Challenges and Coinage in Early America

With the ease of today’s credit or debit cards and a seemingly endless supply of change collecting in our desk drawers and back pockets, it can be difficult to imagine that early Americans once did not have enough coins in circulation to complete the simplest of transactions. However, the lack of circulating coinage in early […]

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Barbecue Guns

For as long as humankind has been carrying weapons, people have been decorating them. Early designs were attempts to add a magical power to the piece. Later efforts were intended to beautify, and to show off the wealth and status of the owner. Elaborately embellished weaponry became a form of male jewelry while the ladies […]

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A Wedgwood Partial Service: The Thrill of the Hunt

If you flip to the mid-section of our upcoming Fine & Decorative Arts Sale, you will find this quite peculiar moth-centric dining service.  Here at Heritage’s Art Annex we have a special fondness for the moth, as we often pull our tired bodies to the Meddlesome Moth to fix our palates with beers and zucchini […]

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