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Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios ...
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The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants on permanent exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University Herbaria. Photo by Jennifer Berglund

Inspired by Plants: The Glass Flowers as a Window into Botanical Education

By Donald H. Pfister and Jennifer Brown, Harvard University Herbaria Unless otherwise noted, all images courtesy of the Ware Collection ...
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Carl Akeley, considered the father of modern taxidermy, was also a talented sculptor, naturalist, and an inventor. He worked on these elephants at the Field Museum but also has a history of working with another famous elephant. While an apprentice at Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, he preserved P. T. Barnum’s beloved elephant Jumbo after a train accident. The project took five months. Fighting African Elephants, photo: Field Museum

Taxidermy: Exploring one of the Most Complicated Collectibles

by Kary Pardy Someone mentions taxidermy and a few main themes come to mind: trophies in hunting lodges, decor in ...
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Navajo chief’s blanket, $40,625, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo chief’s blanket, $40,625, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Navajo chief’s blanket, $40,625, John Moran Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Navajo ...
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A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) in buckskin, without his trademark glasses. This portrait is dated 1885, the year he retired to his ranch in the Dakota Territory, following the death of his mother and first wife. photo: TIME

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.: A Naturalist Collector of Specimens

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher In 1867, Theodore Roosevelt began what he called the Roosevelt Museum of Natural History. It consisted ...
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Beatles Shea Stadium poster, $137,500, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beatles Shea Stadium poster, $137,500, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beatles Shea Stadium poster, $137,500, Heritage Auctions Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare ...
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1933 Invisible Man poster, $182,400, Heritage Auctions

1933 Invisible Man poster, $182,400, Heritage Auctions

A rare movie poster for the 1933 classic film The Invisible Man sold for $182,400 at an auction held March ...
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Collecting Natural History

Collecting Natural History

Growing up in New York City, one of my favorite places to visit on cold and rainy days when you ...
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Diahann Carroll ring, $56,325, Bonhams

Diahann Carroll ring, $56,325, Bonhams

A diamonds and cultured pearl ‘toi et moi’ ring sold for $56,325 at an auction of items from the estate ...
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Viking Glass Epic Line Rooster

Viking Glass – A Colorful History

Viking Glass grew out of its predecessor, New Martinsville Glass Company, which was established in 1900 by Mark Johnson and ...
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Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the ...
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The Declaration of Independence boasts of a plethora of signatures from some of America’s most famous men, but whose do you think is the most valuable? The podcast Radiolab conducted in an investigation and the winner is Button Gwinnett! Surprised? Gwinnett’s obscurity increased the value of his signature. He only has 51 documented signature examples and was killed in a duel in 1777. photo: Andrea Izzotti/ Shutterstock and Reader’s Digest

Forged Signatures: Tips to Help Collectors Find the Real Deal

By Kary Pardy, writer of “Exploring Antique Technology” Mickey Mantle’s baseball, a celebrity-signed photograph, the copy of the Declaration of ...
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Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

Can I have your Autograph?

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man's ability to sign his name separated him from the masses ...
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Apple-1 computer, $458,711, RR Auction

Apple-1 computer, $458,711, RR Auction

A fully functional Apple-1 computer, conceived by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as a bare circuit board to be sold ...
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Grahame Sydney painting, $64,350, Thomaston Place

Grahame Sydney painting, $64,350, Thomaston Place

An oil on linen painting by New Zealand contemporary artist Grahame Sydney (b. 1948), titled Cook House, Home Hills, sold ...
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Rooftops irregular plate by Sascha Brastoff, 10-1/2” longest side, $75-$100

What’s in a Name? Sascha, Marc, and Sometimes, Matthew

Story and photos by Donald-Brian Johnson In the world of mid-twentieth-century décor, it wasn't enough for a designer to be ...
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Pedro Correa do Lago

Great Collections: Assembling Only the Best: The Pedro Correa do Lago Autograph Collection

Assembling Only the Best: The Pedro Correa do Lago Autograph Collection From June 1 through September 16, 2018, what is ...
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The cover for Frank #1 from Nemesis Comics (1993), a short-lived imprint of family-friendly longtime comic book publisher Harvey Comics.

Comic Character Collectibles: Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total

Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total An eclectic mix of original art by some of the most influential artists ...
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Read Us Online For Now

Read Us Online For Now

Dear Readers, With so much change and uncertainty these past few months we are happy to finally be able to ...
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Signed Cartier bracelet

Antiques Peek: Signed Here

by Jessica Kosinski When you think of something that is signed, an ink signature might immediately come to mind. For ...
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Judy Garland arrangements, $30,599, Nate D. Sanders

Judy Garland arrangements, $30,599, Nate D. Sanders

Hundreds of orchestral arrangements owned by the late singer Judy Garland, including classics such as Over the Rainbow, Have Yourself ...
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1904 Fostoria Glass Company Catalog lamps and vases

The Fostoria Glass Company: Staying Flexible with Solid Glass

by Mary Sue Lyon, director, Fostoria Glass Society of America The Fostoria Glass Company began operations in Fostoria, Ohio in ...
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Note: because the original photo from 2008 was not printable now, it was replaced with this photo of the same lobby card from Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

What's Selling on eBay

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod It is with sadness that we announce that Deborah Abernethy passed away in February ...
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Acclaimed artist Todd McFarlane brings his creator-owned character Spawn together with Marvel’s top-selling Spider-Man, the character that propelled him to fame, on the golden anniversary edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Comic Character Collectibles: April 2020

Spider-Man Meets Spawn to Celebrate Overstreet’s 50th by J.C. Vaughn It has been mentioned more than once in this space ...
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Black Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers: Black/dark green McKee salt and pepper shakers with art deco styling. Sides of shakers are Roman Arch shaped. Sold on Etsy and seen elsewhere for $50 and up.

Black Glass: Beautiful & Functional

By Michalene Kosinski, Antiques and Collectibles Mall of New England All sorts of functional and attractive vintage kitchen and dining ...
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