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What's Selling on eBay: June 2015

What's Selling on eBay: June 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,300 (27 bids): Judaica, Antique Sterling Silver Russian Inkwell Inkwell decorated with a Russian coat of arms on the front and a Jewish Star of David on the back. Incredible crafted scorpion handles on both sides and a hinged pull top. The inkwell stands 2.5 inches in diameter, 3.5 […]

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2015

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $5,029 (36 bids): Carved Chinese Bamboo Boat, Immortals, Late Qing Dynasty. A hollow section of bamboo root carved as a gathering of Immortals and Scholars, with leafy pine tree canopy and wave-shaped hardwood stand. Condition: the wood is dry, dusty and uncleaned, two heads missing, and possibly a section […]

What’s Selling on eBay: April 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $11,090 (26 bids): Authentic 1786 George Washington-Signed Document. The majority of the rare autographed items we are listing tonight were found among a large collection of books hidden in the attic of a Massachusetts home. The owner had thought all these years that their home didn’t even have an […]

What's Selling on eBay: February 2015

What's Selling on eBay - February 2015

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,650 (37 bids): Big Red Kugel, Grape Shape. Very good condition, commensurate to age. No damage at all. Gilded metal natural patina. One bottom side lost mercury. DBA: The word kugel originally meant ball in German. The name today refers to a Christmas ornament. The early ones were made […]

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related?

How Are These Famous People Related? by Mike McLeod What do Napoleon Bonaparte and Charlie Chaplin have in common? How about Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, and the Rolling Stones? Think about it for a moment. What could all these famous people from history, the movies, and music have in common? They weren’t born […]

The Hindenburg: A Disaster and a Miracle

The Hindenburg: A Disaster and a Miracle

The Hindenburg: A Disaster and a Miracle by Mike McLeod Seventy-seven years ago when the 803-foot Hindenburg crashed on May 6, 1937 at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, N.J., 35 people died: 13 passengers and 22 crew (including one on the ground crew). Fortunately, on that trip there were just 36 passengers on […]

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found by Mike McLeod Perhaps you have heard the story of Forrest Fenn, the New Mexico millionaire who has hidden a treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The chest holds gold coins, gold nuggets, gold dust, Pre-Columbian animal figures, rubies, diamonds, hammered gold […]

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle By Mike McLeod, Editor Violet to Cora: “I’m so looking forward to seeing your mother again. When I’m with her, I’m reminded of the virtues of the English.” Matthew Crawley: “Isn’t she American?” Violet: “Exactly.” Dame Maggie Smith’s repartee as the Dowager Countess Violet is just one […]