Tag Archives: Historical

Publisher’s Corner: November 2019

Publisher’s Corner: November 2019

Living in a Miniature World by Maxine Carter-Lome Recently I read Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.’s book Empty Mansions (Ballantine Books, 2013), the amazing story of William A. Clark (1839-1925), one of America’s lesser known Gilded Age industrialists, and his recluse daughter, Huguette Clark (1906-2011), who became one of the greatest 20th century […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Anti-slavery flag banner, $46,800, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Anti-slavery flag banner, $46,800, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and historically important anti-slavery flag banner sold for $46,800 at an Americana & Fine Antiques Auction held June 22-23 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a diminutive Stirewalt family paint-decorated box changed hands for $38,025; a Haida […]

All in the Family: A Collection of Historical American Flasks

All in the Family: A Collection of Historical American Flasks

An interview with Mark Vuono by Bob Strickhart In the world of bottle collecting, as is true in other areas, you will find both “general collectors” and those we can refer to as “specialty collectors.” Some of those specialty areas include historical flasks, fruit jars, bitters, sodas, milk bottles, pontilled medicines, Christmas lights, target balls, […]

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War Era Tobacco Pipe Highlights Machaan's May 12 Gallery Auction

Civil War collectors take note: a  gold mounted Civil War era Tobacco Pipe carved with scenes of Appomattox Surrender is a featured item at Michaan’s Gallery Auction May 12, 2018.  This  unique historical artifact has an estimated auction value of $1,500-$2,000. The auction will also feature decorative arts, Asian art, jewelry and fine art. The auction […]

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Antiques Peek: March 2018

Come and Knock on Our Door by Jessica Kosinski Today we take ringing the doorbell for granted when we visit most homes. Modern technology has even developed to the point where video technology allows us to see who is ringing. However, up until fairly recently most homes had door knockers that had to be manually […]

Drawing with Light

Drawing with Light

The First Hundred Years of Photography By Erica Lome The concept of photography has deep historical roots. In ancient Greece and China, mathematicians experimented with the effects of light streaming through a small hole in a dark room. Unknowingly, they established the foundational principles of the camera obscura. It wouldn’t be until the eleventh century […]

James D. Julia’s Extraordinary Fall Firearms Auction

James D. Julia’s Extraordinary Fall Firearms Auction

Iconic Private and Estate Collections, Important Historical Military Items, and Rare Sporting Arms Lead James D. Julia’s Extraordinary Fall Firearms Auction Fairfield, ME, October 11, 2017 – On Tuesday, October 31st, Wednesday, November 1st, & Thursday, November 2nd, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be conducting their annual fall Extraordinary Firearms Auction. This […]

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Travel Trunks of Treasure by Jessica Kosinski Few items epitomize the Golden Age of Travel more than travel trunks. Steamer trunks and wardrobes of all sizes and descriptions were used by travelers, whether they were passengers on ocean liners, stage coaches, or trains. Today the speed of travel has increased, which means many people do […]

Important Historical Military Items and Iconic Collections Lead Julia’s April Firearms Auction

Fairfield, ME, March 10, 2017 – Tuesday, April 11th, Wednesday, April 12th, & Thursday, April 13th, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be conducting their annual spring Firearms auction. As is usually the case, this is once again an extraordinary event. Over the years, Julia’s has distinguished themselves as being the leader in […]

Heritage's "Lincoln and his Times" auction Rescheduled for September 17

Originally planned for July, this auction has been rescheduled for Sept. 17, so there is still time to take advantage of the very special opportunity to offer your items in this high-visibility sale! “Lincoln and his Times” will be heavily advertised and promoted, and is sure to draw attention from our Historical, Civil War, Militaria, […]