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What’s Selling on eBay: August 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,377 (28 bids, 10 bidders): Unusual Antique Corkscrew. This is an antique corkscrew that looks quite unusual to me, though I am no expert. It has no name on it. It has a wooden handle, and the rest of it is steel. The side arms almost look like a…

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Woody Auction bringing 450 lots of art glass Sept. 9

DOUGLASS, Kan. – Fred and Maxine Zumthurn of California accumulated many pieces of art glass and other antiques over the years. It will take at least two auctions – possibly more – to liquidate their entire collection. The first of these auctions is planned for Saturday, September 9th in the gallery of Woody Auction. Brides…

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New to the Bookshelf: Unique take on Harry Potter universe

IOLA, WI – Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard is the first book of its kind. It features a comprehensive survey of the rich art, books, and memorabilia created during the last 20 years of Pottermania. First-edition copies of J.K. Rowling’s epic now command nearly $50,000 and special items…

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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano sold for $22,500 at a Traditional Collector Auction held June 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an .800 silver eagle by Italian maker Buccellati finished at $19,200; a rustic scene of a fisherman…

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James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction to Feature Over 1,600 Lots of Extraordinary Fine and Decorative Art, Museum Quality Antiques and Furniture, and Exquisite Asian Selection Fairfield, ME, August 1, 2017. – It’s time for the most anticipated premier auction of the summer season – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques…

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Cambridge Wildflower pattern glass sets course for Aug. 19 sale

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – The lifetime single-owner collections of Kenneth and Joan Cole will be sold Aug. 19, at the Coles’ residence in Panama Beach by The Specialists of the South. The sale will feature a vast array of items, to include Cambridge glass in the Wildflower pattern, 100+ cake plates, crystal and cut…

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Antiques Peek: August 2017

Braided Beauties by Jessica Kosinski Braided rugs have been produced for centuries in some form, and they have also gone by many names, including rag rugs. Although we now consider them to be common household items, they have a very rich history, both in Europe and in North America. They are even prominently featured in…

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Ask the Experts: Marks trace silver teapot to London maker, 1772

Q Hello, we love your magazine! Have always wanted to send in a few heirlooms, including a teapot, to Ask the Experts.I have three items, actually the third is a pair. Here’s the notes written by my mother: • ENGLISH SILVER TEA POT: 11 inches wide (spout to handle) and 6 inches high, monogram says…

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Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home

by Kim Ivey Senior curator of textiles and historic interiors Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Exhibit Introduction The exhibition Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, showcases a century of printed textiles from India, Great Britain, and Continental Europe, dating from the…

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