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  • ‘Blazing Combat’ comic book art commands over $100K
    by Antique Trader Staff on September 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    YORK, Pa. – Hake’s Americana continued its long winning streak July 10-12 with a $1.9 million sale. The two-day auction, with a gap day in between sessions, was the 11th auction of the last 12 hosted by Hake’s to break the $1 million mark. Rare comics and original comic art ruled the top 10, with two original Frank Frazetta (American, 1928-2010) artworks finishing at the very top of prices realized. Although […] The post ‘Blazing Combat’ comic book art commands over $100K appeared first on Antique Trader. […]

  • Vintage watches set the right example in our throw-away society
    by Antique Trader Staff on September 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    By Dakota Murphey Consumerism has taken over almost all aspects of our lives. Like it or not we have been dragged into a throw-away society where over consumption and excessive production of disposable goods is the norm. Everything from kettles, TVs and washing machines to toothbrushes, computer discs and carpet tiles are thrown away as rubbish every single day. When things break, we just chuck them out and buy a […] The post Vintage watches set the right example in our throw-away society appeared first on Antique Trader. […]

  • Kiowa drawings of captivity bring $396,500
    by Antique Trader Staff on September 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    DALLAS – A Kiowa warrior’s book of drawings documenting his captivity by the U.S. Army in 1875 sold for $396,500 in Heritage Auctions’ June 26 Ethnographic Art Auction, pushing the sale to more than $1 million. The bound book of 33 images is a stunning discovery of the earliest recorded drawings by Etahdleuh Doanmoe, one of 71 tribal members imprisoned in an effort to force Western assimilation and crush resistance […] The post Kiowa drawings of captivity bring $396,500 appeared first on Antique Trader. […]

  • Identifying hairwork and mourning jewelry
    by Antique Trader Staff on September 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    By Dr. Anthony Cavo & Nancy Schuring The popularity of hairwork (jewelry and art made of human hair) reached its pinnacle during the Victorian era. The incorporation of human hair in jewelry began during the Middle Ages and achieved extensive popularity during the Georgian era, but the Victorians embraced the concept with a renewed fervor. Prior to the Victorian era, hair was typically inserted into mourning jewelry and often remained […] The post Identifying hairwork and mourning jewelry appeared first on Antique Trader. […]

  • Marrying functions results in new furniture forms
    by Fred Taylor on September 16, 2018 at 11:45 am

    While we tend to think of furniture at the least as just inanimate objects or as functional art at best, we have to admit that as forms evolve they do have a tendency to create related families. One unique creation inspires the creation of another similar and related but still somehow different form. Sounds familiar doesn’t it, especially if you have children. In this column I will take a look […] The post Marrying functions results in new furniture forms appeared first on Antique Trader. […]

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