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Nostalgia, from the upcoming graphic novel by Cat Huang, set in a magical antique shop, where the “blank” main character seeks to find their identity by exploring antiques and the nostalgia felt as they uncover clues.

Nostalgia’s Siren Call: Unpacking the Collector’s Sentimental Journey

By Shirley M. Mueller, M.D. Hello – I’m Shirley M. Mueller, and I am delighted to be writing for the ...
Elton John’s piano sold at Heritage Auctions for just under $1 million Laurence Carpenter Rock Solid Investments

Key Considerations When Investing in Rare Music Memorabilia

by Laurence Carpenter In my time as a professional music memorabilia dealer, I have committed myself to exclusively handling pieces ...
Here, the body of the cup was shaped and has been soldered to keep its shape and to make it watertight. The tool in his right hand is the soldering copper which has been heated in the charcoal fire to melt the solder.

A 19th Century Tinsmith at Old Sturbridge Village

Photos by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor Meet Richard Eckert, Interpreter, Tin Shop, at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) in Sturbridge, Massachusetts ...
Dairy cow weathervane

Dairy cow weathervane, $22,300, Soulis Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A dairy cow ...
Lionel Messi shirts, $7.8 million, Sotheby’s

Lionel Messi shirts, $7.8 million, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall Argentine soccer superstar ...
Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897-1969) photograph from December, 1919.

Margaret Woodbury Strong – The Strong National Museum of Play

“I will take anything I don’t have to feed.” – Margaret Woodbury Strong Every year since 1998, The Strong National ...
Figure 2: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller by Robert Brackman, New York, New York City, 1941, oil on canvas, 48 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches, Colonial Williamsburg, Gift of the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller 3rd, his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, and their four children, 2019-82. Abby Rockefeller’s support of contemporary artists extended to the commission of this portrait.

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller – Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

“... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous” – Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Eighty-nine years ago, Abby Aldrich ...
Miss Florence

Florence Griswold – Florence Griswold Museum

“At first the artists adopted Lyme, then Lyme adopted the artists, and now, today, Lyme and art are synonymous.” – ...
Tin Types

Tin Types

While tin might be considered the antique of metals, remnants of its dominant presence in the world since its extraction ...
A young Anna Safley Houston

Anna Safley Houston – Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

“Always paddle your own canoe.” – Anna Safley Houston Nestled in a thriving art district in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Houston ...
John Engstead, Portrait of Electra Havemeyer Webb, date unknown. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum Archives.

Electra Havemeyer Webb – Shelburne Museum

“A collection of collections.” – Mrs. Webb Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, Vermont, is the manifestation of one woman’s enduring passion ...
This portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner was taken in 1888.

Isabella Stewart Gardner – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

“Don’t spoil a good story by telling the truth.” – Isabella Stewart Gardner Isabella Stewart Gardner was born in New ...
Space Explorer rover toy, $30,000, Bertoia Auctions

Space Explorer rover toy, $30,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A Linemar friction-powered ...
Photo of Helene Kröller-Müller, via De Hoge Veluwe National Park

10 Prominent Female Art Collectors of the 20th Century

By Selena McGonnell, MSc Museum Studies, BS History The 20th century brought with it many new female art collectors and ...
Audemars Piguet watch, $33,630, Miller & Miller

Audemars Piguet watch, $33,630, Miller & Miller

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A circa 1995 ...
1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO, $51.7 million, RM / Sotheby’s

1962 Ferrari 330 LM / 250 GTO, $51.7 million, RM / Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A 1962 Ferrari ...
Marjorie Merriweather Post, by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1929, gelatin silver print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Francis A. DiMauro

American Women’s Role as Collectors, Patrons, and Museum Founders

By Patricia H. Svoboda, Research Coordinator, Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery. Reprinted with permission. As collectors, patrons, and ...
young girl with flowers by Pierre Renoir

Young Girl with Flowers by Pierre Renoir, $78,000, Thomaston Place

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall An impressionist oil ...
Saving Mount Vernon

Saving Mount Vernon

If history has taught us anything it’s that it takes a woman to get the job done! That has certainly ...
The Football 78 red sticker packet cover for the UK depicted a bicycle-kicking footballer in front of a Union Jack background. That design – only the colors would change – became iconic over the next decade as it was repeated all the way through to Football 88.

Panini Stickers: The Brand in Next-Generation Ephemera

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher Trading cards and stickers are not new to the collectibles world or ephemera collectors. Nor are ...
Eric Clapton guitar

Eric Clapton guitar, $1.27 million, Julien’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall Eric Clapton’s iconic ...
Asheford Institute's Results Of Decorative Arts Trends For 2023

Asheford Institute’s Results Of Decorative Arts Trends For 2023

Every year, the research staff at Asheford Institute of Antiques surveys its community of over 2,470 current students and past ...
Figure 8: Chromolithograph. 36 Star American Flag. Williams genuine Yankee Soap TC. Ben Crane Collection

Advertising Trade Cards

by Joe Gourd We live today in a sea of color images, printed and electronic, and we find it hard ...
12-light Victory candelabra

12-light Victory candelabra, $27,225, Ahlers & Ogletree

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A pair of ...
Steuben cameo cutback art glass vase

Steuben cameo cutback art glass vase, $9,900, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall An unmarked Steuben ...