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An early illustration of the McCormick Reaper, 1847

Cyrus McCormick: The Father of Modern Agriculture

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher At the age of 22, Cyrus McCormick created the first grain-harvesting machine in the United States: ...
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault entrance

Great Collections: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, ...
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A 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar sold for $350,000 at the sale of the Neal Schon vintage guitars collection held July 31st by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, TX

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar, $350,000, Heritage Auctions

  Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar sold ...
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1. Club fire buckets were decorated with their chosen logo, and few examples are as impressive as this Adroit Fire Club example from Salem, MA, ca. 1820. Emblazoned with the club’s name, the owner’s name, and the motto “Delay Not,” this striking example depicts men fighting to save a Federal-style house from burning. According to Sotheby’s, which sold the bucket for $40,000 in 2020, other examples from the Adroit Fire Club carry on the theme of the burning house surviving. photo: Sotheby’s, Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh, 2020

Exploring Antique Technologies: Leather Fire Buckets – Painted Americana at its Most Helpful 

by Kary Pardy Imagine you lived in the 17th or 18th century. Chances are good that you would be surrounded ...
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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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