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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Beers Family demonstrating dancing limberjacks


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From a YouTube video of Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest.

Flower Painting found inside an Early 19th Century Storage Box

1818 Masonic Lodge Sign


An 1818 Masonic Lodge Sign that originally hung on the Waterford, Vermont Lodge of Masonry.

Sold by Olde Hope Antiques.

1840 Watercolor of a Georgia Cotton Mill



Recently sold on eBay is this great 19th century watercolor of a Georgia cotton mill. This is identified on the back as the Richmond Factory in Richmond County, GA.

Sold for $613.91.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

1930's Folk Art Carving of a Woman

19th Century Folk Art Nutcracker




I usually run the other way from most carved nutcrackers since they inevitably are straightforward manufactured pieces, but this one caught my eye. Very nice form and an interesting face.

1950's Relief Painting of a Woman

Snake gameboard - Reproduction of an earlier board


A very nice reproduction of an actual vintage board that has sold for something like $60,000 (forget the exact amount, but I think it holds the record for a gameboard).

This one, believe it or not, is new (and sold that way) and is very well done.

1960's Italian Pottery - Unknown Maker

Abstract Painted Backdrops in the 1930's African American Photo Studio






Here's an amazing set of 1930's African American photos recently sold as a group by James Lamkin of Vintage Photographs.