Tag Archives: Saint Nicholas

The Tradition of the Christmas Stocking Around The World

The Tradition of the Christmas Stocking Around The World

by Judy Gonyeau There is a tale that speaks to the heart of the winter holidays. Typically, this is a time when giving gifts to charity overcomes the disagreements and human entanglements that can sometimes keep people apart by bringing them together to support those in need. Such is the story – or stories – […]

'Twas the Night

'Twas the Night

…and Other Holiday Classics by James Dawson Christmas was the holiday that was just waiting to happen. For whatever reason, whether it be there to fill a spiritual or an emotional void, it waits for us at the beginning of winter to give us a warm boost into the chilly new year. We moderns may […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $17,080, Crescent City

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 19th century Russian icon, $17,080, Crescent City

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 19th century Russian icon of Saint Nicholas with a silver oklad and the cyrillic maker’s mark of “AC” (for Alexei Stepanov, Moscow), sold for $17,080 at an Estates Auction held June 20-21 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Another 19th […]