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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Jones & Horan sold $703,000 worth of coins, watches and jewelry on October 1. It was a fast-paced sale, moving 386 lots in under four hours. Wristwatches, especially Rolex, led the day, followed by pocket watches and jewelry. Jones & Horan does not charge a buyer’s premium, perhaps unique in this day […],

Across The Block - Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:17:05 +0000

This week’s Across The Block features high flying lots from auction houses around the United States, including works by Thomas Hart Benton, Picasso, early American glass, a war horse tintype, a William and Mary table and much more.,

A Fall Attraction – RSL’s Toy & Bank Auction - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:30:00 +0000

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. – Fall has arrived and with it comes football, storm windows, colorful trees, winter vacation plans and a toy and bank auction conducted by RSL Auction Company. A total of $820,000 was spent for 663 lots on Saturday, October 7, with 21 percent of sales going to the internet.,

Top Picks: The Chickamauga War Log - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:28:58 +0000

The Battle of Chickamauga was a three-day affair, taking place September 18–20, 1863, between the Union and Confederate Armies. It was named after the Chickamauga Creek, which ran just outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., which was, at this point, held by the Union following its successful campaign to drive out the Confederate Army of Tennessee from […],

Video: Mirrors In Pre-Raphaelite Paintings - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:26:43 +0000

LONDON — “One unexpected spinoff of [Jan van Eyck’s] Arnolfini portrait, is that the convex mirror became a staple of the middle-class interior, there became a fashion for these mirrors from the 1860s onward,” said Alison Smith, curator at Tate Britain. “I think its because they helped create an ambiguous, mysterious space.” In this video, […],

Across The Block - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:43:25 +0000

  Benton’s Ten-Pound Hammer Litho Rings High At Soulis Auctions LONE JACK, MO. — A pencil-signed lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) crossed the block at Soulis Auctions’ September 30 estate sale with a $4/6,000 estimate. “Ten Pound Hammer,” 1967, a 13¾-by-9¾-inch image on a 17¾-by-13-inch sheet, sold at $13,200, as part of a single-owner […],

Top Picks: The Chickamauga War Log - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:15:10 +0000

The Battle of Chickamauga was a three-day affair, taking place September 18–20, 1863, between the Union and Confederate Armies. It was named after the Chickamauga Creek, which ran just outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., which was, at this point, held by the Union following its successful campaign to drive out the Confederate Army of Tennessee from […],

Video: Mirrors In Pre-Raphaelite Paintings - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:42:09 +0000

LONDON — “One unexpected spinoff of [Jan van Eyck’s] Arnolfini portrait, is that the convex mirror became a staple of the middle-class interior, there became a fashion for these mirrors from the 1860s onward,” said Alison Smith, curator at Tate Britain. “I think its because they helped create an ambiguous, mysterious space.” In this video, […],

Q&A: Phyllis Fender - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:47:23 +0000

Leo Fender did more than invent the electric guitar; he altered the trajectory of the music world. Would the sounds of iconic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck be the same if they hadn’t played Fender Stratocasters? Phyllis Fender, wife of the late inventor, is giving the world a […],

Vermont Pickers Show Ends Antiques Week On A High Note - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:46:28 +0000

LUDLOW, VT. – The Vermont Pickers Market, October 1, was the last of the five shows comprising Antiques Week in Vermont. Returning to the Okemo ski area base lodge, it was a new addition to the roster of shows, and more than 130 buyers streamed in when the doors opened at 10 am, with active […],