This book describes
and prices Western collectibles including art, cowboy gear,
homestead items, military, mining, rodeo memorabilia, and Native
American handcrafts. It’s the ultimate handbook for collectors of
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The American West
tells the story of the aftermath of the Civil War and how the United
States transformed into the "land of opportunity." The series tells
the stories of the Old West’s greatest names—Jesse James, Billy the
Kid, Wyatt Earp, Colonel Custer, and others.
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.
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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