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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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Kurt Cobain’s 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar played in the grunge rock group Nirvana’s breakthrough hit and 1991 music video Smells Like Teen Spirit sold for $4.5 million at a Music Icons auction held May 20-21-22 by Julien’s Auctions in New York City. Also, Johnny Cash’s owned and stage-played 1956 Martin model D-21 acoustic guitar hit $437,500; and the pink gown and accessories worn by Madonna in her classic music video Material Girl went for $287,500.

Kurt Cobain guitar, $4.5 million, Julien’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium Kurt Cobain’s 1969 ...
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Danna Crawford inducted into eBay Hall of Fame in 2008

Danna Crawford: A Treasure Hunter who Knows the Business

Danna Crawford is a self-made social-marketing expert who went from having three jobs while raising her family to creating her ...
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Star Wars: Out of this world values

Star Wars: Out of this world values

Over the last 25 years since the first Star Wars movie hit theaters, legions of fans around the world have ...
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The Fast Fashion Impact on the Thrift Store Marketplace

The Fast Fashion Impact on the Thrift Store Marketplace

Are you familiar with the term “fast fashion?” If not, you should be. It’s the hottest trend in the apparel ...
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Oil on board painting by Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1901-1970), titled Black Truck (1967), sold for $326,660 in an online-only Canadiana & Decorative Arts auction held May 14th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada.

Maud Lewis oil painting, CA $413,000, Miller & Miller

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium Oil on board ...
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Trade Token dated 1666 photo Jason Sandy

The History of the Mudlark

by Jessica Kosinski A lark is a type of bird, so when you hear the term “Mudlark” you might think ...
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A collection of six Newcomb Pottery pieces sold for $11,938 at an Important Estates Auction held May 13-14 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, LA.

Newcomb Pottery group, $11,938, Crescent City

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A collection of ...
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Completed Bench by Leif Johnson

Upholstery Across the Ages

by Leif Johnson, TLC Upholstery, Palmer, MA, interviewed by Judy Gonyeau The true beginnings of upholstery took place in Ancient ...
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A U.S. one-cent stamp commemorating the Pan American Exposition of 1901 with an inverted center

U.S. 1901 one-cent error stamp, $5,500, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A U.S. one-cent ...
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History Hunting in the Great Outdoors

History Hunting in the Great Outdoors

With the start of summer the antiques trade traditionally moves business outdoors. Fields, fairgrounds, and outdoor venues, dormant through the ...
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Circa 1850 “Hourglass” Saratoga trunks (top and right) photo: Paul Norton

One Hundred Years of American Trunk Innovation

By Paul Norton Trunks and travel articles tell a story of adventure and intrigue. The impulse to travel—into town or ...
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A 1992 Tommy Boy Carhartt jacket sold for $3,780 at Sotheby’s.

Carhartt: The Original Workwear Brand

by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor In 1889, the Industrial Revolution was up and running thanks to the practice of mechanical ...
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August 1954 cover featuring Young Americana Fashions for 1954 during the “Decade of [Jennifer] Daves”

Vogue: America’s Fashion Bible

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher On December 17, 1892, American businessman and socialite Arthur Baldwin Turnure published the inaugural issue of ...
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Buster Brown & Tige cast iron still bank c. 1915 made by A.C. Williams in Ravenna, Ohio

Buster Brown Collectibles Bustin’ Out All Over

by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever heard of Buster Brown? If so, you are not the only one. For well ...
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JOA Cover June 22

Making Fashion History

Every year on the first Monday in May, everybody who’s anybody in the world of fashion and celebrity attends or ...
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Wheeler duck decoys, $216,000, Copley Fine Art

Wheeler duck decoys, $216,000, Copley Fine Art

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A pair of ...
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Baird Coca-Cola clock, $17,010, Jeffrey S. Evans

Baird Coca-Cola clock, $17,010, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Baird Chicago-era ...
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Hallmark’s 2009 Cousin Eddie’s RV Ornament National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation selling on eBay for a very high price of $575. Pricing generally runs from $99 to $400.

When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher “On January 10, 1910, a teenager from Nebraska stepped off a train in Kansas City, MO, ...
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John H. Belter Rococo Revival rosewood carved and laminated tête-à-tête, chair ca. 1850-1860

The Courting Chair

by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor When two were courting in early 19th century France, Victorian England, or during America’s Gilded ...
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Boba Fett prototype figure, $204,435, Hake’s Auctions

Boba Fett prototype figure, $204,435, Hake’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Kenner 1979 ...
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Star Wars: From Toys to High-Valued Collectibles

Star Wars: From Toys to High-Valued Collectibles

Over the last 25 years since the first Star Wars movie hit theaters, legions of fans around the world have ...
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Magic: The Gathering card, $45,000, Bruneau & Co.

Magic: The Gathering card, $45,000, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Magic: The ...
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Victorian Locket

Lockets: Holders of Keepsakes and Love

by Jessica Kosinski Love is a beautiful thing. It is so beautiful, in fact, that there are many symbols of ...
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