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What's Selling on eBay: November 2018

What's Selling on eBay: November 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,805 (55 bids, 14 bidders): Antique American 1833 Ladies Anti-Slavery Society Broadside Hamilton Penn. You can imagine my reaction when a good friend and picker handed me this 12 1/2 inch wide by 24 inch long by 4 inches tall top to a domed, paper-covered, pine chest. I’m thinking, […]

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, Style

by Daniel Finamore and George Schwartz In July 1840, RMS Britannia departed Liverpool for the voyage that would initiate transatlantic steamship service on a regular schedule. On arrival in Boston, owner Samuel Cunard and the ship’s captain made a point of heading up to Salem for a visit to the museum of the East India […]

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Travel Trunks of Treasure by Jessica Kosinski Few items epitomize the Golden Age of Travel more than travel trunks. Steamer trunks and wardrobes of all sizes and descriptions were used by travelers, whether they were passengers on ocean liners, stage coaches, or trains. Today the speed of travel has increased, which means many people do […]