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Viking Glass – A Colorful History

Viking Glass Epic Line Rooster

Viking Glass grew out of its predecessor, New Martinsville Glass Company, which was established in 1900 by Mark Johnson and George Matheny. The plant was up and running in 1901 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, known for its natural gas and access to transportation by rail and by river – the Ohio river. The company […]

In a Stunning Move, Morphy Auctions Merges with James D. Julia, Inc.

In a Stunning Move, Morphy Auctions Merges with James D. Julia, Inc.

Morphy Auctions has Merged with James D. Julia, Inc. to become the International Leader in Multiple Collecting Categories. Denver, PA, December 20, 2017 – Effective December 14th, 2017, Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions, proudly announced that he has successfully merged with the renowned international auction company of James D. Julia, Inc., which will become a division […]

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

James D. Julia’s Can’t Miss Late Fall Auction

…to Present a Phenomenal Selection of Museum-Quality Rare Lamps, Glass, Decorative Arts, and Fine Jewelry This highly anticipated, $3+ million dollar auction features over 750 lots of gorgeous, highly sought after merchandise, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Fairfield, Maine, November 11, 2017- James D. Julia, Inc. is excited to announce its annual […]

Tiffany Mosaics At the Corning Museum of Glass

Tiffany Mosaics At the Corning Museum of Glass

The Creation of the First Major Exhibition of Tiffany Glass Mosaics “God has given us our talents, not to copy the talents of others, but rather to use our brains and imagination in order to obtain the revelation of true beauty.”  – Louis Comfort Tiffany When viewing the results of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s drive for […]

Great Collections: April 2017

Great Collections: April 2017

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Lamps An amateur poet, Dr. Neustadt wrote a sentimental poem entitled “The Choicest Lamp” that he included as the preface to his landmark 1970 publication, The Lamps of Tiffany. The Choicest Lamp We passed a tiny basement store, Walked down a wooden ramp And soon her eager eyes did spot […]

Chase: Lighting the 1930s

Chase: Lighting the 1930s

By Donald-Brian Johnson Photos by Leslie Piña “We have tried not to make novelty knick-knacks, but sturdy honest designs of good materials that will last from generation to generation, because taste is not a matter of fashion, but rather the choice of the best of every generation.” – F.S. Chase, President, Chase Brass & Copper […]

How to Value an Aladdin Lamp in Today’s Market

How to Value an Aladdin Lamp in Today's Market

By J.W. “Bill” Courter Collectors seek all models, beginning with the first lamps sold in 1908, through the MAXbrite Model 500 made today. The brand and model number are on the wick knob. The design, color, availability and artistic appeal all contribute to make one lamp more desirable than another. The demand, and hence price, […]

James D. Julia’s November 18, 2016 Auction To Offer The World’s Finest And Most Desirable Lamps, Glass, & Fine Jewelry Selections

Fairfield, ME, October 31, 2016. James D. Juila is pleased to announce its can’t miss annual November Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry Auction Perfectly timed for holiday shopping, this outstanding auction features over 700 breathtaking lots, with over $4 million in carefully curated inventory.   This sale represents the highest quality offerings of the season anywhere, […]

Lifetime Collections to be Sold by Showtime Auctions Services, Apr. 1-3

The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN….The lifetime country store and advertising collection of Tom and Mary Lou Slike, and the equally impressive coin-op collection of Deke and Joanie Richards, will co-headline a three-day auction slated for the weekend of April 1-3 by Showtime […]

A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art

A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art

Rescue and Restore Jason Tedder never considered himself an artist or even a creative person. But three and a half years ago, after a 15 year career in agriculture, the rusted and broken old pieces of farm equipment saw new life and purpose as functional art and decor. This also brought new life and purpose […]