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  • Chicago Arts & Crafts Silver Shines

    Chicago Arts & Crafts Silver Shines

    Silver collectors know the quality of Chicago Arts & Crafts craftsmanship and the prices prove it. A recent sale featured several Chicago metalsmiths, including The Kalo Shop, which made this...

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  • Alvar Aalto and Collectible Scandinavian Modern Design

    Alvar Aalto and Collectible Scandinavian Mode…

    Alver Aalto was a Scandinavian architect and designer who co-founded the design firm Artek. A recent auction in Finland featured Artek items and furnishings. The company's style is known for...

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  • Time to Collect Carriage Clocks

    Time to Collect Carriage Clocks

    Carriage clocks were high technology in the late 1700s, enabling travelers to keep track of the time. "New" spring technology meant clocks didn't have to be balanced and could be...

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  • Blue Bottles Attract Interest

    Blue Bottles Attract Interest

    Flasks were gone in a flash at a recent bottle auction. Blue bottles like this skull-form "POISON" bottle are popular collectibles. Blue bottles are available in every shape and price...

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  • A Dinner Table Fit for a Queen

    A Dinner Table Fit for a Queen

    When Queen Elizabeth invited President Trump for a state visit, she planned a royal weekend that included parades, gun salutes, a viewing of American artifacts from the Royal Collection, and...

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Collectors' Concerns
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  • Anti-Hitler Pin

    Anti-Hitler Pin

    Q: We have an anti-Hitler political pin made by Evans Novelty Co. of Chicago, Illinois. There is a picture of Uncle Sam holding a rope and standing in front of...

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Mystery Marks
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  • Villedieu Copper Pitcher

    Villedieu Copper Pitcher

    Q: I purchased this copper pitcher from a person who kept detailed records of what he had and when and where he bought or received it. His index card in...

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