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Ever wonder if you made the right choice on dropping out of an auction? (11/27/08)
Ever wonder if you made the right choice on dropping out of an auction? Recently I was following a squash blossom necklace that was signed “LC”. More >>


Large Iroquois Pincushion (11/25/08)
Large Iroquois Pincushion By Dolores Elliott One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910. More >>


An Archaeologist Who Digs Beads (10/28/08)
Editor’s Note: Dolores Elliott’s background may be in archaeology, but her lifelong love is Iroquois-beadwork antiques and collectibles. More >>


Windmill Weights as Folk Art (10/2/08)
15 inch star weight made by the U. S. Wind Engine & Pump Co. Batavia, Ill. c, 1890. is mounted on a tiger maple stand and has provenance to a Minnesota farm. ItAfter I posted yesterday’s blog about the Whirligigs sought after by collectors, I guess my mind started going back to … More >>


It’s a What? A Whirligig? (9/24/08)
Whirligig. Photo from Marquisantiques.com If I told you a whirligig could bring in some big money, would you know what a whirligig is and how to spot one?  I always teach members of my antique business club that the money in this business is made in the rare. The rare and desirable will keep your money turning, and a whirligig falls into this category. More >>


The Magic of Iroquois Beadwork (9/6/08)
Fig 19. Pristine mid 20th century star pincushion that has beaded on it REMEMBER ME.In 1903, my grandmother went to the Afton Fair, a small agricultural fair in central New York State. Because her daughter, my aunt, was sick and couldn’t go to the fair, my grandmother brought a present for her from the fair. It was a pink satin beaded bird-shaped pincushion with the year 1903 beaded under the tail. (Figure 1.) More >>


Aztecs (9/3/08)
the Aztecs I have on question have been in my possession for several years. I found them in an old store that has since closed up. I’ve enjoyed them, scanned them over a thousand times but also know that they are not to stay with me. Like most people, times are hard and needs must be met. More >>


Auctioning Shaker Items, Finding Roman Coins, Restoring a Folk-Art Landmark (8/2/08)
Arts and collectibles news is highlighted by a rare Shaker auction, unearthing Roman coins, controversy over a folk-art “village” and the sale of the Mount Rushmore of folk art. Rare public offering of Shaker items More >>


Southwestern and Northwestern Antiques and Americana (7/29/08)
Just a note to say that I am interested in finding items in the Northwest region of the U.S. that have significance in the westward expansion by the settlers and in relics of tribal Native American life. b.wehling@yahoo.com More >>


Tribal Art Combines Beauty and Ritual (5/2/08)
BaKota ancestral funerary figure Out of Africa’s central forests have come beautiful examples of tribal art. These collectible works are important in their own right, but also have influenced the works of major 19th and 20th century Western artists, including Picasso, Modigliani, Braque, Klee, Vlaminck and Derain.african More >>


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