Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

On the Road to… Tennessee

On the Road to... Tennessee

Rock, Soul, Blues, Country Music… Tennessee is a state for music lovers and antique lovers. The Tennessee Antique Trail, provided by TennesseeAntiqueTrail.com, provides over 100 places to visit and browse as you pass through this beautiful state. And while you are in Tennessee, don’t forget about all the great museums and attractions that can add […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Lincoln collection: $803,889, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Dow Collection of Abraham Lincoln assassination memorabilia sold as individual lots for a combined $803,889 at an Historical Americana Auction held Jan. 24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. The display of photos and autographs related to […]

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln document is found in a closet

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln document is found in a closet

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln document is found in a closet News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall James Douthat, the retiring president of Lycoming College in central Pennsylvania, was cleaning out his office when he came across something in a closet that caught him off guard: a framed document carrying […]

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch had a secret message engraved on the inside and the President wasn’t even aware of it. It seems that on the day Fort Sumter was fired upon, a jeweler […]

Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan's Auctions

Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan's Auctions

Abraham Lincoln letter, $70,500, Cowan’s Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A letter written by Abraham Lincoln to his first Vice President and U.S. Senator Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, emphasizing the importance of winning Maine in the 1860 presidential election, sold for $70,550 at an American History […]

Occupational daguerreotype, $17,550, Kaminski Auctions

Occupational daguerreotype, $17,550, Kaminski Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far A ¼ plate occupational daguerreotype with full leather case of a young photographer sitting beside his camera sold for $17,550 at a two-evening Photography Sale held Oct. 3-4 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a ¼ plate daguerreotype of […]

Why Presidents' Day?

Why Presidents’ Day? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Lincoln, Jefferson, the two Roosevelts, and Adams both father and son, were great men and worthy of days of their own. For decades February 22nd was celebrated by the people to honor the man they most […]

Ken's Korner: Tree rings prove that cabin wasn’t Lincoln’s

Ken’s Korner: Tree rings prove that cabin wasn’t Lincoln’s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Not long go, the National Park Service enlisted the University of Tennessee’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science in Knoxville to determine the age of its “traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin” — a humble structure in Hodgenville, Ky., said to be […]