Archive for April, 2010

184 Year Old Map for Garth’s Auction

. April 30, 2010

A rare, 184-year-old map that captures a critical point in Northeast Ohio history will soon be unveiled as it is presented for a May auction with expected bids as high as $50,000. The 1826 Savery-Sumner map, titled Map Of The Western Reserve Including the Fire Lands in Ohio, is one of the earliest locally printed […]

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New York Transit Museum Presents Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal

New York Transit Museum Presents Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal

. April 29, 2010

The exhibition at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal, offers a fascinating look into the creative and utilitarian use of clay as a base material and its conversion into items of service and beauty. Visitors will see shards of ceramic roof tiles, cooking pots, dishes and pipes that still retain […]

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HANDEL LAMP MAKES $16,000 AT WOODY AUCTION

HANDEL LAMP MAKES $16,000 AT WOODY AUCTION

. April 28, 2010

An outstanding marked, 25-inch Handel leaded and reverse painted lamp with an Egyptian design and large 20-inch square shade lit up the room for $16,000 at a sale of the single-owner lifetime collection of Dale Gabel, held Apr. 9-10 at the St. Charles Convention Center. The auction was conducted by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, […]

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Bella Vida Estate Art and Antiques for Stevens Auction

Bella Vida Estate Art and Antiques for Stevens Auction

. April 24, 2010

The estate of the late J.T. Boudreaux of southern Louisiana, plus the contents of the magnificent Bella Vida mansion, will be sold Saturday, May 1, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. (CST). The on-site auction will be held at Bella Vida, located at 503 South Franklin Street in Aberdeen. Stevens Auction Company of Aberdeen will conduct […]

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Roman Statue Withdrawn From London Auction

. April 24, 2010

David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London. He carefully documented the way that antiquities were being stripped from archaeological contexts in Italy (and elsewhere), and then forwarded to […]

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