• 24
    Sep

Saved from Scrapheap of History, Manhattan Project Workshop Window Up for Auction

We often hear of someone or something ending up on the scrapheap of history. On Oct. 22, a piece of history saved from the scrapheap will be going up for auction at Bonhams inaugural History of Science sale in New York. The piece—an original viewing window from the Manhattan Project’s Hanford Site in Southeastern Washington—was used […]

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  • 23
    Sep

‘Thrift Hunters’ Crisscross the Country Looking for Deals as Season Two Premiers Oct. 11

Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith will be crisscrossing the country as “Thrift Hunters” returns for its second season—premiering on Oct. 11 on Spike TV. They will be hitting huge thrift stores, small second-hand shops and antique malls in large cities and small towns, and they want you to know that there is good thrifting […]

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  • 16
    Sep

Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind

When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique, based on its age, but could also be called a piece of junk, based on its condition and appearance—there is a choice to be made: is it worth refinishing, and if so, do you strip the old finish off and re-stain it […]

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  • 16
    Sep

Antarctic Sledding Note Delivered by Dog Throws Light on Historic Polar Explorations

LONDON – A fascinating collection of sledding notes written by members of Capt. Robert F. Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition during the “Heroic Age” of polar exploration that give a vivid insight into the challenges and obstacles of their work in the Antarctic will go under the hammer in during Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of […]

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  • 15
    Sep

Museum-Quality 1890s Pomo Burden Basket Highlights Western and Native Art Sale

SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold for $23,000 at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc. The twined, conical-shaped traditional Pomo burden basket was in remarkable condition and was a huge example: 21 […]

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  • 12
    Sep

One of the Most Iconic Works by Georgia O’Keeffe Expected to Realize $10-$15M at Auction

NEW YORK – One of the most well-known examples of Georgia O’Keeffe’s celebrated flower paintings—“Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1”—which stand among the most recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, will be the centerpiece of Sotheby’s upcoming American Art sale, set for Nov. 20. There will be three works by O’Keefe that are […]

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  • 12
    Sep

Pottery Museum of Red Wing now open in Factory’s Home Town

RED WING, Minn. – A new, world-class museum has opened in this Mississippi River town, born of the vision of a group of volunteers who form the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation. More than 100 volunteers donated nearly 10,000 hours of time and expertise to bring the vast project—officially called the Pottery Museum of Red […]

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  • 11
    Sep

Trove of Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Original Artwork to Pace Cottone Auctions Sale

GENESEO, N.Y. –Mid-Century Modern pieces—including commissioned pieces by the renowned Danish designer Tage Frid, as well as numerous other luminaries in the field—will lead the upcoming Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Sept. 26 and 27 at Cottone Auctions. The sale will also include original oil paintings and other works of art, marvelous art […]

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  • 11
    Sep

Items from Estate of Decorated Marine Pilot to be Sold by The Specialists of the South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Nineteenth-century furniture, Southwestern and Asian objects and artwork and ceramic collectibles from the estate of John Townsend Tyler—a highly decorated U.S. Marine officer and pilot— will be sold by The Specialists of the South on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. Tyler, […]

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  • 11
    Sep

Worthologist’s Kindle Book offers Advice to New Dealers in the Antiques Trade

While driving through a neighboring town, Wayne Jordan was surprised to see that a relatively new antique mall had closed down. It got him thinking about why a venture such as this—an antique mall with every booth rented would go out of business so quickly. With more than 40 years in the antique business as […]

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