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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 – […]

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: German Marklin battleship, $150,000, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: German Marklin battleship, $150,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Marklin German toy battleship HMS Edward VII, 20 ½ inches long, well preserved and complete, sold for $150,000 at a Spring Signature Auction held March 25th by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, an early German loofah sleigh with Santa driver and two […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Collector's Showcase: August 2016

Coca-Cola Collectibles: It’s The Real Thing Dan Deane of San Bernadino, California is more than a Coca-Cola fan – he leads their fan club as president of the National Coca-Cola Collectors Club. A retired police officer, Dan has been collecting Coke memorabilia for over 35-years, his interest and passion having more to do with the […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Noah’s Ark toy set featuring a 37-inch-long ark, 91 pairs of animals and eight people, all with hand-painted details, sold for $16,250 at the first sale of the year for Bertoia Auctions, held March 28-29 in Vineland, […]

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell “The Halloween Queen” Holidays do not have to be stressful nor terribly expensive if you slip back in time when Christmas was less technologically and commercially driven. People purchased presents all year long and made gifts as they could when time permitted. Christmas items […]

1910 Marklin carousel, $218,500, Noel Barrett

1910 Marklin carousel, $218,500, Noel Barrett

1910 Marklin carousel, $218,500, Noel Barrett Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall An exquisitely detailed, circa-1910 Marklin carousel, crank or steam driven, sold for $218,500 at a Winter Auction held November 16-17 by Noel Barrett Auctions in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Also, an Althof Bermann hand-painted tin Santa in […]

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles

Ken’s Korner: Mystery donors drop rare coins into kettles News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Each year an army of Salvation Army Santas braves the cold and accepts donations of loose change and sometimes bills from generous folks who toss what they can into the familiar red kettles. […]

Yuletide is a-coming!

Yuletide is a-coming! By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell The smell of fresh pine in the house and cookies baking in the oven are some of the happiest memories we have of the Yuletide holidays.  Fresh cranberries cooking on the stove with just a hint of orange peel to be used to marinate and baste the fat […]