Daily Archives: July 25, 2009

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New York Harbor Quadricentennial Saluted with Extensive Exhibition Featuring Rarely Seen Treasures

The New York Public Library celebrates Henry Hudson and Dutch acumen with Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009, a comprehensive exhibition featuring rare and extraordinary maps, atlases, books, journals, broadsides, manuscripts, prints, and an animation superimposing historical maps on a three-dimensional Google Earth model drawn primarily from the Library’s Lionel Pincus and Princess […]


(NORTHPORT, Ala.) – A magnificent, nearly flawless diamond and platinum ring, boasting VVS1 quality, with a 6-carat center stone and a total weight of 8.22 carats, soared to $77,000 at a multi-estate sale held June 28 by Hal Hunt Auctions. Multiple bidders in the room battled for the ring before one determined […]