Tag Archives: Benjamin Franklin

Antique Advertising at Auction: When Color Became King

Antique Advertising at Auction: When Color Became King

By Michael Eckles In the last ten years, antique advertising has become a very popular lot in auction arenas around the country. The category is made up mostly of posters and signs but also includes calendars, banners, chargers and trays. Printed advertising as we know it has been around for hundreds of years, starting with […]

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?)

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?)

Ken’s Korner: Top Declaration signer: Button Gwinnett (who?) News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Quick, which signer of the Declaration of Independence is most valued by collectors? John Hancock? Benjamin Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? Try Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s founding fathers. Gwinnett’s signature is prized among collectors for […]

Ken's Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered

Ken's Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered

Ken’s Korner: Bust of Franklin stolen, recovered Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A rare 1778 porcelain bust of Benjamin Franklin by Jean-Antoine Houdon has been recovered after being stolen out of its owner’s home by the cleaning lady. George D’Angelo told police he discovered the […]