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Toy Fans Flock To Pook & Pook Auction
DOWNINGTON, Pa. — Passionate toy collectors actively pursued top picks at Pook & Pook’s Christmas Antique Toy Auction with acclaimed antique toy expert Noel Barrett, boosting the sell-through rate to 97 percent. The top lot was an animated Baranger l
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classic Cool The Timeless Appeal of Eisenberg Ice
Winter seems like the perfect time to explore a company that referred to its rhinestone jewelry as ice. Yes, even when advertising early Eisenberg Original pieces, the company described its jewelry this way even though pieces weren’t actually marked
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Auctions
Artfact Live Auctions, www.Artfact.com/LiveAuctions, the online marketplace for premier art, antiques, collectibles, and estate auctions worldwide. DealersMarketUSA.com, www.DealersMarketUSA.com, Buy & Sell art and antiques. Sundays. Heritage Weekly
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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Paul Kennedy EDITOR Kristine Manty CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Wayne Jordan, Eric Bradley, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo, Michael Polak, Pamela Wiggins Siegel CREATIVE DIRECTOR Edie Mann ADVERTISING SALES Tim Baldwin - TBaldwin@aimmedia.com Dir
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Good Grief! Another record for Charlie Brown
DALLAS – Portraits of Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, Schroeder, Patty, Violet, Shermy and Good Ol’ Charlie Brown that Charles Schultz drew in 1953 for a promotional giveaway recently set a world record for the highest price paid at auction for original Peanuts
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A Champion of All Arts For All People
saw the arts as a driver of positive social change, upholding the pillars of diversity, inclusiveness and community involvement. She was a tireless champion of under-recognized artists and art forms, and for most of her career, served as Director of
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Rare Hummel Collection at Auction
CLEARWATER, Fla. – A stunning collection of incredibly rare Hummel figurines, including prototypes, one-of-a-kind pieces and original artwork by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, will be offered January 16 by Blackwell Auctions. Purported to be one of
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My New Year's Resolution New Year's Resolution with strings attached
MY WASHBURN ACOUSTIC GUITAR is propped up in the corner of our second-floor bedroom. It’s a good-looking guitar, with a golden spruce top and dark mahogany sides and back. A little dusty, a little out of tune, certainly, but quite handsome nonetheles
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Divers Discover Rare Piece Of History
German research divers recently looking for abandoned fishing nets along the Baltic seafloor that threaten marine life, found a rare piece of history: an Enigma machine — the German encryption device used by Nazi forces to send secret message during
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A Closer Look At The Enigma Machine
The Enigma machine is an encryption device developed and used in the early- to mid-20th century to protect commercial, diplomatic and military communication. It was employed extensively by Nazi Germany during World War II, in all branches of the Germ
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Mathematician Cracks The Enigma Code
The work of British mathematician Alan Turing is credited with shortening World War II by several years, but until the release of the Oscar-winning film, The Imitation Game, in 2014, not many people knew who he was. Acknowledged as one of the most in
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Club Approves Sale Of Prized Monet
CHICAGO — The Union League Club of Chicago, home to one of the most significant private art collections in the American Midwest, is reportedly planning to liquidate a portion of its collection, including a coveted Monet painting, Pommiers en fleurs (
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Prov • E • Nance
• the place of origin or earliest known history of something • the beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin • a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality Derived from the French term
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Pack Attack
Glen Christensen loves a good story. One of his favorites comes from the son of a former Green Bay Packers’ assistant equipment manager in the 1960s. “Him and his brothers worked for the Packers, I think for a dollar a game or something,” Christensen
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It's ELEMENTARY My Dear Collector
The word provenance is derived from the French term provenir, meaning “to come from.” When a collector considers purchasing a work of art, the subject of the work’s provenance is often brought up. When the term is used in fine art, or antiques, it re
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Groundbreaking Leaps
Artist Augusta Savage was born a Leap Year baby and once said, “It seems to me that I have been leaping ever since.” And she did, indeed, make groundbreaking leaps from the Jim Crow South to public attention in the Harlem Renaissance. Also an educato
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African American Art Sets Records At Swann
NEW YORK — African American art continues to set records at Swann Auction Galleries. A December 11 sale at the auction house established records for eight artists, including Charles Alston, Wadsworth Jarrell and Augusta Savage, and totaled $2.8 milli
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calendar Events Calendar
Ongoing: every first Sunday of the month, Alameda. Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Ongoing: every Sunday April-December, New Milford. Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market, 490 Danbury Road (Rte. 7 / 202) New Milford, CT 06776; etflea@gmail.com; 860-355-1448; w
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Silent Classics Make Some Noise At Heritage
DALLAS – Here’s looking at you, Rick and Ilsa. Heritage Auctions recently held its most successful Vintage Posters event ever – in terms of both quality and prices realized. Look no further than the Casablanca six-sheet, at right, that sold for $384,
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silver & BOLD
Some believe that the true magic of the holiday season can be found in the family Christmas tree, which can create as many memories as the gifts found underneath it. Ornaments that decorated yesterday’s trees continue to create holiday traditions for
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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Paul Kennedy EDITOR Kristine Manty CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Wayne Jordan, Eric Bradley, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo, Michael Polak, Pamela Wiggins Siegel CREATIVE DIRECTOR Edie Mann ADVERTISING SALES Tim Baldwin - TBaldwin@aimmedia.com Dir
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Twinkling Tannenbaums
There is a scene in the 1965 holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, when Charlie and Linus go shopping for the biggest aluminum Christmas tree Lucy asks them to get that’s “maybe painted pink.” They end up at a lot filled with aluminum trees in
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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa (lots Of Them)
I met my first professional Santa Claus three years ago in New Mexico, where I was photographing cowboys, gunslingers, snake handler and Civil War-era re actors. One subject made a convincing 1860s Union soldier, complete with authentic costume and r
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SANTA'S LAP CRISIS Leaves Us Standing By
CONSIDER THE WORD LAP – noun, verb, friend. It’s no coincidence that lap spelled backwards is pal. Lap is one of the most helpful and versatile words in the English language. Good fortune smiling upon you? Then you can live in the lap of luxury. Gett
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A Virtual Success Story
Last summer, facing the threat of canceling its annual convention because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Antique Advertising Association of America (AAAA) decided to make a bold move. Instead of disappointing its membership, the group decided to chall
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AAAA Winter Retreat Highlights
Among a host of offerings, the Antique Advertising Association of America’s Virtual Winter Retreat will feature tours of two of the most impressive antique advertising collections in the country. The virtual event January 23-24 will offers guided tou
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Batman Comic Book Nets $1.5M
DALLAS – An unrestored May 1939 issue of Detective Comics No. 27, featuring the first appearance of Batman, sold for $1.5 million on November 19 at Heritage Auctions, becoming the most expensive comic book starring the caped crusader ever sold at auc
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Good Boy !Snoopy Fetches $192K
DALLAS – Charles Schulz began his Peanuts syndicated comic strip on October 2, 1950. During its nearly 18,000-strip, 50-year run, no character captured our imagination like Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s loyal and imaginative beagle. At its peak, Peanuts wa
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Warm Fuzzies Teddy Bears Give Comfort To Collectors
as COVID-19 continues to isolate the world, people are turning to a trusted friend for comfort: The iconic teddy bear is flying off store displays and attic shelves, as more collectors stampede to enhance their stash, ensuring a daily hug from their
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A Steiff Price
A Steiff bear named “Teddy Girl” continues to hold the Guinness World Record for the most expensive antique bear, after selling at Christie’s in London in 1994 for $171,600, more than 18 times the estimate and twice the previous world record. The bea
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