2022, was National Thrift Store Day? News to me. According to NARTS, The Association ...
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This Victorian family home memorial followed the guidelines of the day as far as appropriate height, stand, wreath, and flowers were concerned.

Memorial Flowers: The Oldest Form of Tribute

by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor The arrangement and placement of flowers around the dead are considered the oldest act of ...
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Nantucket curlew decoy, $228,000, Copley Fine Art

Nantucket curlew decoy, $228,000, Copley Fine Art

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Harmon Hollow ...
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Below: Glass/gold/hair mourning brooch, mid-1800s, American, Gift of Miriam W. Coletti, 1993. Public domain, www.metmuseum.org

Mourning Jewelry

By Melody Amsel-Arieli During the Middle Ages, Europeans grieved the passing of loved ones by following a variety of traditional ...
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The National Museum of Funeral History unveiled its new, highly anticipated George H.W. Bush Memorial Exhibit, honoring the 41st President of the United States and his wife, Barbara Bush.

The National Museum of Funeral History: The Heritage of Death Care

While not a favorite topic for discussion, “death care is one of man’s oldest professions,” according to Robert L. Waltrip, ...
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The History of Brand Advertising

The History of Brand Advertising

While branding is and always has been an essential part of building any successful business, standing out from the crowd ...
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An extremely rare 12-cent U.S. postage stamp with a portrait bust of George Washington

Rare 12-cent U.S. postage stamp, $19,520, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium An extremely rare ...
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A wooden nickel given out by the Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home in Danville, KY, promoting their funeral and ambulance services – and a free cup of coffee! Selling on eBay for $3.95

Posthumous Promotions – Funeral Home Promotional Items

by Jessica Kosinski When it comes to collecting death-related items, a large category on which you may choose to focus ...
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s flown Apollo 11 in-flight coverall jacket, worn during the historic 1969 mission to the moon and back,

Buzz Aldrin’s jacket, $2.8 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s ...
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Mourning Dress, 1850 – 1855, wool mousseline Amsterdam Museum

The Evolution of Mourning Wear

by Maxine Carter-Lome Mourning attire has evolved throughout the centuries but one thing that has remained constant, at least in ...
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A Gibson Lucille electric guitar signed by B.B. King,

Signed Gibson guitar, $16,800, Potter & Potter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Gibson Lucille ...
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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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