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What’s Selling on eBay: December 2018

What's Selling on eBay: December 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $342 (16 bids, 6 bidders): Antique Vintage Celluloid Santa Flying Zeppelin Airship Christmas Aviation Ornament. The piece is about 5 1/4 inches long, 2 5/8 inches tall, and is marked “USA.” Item is complete, all original and in fine condition. (Photo courtesy of eBay seller pinehorse) DBA: A similar […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Michael Jordan Bulls jersey, $122,750, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A game-used, signed and photo-matched Chicago Bulls home jersey, worn by Michael Jordan on April 11, 1998, when he recorded his 5,000th career assist, sold for $122,750 at a Summer Live and Premium Auction held August 11th by Goldin Auctions in Runnemede, N.J. Also, […]

Presidential Glass

Presidential Glass

Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully arranged …” These items distributed to the American […]

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Pressed Glass as Patriotism Daniel Jay Grimminger, Ph.D. Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully […]

Thirty-five Years of White House Christmas History

Thirty-five Years of White House Christmas History

By The White House Historical Association In 1981, the White House Historical Association created the first Official White House Christmas Ornament, establishing a tradition that honors the presidents of the United States and reflects on the history and events that have taken place in the President’s House. Produced by the White House Historical Association, a […]

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln’s pocket watch carried a secret message News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch had a secret message engraved on the inside and the President wasn’t even aware of it. It seems that on the day Fort Sumter was fired upon, a jeweler […]