Turnipseed Reaps Diverse Collecting Crop
It started with a cardboard box at a garage sale purchased for $1. In the box was a plastic jewelry set—a bracelet, ring and earrings—all in polka dots. That was the beginning of Maggie Turnipseed’s collecting Bakelite plastics. “There is something about the quality of the pieces. They are very smooth, and they come in […]
Auction Report: Dallas Auction Gallery
Located in the most dynamic market in the Southwest, Dallas Auction Gallery holds regular auctions in a professional-viewing gallery and auction house offering antique furniture, decorative arts, art glass, porcelain, fine art, contemporary fine art, antique silver, Asian art, antiquities, estate jewelry, French, Continental and American antique furniture and much more. Its January Antique and […]
Top Obama Inaugural Collectibles
Superstar Will Smith got teary. Ellen Malcolm, founder of Emily’s List called it “a proud moment in our nation’s history.” Great Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown deemed it “inspirational.” There were reports of millions of joyful people dancing in the streets from Bogotá to Naples to Shanghai to Chicago. Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert slaughtered […]
Early 20th Century Prestige Watches
The early 20th century saw fierce competition among American watch companies. Every watch company in the country produced a “top of the line” watch, of the best production and high grade. These were, of course, lesser production because they required more time and effort. These companies took the competition one step further and started producing […]
Boston Watch Co. Dennison Howard and Davis
The early watch manufacturers didn’t do things consistently or exactly in series. The Boston Watch Company—the granddaddy of all American watch companies—is particularly annoying in this respect. Nearly every watchmaker in the United States was either European- or English-trained. Dennison was incorporating Eli Whitney’s mass production assembly line to the watch industry, which was going […]
Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Collectibles
Editor’s Note: There are collectibles, and then there are Disney collectibles. Mickey, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Little Mermaid—these keepsakes go across so many generations and bring such happiness to them. Learn more about Disney collecting.
THE HAMILTON WATCH CO.
The Hamilton Watch Company came into existence in 1892. The name Hamilton was selected to honor Andrew Hamilton, original owner of the site of Lancaster. Hamilton was granted the land by William Penn’s heirs and is credited with founding the city of Lancaster with his son James.