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Cracklin' Good

Cracklin' Good - Captivated by Crackle Glass

Captivated by Crackle Glass Story by Donald-Brian Johnson; Photos by Leslie Pina “Look, look, look to the rainbow- Follow it over the hill and stream. Look, look, look to the rainbow- Follow the fellow who follows a dream.” E.Y. “Yip” Harburg  –  Finian’s Rainbow, 1947 You’ve seen the magic. The day is dreary. A stray […]

Smoke Rings: Collecting Vintage Ashtrays

Smoke Rings: Collecting Vintage Ashtrays

By Donald-Brian Johnson Ever watch Mad Men? If you were one of the many fans of that series, which meticulously recreated American life in the early 1960s, after awhile you started to notice something: nearly everyone on Mad Men smoked. A lot. It’s something you don’t see much anymore, in the movies, or on TV, […]

Gavels 'N Paddles: Oswaldo Guayasamin painting, $39,040, Palm Beach Modern

Gavels 'N Paddles: Oswaldo Guayasamin painting, $39,040, Palm Beach Modern

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An original painting by the Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guyasamin (1919-1999), with a certificate of authenticity from the Foundation Guyasamin, sold for $39,040 at a Mad Men Tribute Auction held April 11 by Palm Beach Modern Auctions in West Palm Beach, Fla. Also, two Etruscan […]