• 11
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 11, 1943

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485971" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Aug. 11, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] I wonder if there ever will come a time when I will get used to the darned flies. If for nothing else I will be thankful to get back to the states to get rid of the damned pests. It is...

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  • 10
    Aug

Weekly News Roundup: Aug. 10-14, 2009

In art, antiques and collectibles news, a glittery glove is up for sale, a list of the most expensive celebrity collectibles sold to date, and an antique Bugatti hits the block. From The Associated Press: Michael Jackson's glittery glove up for auction In the on-again/off-again world of the Michael Jackson auction—it’s on again. Well, at least the sale...

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  • 10
    Aug

How to Detect Repaired Porcelain, Art Pottery & Clay Pieces

[caption id="attachment_3166" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Chips on the top rim of this Weller Art Pottery vase were professionally restored by Old World Restorations, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3167" align="aligncenter" width="288" caption="The repairs are invisible to a cursory glance. Which is why one needs to be on the lookout for repaired porcelain, art pottery and clay pieces."][/caption] Antiques and collectibles...

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  • 10
    Aug

Expert Appraisers Miss ‘Great Find’ Hiding in Plain Sight

[caption id="attachment_2485334" align="alignright" width="287" caption="Will Seippel, the founder, CEO and president of WorthPoint, recently discovered a pair of these 18th-century Sevres end pieces at an estate sale after many people passed them over, including a pair of expert appraisers, who tagged them at $125 each. Their true value is much, much more."][/caption] Just as the everyday collector hopes...

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  • 10
    Aug

Auction Report: Hot Deals Realized at Sizzling Mississippi Mansion Sale

[caption id="attachment_2485245" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The top lot of the sale at the Belle Oaks mansion in Macon, Miss., was this beautiful 4-piece parlor suite by J.H. Belter, circa 1855 ($11,550)."][/caption] MACON, Miss. – A beautiful four-piece parlor suite by the 19th-century New York furniture maker John Henry Belter, in the Rosalie with Grapes pattern, sold for $11,550 at...

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  • 10
    Aug

Landmark St. Joseph Restaurant’s Building, Memorabilia & Equipment to go on the Block

[caption id="attachment_2485270" align="aligncenter" width="470" caption="The landmark Judy's D&G Restaurant in St. Joseph, Mo. The restaurant’s building and contents will be auctioned Aug. 20 and 22."][/caption] ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Judy’s D&G Restaurant—a landmark St. Joseph dining facility that had operated continuously from its opening during World War II until its recent closing—will be the object of a three-category,...

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  • 10
    Aug

Auction Report: President Garfield Ambrotypes & Daguerreotypes Top Sale

[caption id="attachment_2485258" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Four of the nine ambrotype and daguerreotype images pertaining to James A. Garfield that brought $21,470, highlighting the three-day Philip Weiss Auctions event on July 31-Aug. 2, 2009."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An historic archive comprising nine ambrotype and daguerreotype images of James A. Garfield—taken in the 1850s and the first known images of the...

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  • 10
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 10, 1943

Tuesday, Aug 10, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485971" align="alignright" width="150"] Aug. 10, 1943 Diary Page[/caption] The wind has been trying to blow us off the map all day. Dust was lying a quarter of an inch deep on my desk and everything else as well. This country is beginning more and more to remind me of...

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  • 9
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 9, 1943

Monday, Aug. 9, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485963" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Aug. 9, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning a bulletin on the Sicilian campaign came in and said the German Front has shrunk to 40 miles and was dissolving fast. It also stated that any evidence of evacuations was being watched closely and that it would be...

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  • 8
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 8, 1943

Sunday, Aug. 8, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2485963" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Aug. 8, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] The captain left around nine o’clock so we had a peaceful day. The boys cleaned up their tools and put their shops in order for the coming week then went their own way. Most of them spent the day in bull...

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