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What’s Selling on eBay: October 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: October 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,650 (48 bids, 14 bidders): Cap’n Hanks 1 Gallon Tin Litho Oyster Can packed for Hanks Seafood Co. Easton, Maryland. I have not run across this one before. Love the colors! Great image of Captain Hank. The front does show some age and usage wear. There are small little […]

Clean as a Whistle

Clean as a Whistle

The World of Washday Collectibles by Donald-Brian Johnson Some folks collect teacups. Or thimbles. Maybe even swizzle sticks. Tiny treasures that are compact, easy to display, and even easier to store. Other folks collect washing machines. And dryers. And washer-dryers. These are definitely not tiny. Displaying (or even storing) them requires a generously-sized (and otherwise […]

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

Invention • Function • Art By Ben Rapaport To open, tobacco was native to the Americas as early as 6,000 B.C. The uninterrupted consumption of tobacco in a variety of forms in almost every corner of the civilized world for more than 400 years—the custom of pipe smoking is at least that old—spawned a plethora […]

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

All Geared Up: Collecting Iron

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Iron, with its beloved black color, strength, and propensity for twists and turns can appeal to collectors across several spectrums. Whether you admire an industrial gear, an elaborate Pennsylvania Dutch hinge, or a scrolling Victorian garden bench, there is something enduring about collecting iron. But how did this metal […]

From Forge and Furnace

From Forge and Furnace

A Celebration of Early American Iron by Erik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts and Numismatics, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation The upcoming exhibition From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron opens November 24, 2016 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. This hard, often black […]

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

What's Selling on eBay: August 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,337 (38 bids, 13 bidders): Silver Figural Miniature Harp Mechanical Propelling Pencil and Seal. The pencil has a ring slider that extends the nozzle, and it is fully working so the lead propels when the nozzle is turned. The harp is engraved on the frame on both sides and […]

Guess What – December 2014

Guess What - December 2014

Guess What – December 2014 FORGED by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Blacksmith’s art is at its craftiest. Two for the price of one; that’s what you’re getting with this month’s GUESS WHAT. When two sets of  hands and two heads get together, the result is the mystery before you, one with the idea, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Myochin School iron snake, $37,500, Rago Arts & Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Myochin School iron articulated snake sold for $37,500 at a Great Estates Auction held Sept. 12-14 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a bronze sculpture after Evgeny […]

The Real Bottom Line – Armory Antiques

The Real Bottom Line, The Business of Doing Business in Antiques, The Journal of Arts and Collectibles –  September 2002 I bought this antique helmet at auction for $900 plus $90 buyer’s premium. However, $990 is not the total amount of money I have invested. I first saw the helmet a week before the auction. […]