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1983 Kenner Star Wars’ Return of the Jedi 65 Back-A Boba Fett sold April 20, 2019, for $875 photo: Bruneau & Co.

Boxed Perfection

by Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers When it comes to the world of Pop Culture collectibles, whether it be ...
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A late 19th century molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting a full-bodied standing Massasoit Indian with bow and arrow atop directional arrow, made by Harris & Co. (Boston) sold for $258,300 at a Fine & Decorative Arts auction held June 8-9 by Morphy’s in Denver, PA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Figural weathervane, $258,000, Morphy’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A late 19th century molded and gilded-copper weathervane depicting a ...
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A Leicaflex 35mm camera with a Leitz Summicron 1: 2/90 lens and a Summilux lens 1:1.4/50, sold for $1,280 at a Summer Decorative Arts & Interiors Auction held June 18th by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, LA

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Leicaflex 35mm camera, $1,280, Crescent City

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Leicaflex 35mm camera with a Leitz Summicron 1: 2/90 ...
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Example of one of many ways to create and access secret storage. photo: woodsmith.com

Secret Storage: Exploring the Hidden Side of Antique Furniture

by Kary Pardy Consider the humble blanket chest: a piece of furniture that might travel with its owners across an ...
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July Column: History Contained - A less literal, more 'out-of-the-box' interpretation of the topic

July Column: History Contained – A less literal, more ‘out-of-the-box’ interpretation of the topic

For this month’s theme, “History Contained,” we selected feature subjects that reflect a less literal, more ‘out-of-the-box’ interpretation of the ...
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The original Smithsonian Institution Building, commonly known as the “Castle,” was designed by architect James Renwick and constructed between 1847 and 1855. The Castle houses the Smithsonian Visitor Center and administrative offices, as well as the James Smithson crypt.

Museums: Containing Collected History Over Time

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher Museums, in their many forms, are a universal experience shared by most people in this country, ...
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Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme assiste pres d’une fenetre (1932)

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Picasso painting of his muse, $103.41 million, Christie’s

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Pablo Picasso’ portrait painting of his muse (Marie-Thérèse), titled Femme ...
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Janet Jackson jacket, $81,250, Julien’s Auctions

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Janet Jackson jacket, $81,250, Julien’s Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall Singer Janet Jackson’s epochal Rhythm Nation jacket with 1814 metal ...
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The Ripley’s Museum at night on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Antiques Peek: Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

by Jessica Kosinski Atlantic City has one of the most well-known boardwalks in the United States, and arguably the world ...
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Letter from Hamilton to Madison, $113,850, Lion Heart Autographs

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Letter from Hamilton to Madison, $113,850, Lion Heart Autographs

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A letter written by Alexander Hamilton to James Madison in ...
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Pageant Poster from 1925 with the accompanying trophy and a photograph of Miss America 1925, Fay Lanphier, who came to the title by way of being Miss Santa Cruz 1924, the 1925 Rose Queen, and then Miss California 1925. 

Celebrating Miss America

by Melody Amsel-Arieli In 1921, Atlantic City, New Jersey offered East Coast vacationers far more than sun, sand, and sea ...
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Supertest petroliana sign, CA$21,240, Miller & Miller

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Supertest petroliana sign, CA$21,240, Miller & Miller

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Canadian Supertest Service Station double-sided porcelain hanging sign from ...
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Boardwalk Memories

Boardwalk Memories

Talk about boardwalks and almost everyone has a favorite and memories to share. Growing up in New York City and ...
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Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1920s

The Atlantic City Boardwalk: A Wooden Walkway to the Sea

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher Atlantic City, New Jersey is home to one of the most famous and oldest boardwalks in ...
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A 19th century Northwest Coast whale totem pole featuring a polka-dotted whale with a raven perched on its tail and a man’s face at the base sold for a little over $17,000 at a Native American Indian Auction held March 24th by Pook & Pook in Downingtown, PA.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Whale totem pole, $17,000, Pook & Pook

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century Northwest Coast whale totem pole featuring a ...
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Boot Roy Rodgers

Collectomania! Savoring Those Souvenirs

By Donald-Brian Johnson A lady of my acquaintance collects souvenirs with a vengeance. If she’s seen it, visited it, or ...
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A typed signed letter by Albert Einstein, dated March 10, 1954, sold for $28,800 at a Fine Books and Manuscripts sale held March 13th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, IL

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Einstein signed letter, $28,800, Potter & Potter

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A typed signed letter by Albert Einstein, dated March 10, ...
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Owning a Share of Sports History

Owning a Share of Sports History

If you are like most sports fans and collectors of sports memorabilia, you can’t help but be blown away by ...
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Heres New England Cover

Here’s New England! On the Road with the WPA

By Erica Lome, Ph.D. In the 1930s, no road trip across America was complete without a travel guide from the ...
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A J & E Stevens (American) Girl Skipping Rope cast-iron mechanical toy bank in pristine to near-mint condition sold for $156,000 at Part 1 of the sale of Aaron and Schroeder mechanical bank and toy collection held March 5-6 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, NJ

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: J & E Stevens toy bank, $156,000, Bertoia Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A J & E Stevens (American) Girl Skipping Rope cast-iron ...
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Early Massachusetts Porcelain License Plate

Antiques Peek: From Numberplate to License Plate

by Jessica Kosinski  There are many automobile-related collectibles people enjoy collecting. People have had fascinations with cars since the first ...
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Above: Wallace News Stand in New Orleans in the summer of 1908

The Artful History of Vintage Travel Postcards

by Zoë Peate Who doesn’t love to find a postcard from somewhere far away, waiting for them inside their mailbox? ...
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A hockey puck used in the final Stanley Cup championship game of 1928, won by the New York Rangers over the Montreal Maroons, 2-1, with Frank Boucher scoring both goals for the Rangers, sold for $66,000 in an online Sports, Non-Sports, Pulps, Comics & Comic Art auction held April 14th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, NY

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1928 Stanley Cup puck, $66,000, Weiss Auctions

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A hockey puck used in the final Stanley Cup championship ...
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The Stars Motel, Chicago, Illinois

The Rise and Fall of the American Roadside Motel

by Maxine Carter-Lome In the first decades of the 20th century, nothing was more novel than the automobile. The idea ...
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"Traveling Back in Time": We drive forward from the 19th century to explore the impact and inspiration of automotive travel in America

“Traveling Back in Time”: We drive forward from the 19th century to explore the impact and inspiration of automotive travel in America

     It was a big country but prior to the 20th century, few knew from first-hand experience how big ...
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