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Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

Nativity Sets Around The World by Donald-Brian Johnson | Photos by Leslie Piña “And it came to pass while they were there, the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled. And she bought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room […]

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

Invention • Function • Art By Ben Rapaport To open, tobacco was native to the Americas as early as 6,000 B.C. The uninterrupted consumption of tobacco in a variety of forms in almost every corner of the civilized world for more than 400 years—the custom of pipe smoking is at least that old—spawned a plethora […]

Turquoise: The Jewel of the Southwest

Turquoise: The Jewel of the Southwest

By Judy Gonyeau The very nature and character of turquoise has turned the heads of admirers from Ancient Egypt to China, Tibet to Turkey, and in our glorious Southwest. For over 10,000 years, this stone has captured the attention of the powerful and the artistic, as reflected in carved Chinese relics, Egyptian jewelry and scarabs, […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Ross Blade flint, $276,000, Morphy’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Ross Blade, an exotic flint specimen from the Woodland period, Hopewell phase (2000-1500 B.P.), 8 inches long, sold for $276,000 at an auction of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts held May 17 by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa. Also, a Grayware […]