Tag Archives: Nantucket

What’s Selling on eBay: April 2020

Note: because the original photo from 2008 was not printable now, it was replaced with this photo of the same lobby card from Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod It is with sadness that I announce that Deborah Abernethy passed away in February from an illness. For more than a decade, she has diligently given freely of her time to make “What’s Selling on eBay?” a fun feature and an informative read for thousands of collectors and antiquers. […]

There Once was a Basket from Nantucket

There Once was a Basket from Nantucket

By Erica Lome Basket making is one of the earliest and most prevalent forms of folk art in the United States. First developed by Native Americans and later adopted by early colonists and settlers, baskets have a long history as both utilitarian objects and highly decorative art forms made for both domestic and commercial purposes. […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Scrimshaw whale’s tooth, $123,000, Skinner, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Scrimshaw whale's tooth, $123,000, Skinner, Inc.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Scrimshaw whale’s tooth, $123,000, Skinner, Inc. Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A scrimshaw whale’s tooth showing the whale ship Frances of New Bedford, Mass., by Frederick Myrick of Nantucket (circa 1828-1829) sold for $123,000 at an American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction held Oct. 26 by Skinner, […]