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1907 Saint-Gaudens gold coin

1907 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, $4.75 million, Heritage Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra ...
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Mid-Century Modern: Still Hot in 2022?

Mid-Century Modern: Still Hot in 2022?

After falling out of fashion in the 80s and 90s, Mid-Century Modern is back as one of the biggest interior ...
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Freedman’s mechanical bank, $174,000, Bertoia Auctions

Freedman’s mechanical bank, $174,000, Bertoia Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium An original Freedman’s mechanical ...
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The 18th century threshing barn at Clover Hill in Albemarle County, Virginia. While slightly modified over time, the building essentially stands as it did when Thomas Jefferson visited in 1796 to view the wheat threshing machine installed by William Douglas Meriwether. photo: Jennifer Wilkoski, 2017

Agricultural Buildings in the Colonial Capitol and Beyond

An overview of 18th century agricultural buildings in Williamsburg, VA, and throughout the greater Chesapeake Region by Jennifer Wilkoski Shirley ...
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Barn Find: 1969 Dodge Daytona

My Top Six Barn Finds

By Ryan Brutt, The Auto Archaeologist Barn Find: A barn find is a classic car, aircraft, or motorcycle that has ...
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Vintage antique wooden cast iron mini barn pulley

Pull These Over

by Jessica Kosinski If you love the look and feel of old-fashioned barns, you are not alone. Many people love ...
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Dr. Renz’s Herb Bitters bottle, $24,250, American Bottle Auctions

Dr. Renz’s Herb Bitters bottle, $24,250, American Bottle Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Dr. Renz’s Herb ...
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U.S. Army Captain George Armstrong Custer’s gun holster, dispatch case, belt, and brass buckle from the Civil War sold for $37,500 at a November Wonders: Western Americana Auction held Nov. 18-22 by Holabird Western Americana Collections in Reno, NV.

Custer’s Civil War gun holster rig, $37,500, Holabird Western Americana

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium U.S. Army Captain George ...
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Portrait of Thomas Jennings Dry Scouring Inventor

Thomas Jennings: “Dry Scouring,” U.S. Patent No. 3306x

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher In 1820, Thomas L. Jennings (1791–1856) was a well-known tailor among gentlemen of wealth and taste, ...
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Barns: A Disappearing Icon on the American Landscape

Barns: A Disappearing Icon on the American Landscape

Travel our country’s backroads and no doubt your view will include time-forgotten, weathered-worn barns, enduring symbols of America’s earliest settlement ...
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The 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded to George D. Snell, sold for $275,000 at an auction held October 30th by Nate D. Sanders in Los Angeles.

1980 Nobel Prize, $275,000, Nate D. Sanders

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium The 1980 Nobel Prize ...
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Paul Revere engraving, $429,000, Doyle

Paul Revere engraving, $429,000, Doyle

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium Paul Revere’s iconic, hand-colored ...
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Decorative Arts & Antiques Market Trends of 2021

A Look at Decorative Arts & Antiques Market Trends for 2021

A barometer of what’s hot and what’s not in the antiques trade is Asheford Institute’s annual Decorative Arts Trend survey ...
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The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Logo

America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro League Baseball got its start thanks to the increasing popularity of two things after the Civil War: baseball and ...
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Figure 2. Shirt (detail), English and American, c.1790. White, plain-weave linen. Historic Deerfield, Gift of the Cooley Family, Hartford, Connecticut, direct descendants of Col. Elisha Porter, 2017.30.3. photo: Penny Leveritt. 18th century Boston tailoring trade

Behind the Seams: Enslaved Labor in the 18th century Boston Tailoring Trade

By David E. Lazaro, Curator of Textiles, Historic Deerfield In late summer of 1741, Boston tailor Richard Billings (1699-1776) announced ...
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Attributed to Dave Drake, Lewis Miles’ Stoney Bluff Pottery, Edgefield, South Carolina, circa 1850. Alkaline glaze. Inscribed “LM” for Lewis Miles and marked for capacity with six dots and two slashes.

Edgefield Pottery and Dave The Potter

by Jessica Kosinski For over 200 years, the area near Edgefield, South Carolina has been known for a unique style ...
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Modern serving ware designs for Chase, by Russel Wright. Clockwise from left: Cocktail Ball on Olympia Saucer; Pancake & Corn Set; Devonshire Pitcher; Antarctic Ice Bowl; Individual Coffee Set; Ice Bowl & Tongs.

Around the House with Art Deco

By Donald-Brian Johnson • Photos by Leslie Piña “Art Deco was the last truly sumptuous style.” – Alastair Duncan, Art ...
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Trio of mesh purses by Whiting and Davis (from l-r) a compact purse with Guilloche enamel compact top; iconic skyline of New York; and enameled color using the Cubist style

Art Deco Purses

by Paula Higgins Art Deco purses are highly sought after, currently among the most desired of all antique and vintage ...
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A vintage Apple-1 computer, known as the Chaffey College Apple-1 as it was originally purchased in 1977 by an electronics professor at the school (who sold it the following year to a student for $650) sold for $500,000 at a Postwar & Contemporary Art + Design sale held Nov. 9 by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, CA.

Early Apple-1 computer, $500,000, John Moran

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A vintage Apple-1 computer, ...
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A Hopi Sikyatki revival pottery bowl, likely made by the celebrated potter Nampeyo, sold for a little more than $9,000 at a Native American Indian Sale held October 27th by Pook & Pook, Inc. in Downingtown, PA.

Hopi Indian pottery bowl, $9,000, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium A Hopi Sikyatki revival ...
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The Cover of the February 2022 Issue of The Journal of Antiques& Collectibles. Stories behind a marginalized history

The stories behind a marginalized history

February is Black History Month, an annual, national recognition of the people and stories of nameless, faceless contributors to our ...
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Two J. Schmidt black glass perfumes with Oriental Neiger Bros. jeweling.

Czech Art Deco Vanity

by Marsha Crafts and Bonnie Salzman photos by Marsha Crafts The formation of the country of Czechoslovakia at the end ...
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Astronaut Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 cuff checklist, which provided instructions for man’s last moonwalk (in 1972), and held handwritten notes for the last words spoken from the surface of the Moon, sold for $744,000 in an auction held Sept. 26-Oct. 21 by RR Auction in Boston.

Apollo 17 cuff checklist, $744,000, RR Auction

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall All prices include the buyer’s premium Astronaut Gene Cernan’s Apollo ...
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Jazz Cocktail Tray, ca. 1930s, painted wood and metal, glass photo: Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

Great Collections: The Traveling Exhibition “American Art Deco: Designing for the People”

The exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People investigates a dynamic period in American history and culture when the ...
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Cunard's illustrious Queen Mary

Gone to Sea: The Art Deco Ocean Liners

By Bill Miller Ocean liners were once described as the “greatest moving objects made by man.” They were also great ...
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