• 22
    Jun

The Curious Time Piece: A 19th Century Japanese Bracket Clock

[caption id="attachment_2483817" align="aligncenter" width="298" caption="A 19th Century Japanese Bracket Clock, circa 1840. With its wooden case intact, it would sell at auction for more than $5,000."][/caption] One of the joys of being an appraiser is the number of truly wonderful things one runs into on what starts as an average day of cataloging items for sale or an estate...

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  • 22
    Jun

American Antique Furniture Styles: Who Do They Really Belong To?

We are a nation of immigrants, no discussion. Some of us have been here longer than others, and some can even claim their family came on the Mayflower, but that's just a method of transportation, not a pedigree. Some were here long before the Mayflower but even they aren't really from here. We all came here from somewhere...

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  • 22
    Jun

Adler Sterling Flatware Service Commands Top Price at Leland Little Estate Auction

[caption id="attachment_2483788" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A complete 132-piece modern hammered sterling flatware service for 12 by Allan Adler sold for $15,525 highlighted the Historic Hillsborough Auction held June 13-14 by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. "][/caption] HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – An important and complete 132-piece modern hammered sterling flatware service for 12 by the renowned California silversmith Allan...

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  • 22
    Jun

Pair of Prominent Panama City Estates to be Sold at Auction Saturday, June 27

[caption id="attachment_2483778" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="This fine green opaque vase on an Oriental-style stand is sure to spark keen bidder interest."][/caption] PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Some 300 fresh-to-the-market lots from a pair of prominent southern estates will be sold on Saturday, June 27, in a live and Internet auction to be held by Specialists of the South, Inc. Offered...

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  • 22
    Jun

Vintage Motorcycles, Petroliana Lots Highlight Don Fielder Estate Sale

CEDAR POINT, Ill. – The lifetime single-owner collection of Don Fiedler—comprising over 700 lots of vintage toy trucks, cast-iron and tin motorcycle toys, full-size antique motorcycles and bicycles, advertising signs and displays, petroliana items, coin-op machines and more brought strong prices at a recent auction. “The final hammer prices on many of the lots surpassed initial estimates,” said...

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  • 22
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: June 22-June 26, 2009

In art, auction and collectibles headlines is the sale of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece that has been featured frequently in movies and TV shows, a poor showing for Christie’s, a very pricey straw bag and the Fab Four show their star power again. From Reuters: Frank Lloyd Wright's famed Ennis House to be sold It was “The...

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  • 22
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 22, 1943

[voxant 3726542] Tuesday, June 22, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483754" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 22, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Things are getting pretty tense around here now and nearly everything is frozen as far as supplies and spare parts are concerned. These are being sent to the five places that have been selected for the debarkation of our...

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  • 21
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 21, 1943

Monday, June 21, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483737" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 21, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning about three o'clock I was awakened by the A.R. siren and when that sounds over here you scat. They didn't come over our area but dropped a few eggs up near Mateur sector. We could see the Ack Ack...

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  • 20
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 20, 1943

Sunday, June 20, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483729" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 20, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning Sgt. Enright woke me with the news that the Major had called last night and ordered us to send twenty-five men on D. S. to an amunition (sic) dump where they would act as part of a labor battalion...

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  • 19
    Jun

This Week in Geek 6/17/09

[caption id="attachment_2483743" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Captain America #600"][/caption] This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week's new comics from a collector's point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure...

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