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  • The Next Big Thing? Modern Design

    The Next Big Thing? Modern Design

    A Chicago auction of vases, lamps, and artwork from a famous collection of the quirky Jim Walrod attracted worldwide buyers. Included was this unique Gaetano Pesce Fish Design vase. Find...

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  • Nippon — Collecting Japanese Porcelain

    Nippon — Collecting Japanese Porcelain

    Porcelain collectibles from Japan are affordable as well as eye-catching. This pair of Nippon candlesticks trimmed in gold auctioned for less than $40 in Indiana. Find more Nippon pieces and...

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  • Riding the Trend for Historic Bicycles

    Riding the Trend for Historic Bicycles

    Some of the earliest bicycles – including some that will shake your bones! – were big sellers in a recent New York auction. This c.1887 “ordinary” bicycle sold or more...

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  • Early Tools Are Collectible

    Early Tools Are Collectible

    Early tools, made from the Roman period to the 19th century, drew special interest at an auction in Massachusetts, where this 19th century French sickle sold. See prices and photos...

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  • A Toast to Collectible Flasks!

    A Toast to Collectible Flasks!

    Decorative glass flasks from the 19th century were great for whiskey and now draw collectors with their embossed historical figures and patriotic decorations. A recent auction included this c.1860 cornflower...

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  • Bobbleheads Get the Nod

    Bobbleheads Get the Nod

    Bobbleheads, with oversized, bouncing heads, first grabbed sports memorabilia collectors’ attention in the mid-20th century. Also called nodders, these figures represent hundreds of sports teams, mascots and players – like...

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  • Silver Tableware Shines

    Silver Tableware Shines

    Decorative silver items are durable and versatile. Collectors use their silver pieces and also display them. This Tiffany pitcher has retained its beauty for more than 100 years. For more...

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