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A Paddington Bear Guide to Fine & Decorative Arts

By Holly Culbreath Continuing with our Paddington Bear series, I’ll be examining Paddington and the Old Master[i] and Too Much Off the Top[ii], where Paddington learns a great deal about art and antiques from his friend Mr. Gruber, who owns a shop in the Portobello Road.  Their friendship not only affords cocoa and buns every […]

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A Paddington Bear Guide to Auctions

A Paddington Bear Guide to Auctions

By Holly Culbreath Like many little girls, I was once crazy for teddy bears, evidenced by the storage boxes collecting dust in my mother’s attic.  Paddington, a “very rare bear” from “Darkest Peru”, was the bear that started it all.  As a child, I identified with Paddington Bear because he resembled me: well-intentioned, but out […]

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The Enigma of Joan Clarke: Numismatist

By Holly Culbreath Like many Holidays-makers (happy to be off work, though desperate to escape their relatives), I recently saw The Imitation Game.  Based on true events, The Imitation Game chronicles the struggle of Alan Turing, father of the digital computer, to break the “unbreakable” Nazi Enigma code during World War II. I initially went […]

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A Moment of Peace during a Time of War: The Christmas Truce of 1914

By Bryan Booher Christmas is a magical time of year for me.  I come from a fairly German family (my mother hails from a small town near Ludwigsburg in the German state of Baden-Württemberg) and there is no time of year that I feel more “German” than around Christmas.  While we celebrate like most Americans […]

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Condition Significance in Collectible Coins

By Sarah Miller When we happen upon a pile of old coins in an estate’s closet or safe, usually our first reaction is to look for the oldest coins in the cache. It may be counterintuitive however, that age is not always the biggest determinant of value. While coins minted in the mid 20th century and […]

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Why Elvis Presley is called “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

By Jim Steele Elvis Presley is known as “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – what does that mean, exactly? It’s not that he was the first to be associated with the term Rock and Roll; in fact, Rocking and Rolling had been around since the early 1900s as a descriptive of the spiritual excitement of […]

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Hermès Scarves: Ties That Bind

By Holly Culbreath My love affair with scarves began at the age of eleven when I inherited my grandmother’s collection.  The rest of her clothes were given to charity when she died, but her scarves seemed too full of memory to let go – the many times had I seen her drape her shoulders or […]

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Heritage’s Top Picks from Paris Photo

By Rachel Peart The 18th year of Paris Photo open from November 13-16th,  is comprised of 35 countries, 143 galleries, and 26 art book dealers and publishers on display at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.  The City of Lights is filled with photographs, artists, gallery owners, curators, and collectors making Paris even more enchanting. […]

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…at the late night double feature picture show.”

By Michael Morgan What person in their right mind would attend a Jimmy Buffet concert without an Acapulco shirt loud enough to make air sick, and a stuffed parrot on their shoulder? Every pop-culture event has a list of mandatory equipment for attendees. Subculture events often cause the list to take interesting, if not bizarre […]

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TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE HANDBAGS SOLD AT AUCTION

To celebrate PurseBlog‘s National Handbag Day, we curated a list of our Top 10 Most Expensive Handbags ever sold at Heritage Auctions.  Happy Bidding!   Share:

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