• 21
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 23, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3681681] Friday,  April 23, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481474" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 23,...

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  • 21
    Apr

Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask

I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must get the same type of excitement, when after hours of back breaking digging pays off as they unearth a wonderful old bottle fully intact. An amethyst-colored Victorian lady's flask found during a bottle...

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  • 21
    Apr

Christopher Kent: A Man for All Styles

[caption id="attachment_2481100" align="alignleft" width="87" caption="1840 Japanese vase"][/caption] Christopher Kent walked into the “Gray Goose,” a Charleston, S.C., junk shop piled with debris and dust. “There were flea-bitten, 1950s armchairs that should have been given a good burial,” Kent said. “It was the sort of place that makes you want to disinfect yourself when you leave, frankly, just my...

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  • 21
    Apr

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

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. Wednesday,  April 21, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481391" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 21, 1943 Diary...

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  • 20
    Apr

Weekly News Roundup: April 20- April 24, 2009

Wrapping up this week's art, antiques and collectibles news is an update on the use of antiques in contemporary interior design, a WWII bravery medal awarded to a dog and Jean Cocteau memorabilia slated for auction next week. From The New York Times: Well on in Years, But Never Out of Date The Times' weekly antiques section discusses...

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  • 20
    Apr

Auction Report: Skinner Asian Art Sale

On April 24 and 25, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers will present in its Boston salesrooms the Asian Works of Art Sale. Skinner has specialized in Asian works of art for more than 20 years. This auction will offer fine furniture and decorative arts from Asia and the South Seas including Chinese, Korean and Japanese glass, pottery, netsuke, porcelain,...

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  • 20
    Apr

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

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. Tuesday,  April 20, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481387" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 20, 1943 Diary...

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  • 20
    Apr

With Gold Sale Parties, It’s Caveat Venditor, Not Emptor

In these tough economic times, individuals are considering selling objects, such as antiques and collectibles, they no longer need to obtain much needed cash. Items made from precious metals and possibly containing precious and semiprecious stones are high on the list. Hosting a “Gold Party” has become a national phenomenon. The classic cautionary warning of “if it sounds...

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  • 20
    Apr

Antique Maps: Roads to the Past

Antique maps are a connection between the past and present. These often striking collectibles show how the world was or was perceived decades and even centuries ago. Roads long since overgrown, countries long since swallowed by neighbors, tiny villages now sprawling metropolises, antique maps give us a glimpse into yesterday. What is an antique map? To be considered...

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  • 19
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 19, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3678575] Monday,  April 19, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481257" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 19,...

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