Five for Friday: 5 Standout Collectible Wristwatches

This Five For Friday installment looks at five standout wristwatches from the upcoming Sports Collectible Auction May 11-13. 1.   1956 New York Yankees World Series Championship Rolex Gold Wristwatch Presented to Yogi Berra   Once when he was on a passenger jet, Hall of Famer and Yankee catcher Yogi Berra was asked what time it […]

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Collecting Your Hometown in Obsolete Banknotes

Eagle River. Marquette. Jackson.  The city names may sound obscure to most people, but to me and vintage currency collectors they are as familiar as apple pie. As a Michigander (a “Yooper” by birth) it’s a delight to find antique currency from the cities and towns I grew up in and visited all my life. […]

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Art Specialist Picks: Prints & Multiples

Our Modern & Contemporary specialists discuss their favorite works from our upcoming Prints & Multiples sale, taking place online and live in Dallas on April 10. Frank Hettig Director, Modern & Contemporary Art Christopher Wool is best known for his word paintings that focus on language as image, as well as photographs, prints, artist’s books […]

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Warhol Prints Still Deliver 15 Minutes of Fame

For celebrities and newsmakers there are moments when you know you have arrived. You appear on the cover of a magazine like Time, Vogue or Rolling Stone. Your first appearance on The Tonight Show or Meet the Press catapults you to a new level of celebrity or importance. In the 70s and 80s you knew […]

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J.P. Morgan’s Lasting Legacy in Asian Art

Described as a voracious collector, John Pierpoint (J.P.) Morgan spent the last decades of his life adding items to an already-impressive collection that included art, sculptures and significant pieces from around the world. The Morgan Library & Museum states that the man responsible for the creation of the Federal Reserve banking system spent the last two […]

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Texan War Prize: Santa Anna’s Captured Battle Map

Antonio López de Santa Anna, the “Napoleon of the West,” was one of North America’s most infamous leaders. Although he first fought to defend the Spanish Empire he later became an important figure in the Mexican Rebellion. His actions in the revolution made him a leading figure in the new Mexican Republic. He was elected […]

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The Introduction and Evolution of the New York City Art Deco Traffic Light

In a day and age when driving your car has become almost second nature, it is hard to imagine a time when the automobile was just coming onto the transportation scene. There really were no rules and even less etiquette with regards to right of way. Imagine navigating block after block of bustling downtown activity […]

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Bare Bones: Why We Love Skeletonized Watches and Timepieces

By: Michael Fossner | In an age where electronic and digitalized tools are the norm, mechanical Timepieces have a nostalgic flair that everyone loves for their perceptible movements. By this we mean that we can actually see, and hear these collectible items as they work, as opposed to the boring clock on our cell phones. […]

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Numismatic History: Honoring Native Americans through U.S. Coinage

By: Sarah Miller | The historical tribes that make up Native American culture have often been given a place of honor on many of the US Mint’s most popular and enduring coin designs. From the Indian Cents and $3 Gold Pieces of the 1850s to the modern Gold Buffalo Bullion series that began in 2008, […]

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Whimsical Furniture Designer: Peter Shire

From ceramics to sculpture, drawings to furniture, the art and designs of Peter Shire never bow to convention. Whimsical and unexpected, his creations have delighted collectors since the early days of his career as a member of the Memphis Group, an Italian design collective exhibiting in the 1980s, of which Shire was the only American […]

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