Tag Archives: 20th century

Friendship Quilts: A Gift of Remembrance

Oak Reel block dated 1846, Enoch and Mary Worrall quilt, dated 1850. (Starley Quilt Collection)

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher In the summer of 1854, inside an enormous four-story brick house at the corner of Main and Andover in Ludlow, Vermont, Ella-Elizabeth Spaulding joyously prepared for her approaching wedding and move west. Ellen, as she was called by all her friends and family, thought back to those exciting spring days several […]

Tips and Trends: July 2019

Tips and Trends: July 2019

20th Century Design Market: Hotter than Ever by Pontus Silfverstolpe For the last few years, the market for art, design, and collectibles has resembled a Wall Street stock during one of the most positive economic conditions in living memory. It has shown staggering increases in the value of everything from watches and diamonds to wine […]

Cigar Tip Cutters and Lighters of the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

Cigar Tip Cutters and Lighters of the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century

By Michael Eckles Preparing to smoke a fine cigar can be a long and luxurious process that involves a series of steps and accessories to ensure it will smoke as intended. Two of the most important tools for the cigar aficionado, and for today’s collector, are the cigar cutter and lighter. From the end of […]

Publishers Corner: July 2017

Publishers Corner: July 2017

The Golden Age of Travel Memorabilia by Maxine Carter-Lome The Golden Age of Travel, representing the decades leading up to and into the first half of the 20th century, was a first class experience for the wealthy and a rising middle class who could afford to travel in style, whether by land, rail, sea or […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leger pencil drawing, $125,000, Swann Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pencil drawing by Fernand Leger, titled La Lecture (1924), sold for $125,000 at a 19th & 20th Century Prints and Drawings Auction held Sept. 22 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a pair of terre de faience ceramic vases depicting […]

The Arts & Crafts Auction Market Today

The Arts & Crafts Auction Market Today

by Jerry Cohen The Arts & Crafts market, like any collectible market, has buyers at low, middle, and upper price ranges. At the peak of interest during the second half of the 1990s, every price range of Arts & Crafts material was repeatedly climbing to new highs, thanks to both the exceptional wealth being created […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Three sterling sculptures, $18,368, Crescent City

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Three sterling sculptures, $18,368, Crescent City

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Three sterling sculptures, $18,368, Crescent City Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World Three early 20th century Continental sterling sculptures of jousting knights on horseback (one shown), with ivory faces and decorated with cabochon agate stones, sold for $18,368 at an Estates Auction held July 26-27 by Crescent City Auction Gallery […]