If you're looking to
start collecting railroadiana, then this book is for you. It
describes and lists the current values for posters, books, badges,
playing cards, timetables, watches, caps, lamps, maps, signs, tools,
brochures, and luggage stickers.
There’s something so
sublime about sitting in a comfy, window-side seat in a luxury train
with a glass of wine in hand to toast the scenery that slowly
unfolds before you. On these luxurious trains, people are still
expected to dress for dinner, and attentive waiters serve
five-course meals on bone china. Here are the top 10 luxury trains
in the world.
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Philadelphia is gearing up to commemorate the 200th anniversary
of the Manayunk Canal. To celebrate, the Fairmount Water Works
will be presenting a variety of events showcasing the canal's
unique history within the city.
Highly sought after posters by Alphonse Mucha and Henri de
Toulouse-Lautrec, two masters of early art posters led the sales
at Poster Auctions International’s first sale of 2020. Both of
these artists’ works sold for record prices, as did lesser known
works, including posters that have never been to auction before.
The sparkle of brilliant cut
glass has fascinated collectors ever since it first appeared in
the mid 19th century. And the sparkle was great as Woody Auction
presented its first live American Brilliant Cut Glass auction of
2020 on Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th, online and in
Woody Auction’s Auction Hall at 130 East Third Street in
Poster Auctions International,
Inc. (PAI) auctioned a collection of over 50 rare, original
propaganda posters on Sunday, October 28, as part of the firm’s
Rare Poster Auction #76. The collection included posters from
World Wars I and II, the inter-war period, the beginnings of the
Cold War, the Cuban Revolution and more.
An outstanding seven-piece
solid sterling silver tea set by the Loring Andrews Company of
Cincinnati, Ohio, brought $14,000 at a huge, two-day auction held
November 9th-10th by Woody Auction, online and in their gallery in
Fishing lure collectors had a
field day on October 19th and 20th at Miller & Miller
Auctions, Ltd., in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Three green
Chippewa spinner lures made around 1910 by the Immell Bait &
Tackle Company of the United States brought a combined
CA$24,780, and a clever Canadian-made circa 1930 Lurette No.
2 “living bait lure” was reeled in for CA$3,750—a record
price for the lure.
The April 14th
Bruneau & Company auction showed strong results for French
furniture and decorative arts when compared to years past.
“Competitive bidding brought the French Neoclassical bronze
figural group to a private collection in Egypt, followed by a
pair of parquetry inlaid bombe chests to Canada. You never know
where things are going to end up,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau
& Company specialist.
A mid-1930s Watling three-reel
5-cent slot machine sold for $3,250 and an 1871 general and
business directory for the residents of four counties in Nevada
realized $2,875 at an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction
held across four days, May 7th-10th, by Holabird Western
Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada.
A beautiful bronze depiction of a cowboy on
horseback by California sculptress Betty Saletta sold for
$5,000, a 25-cent War Eagle slot machine from the 1930s fetched
$2,875, and a mint condition A.B. Stewart & Company of Virginia
City, Nevada, drug store bottle dated 1877 made $2,250 at
Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s auction held on
January 20 and 21, 2018.
Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with an estimate of
$1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 as the top item in a highly successful
Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction that grossed just
under $1 million.
A 1923 oil on canvas painting by
the noted American landscape artist John Fulton Folinsbee,
titled "River at New Hope," knocked down for $165,200, and an
important 18kt gold, emerald and diamond necklace pendant found
a new owner for $35,400 at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery’s
annual New Year’s Signature Estates Auction held January 6 and
A fine bronze sculpture of a female nude by
Mexican-born realist Enrique Alferez, titled The Bather, done in
1983, climbed to $13,750 at Bruneau & Company Auctioneers’
Winter Antiques & Fine Arts Auction held Saturday, January 6,
An oil on board painting by Wayne
Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920) titled Lollipop Tree, a lovely art glass
vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974), and one of the finest
collections of Victorian furniture ever offered at auction are
just part of what bidders can expect at Nadeau’s Auction
Gallery’s annual New Year’s Day auction on Monday, January 1st,
at 11 am Eastern.
An exceedingly rare,
museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass
ewer, 17 inches tall, soared to $75,000 at a sale featuring two major
collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass, held November 18th by Woody
Auction, online and at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. It was the final
major cut glass auction of the year for Woody Auction, which is based in
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