Dame Nellie Melba's $2m in trinkets top Sotheby's art and design sales - The...
The Melba collection raised $1. 99 million including buyer's premium and was 100 per cent sold by lot, while the April 1 section of the auction totalled $1. 14 million and was 67. 9 per cent sold. The following day's sale got off to a slow start, with a lacklustre reception for Chinese jade and furniture epitomised by a pair of 19 century, brought a good price of $46,360 including premium, and a seemingly mundane offering of two Song...
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Kovels antiques: Vintage technology - Observer-Reporter
A recent auction featuring furniture, cigar cutters, stoneware crocks, Chippendale furniture and maps was also offering an antique stock ticker. The estimated auction price was $1,000 to $1,500. By the 1880s, thousands of stock tickers were in use in New York that made stock trades accurate and almost instantaneous. The name still is used, although now the paper comes from the paper shredders. I have a large cedar chest with a curved lid and drawers along the bottom. It’s marked under the lid “Roos Chests, Forest Park, Ill. ” It was my maternal grandmother’s wedding chest about 1920. The chest is 44 inches wide, 31 inches deep, and 18 inches across. What are the best fabrics to store in a cedar chest. Cedar chests have been used to store things for hundreds of years. They are often called “hope chests” because they often were given to young women to keep linens and other household items before marriage. Before storing fabrics in the cedar chest, it should be lined with mylar or polyethylene sheeting. Pictures and other paper objects should be placed in an archival box before storing in a cedar chest.
Ticker tape machine brings more than $2K - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Collectors are searching for antique and vintage items related to discontinued technology -— old computers, transistor radios, early television sets, computer games and even old typewriters, fans and ticker tape machines. A recent auction featuring furniture, cigar cutters, stoneware crocks, Chippendale furniture and maps also was offering an antique stock ticker. The estimated auction price was $1,000 to $1,500. Printed letters could be sent by telegraph as early as 1846, but machines were fragile and difficult to use. Telegraphic printers were improved, and by 1867 a stock price ticker system was being used in New York City. By the 1880s, thousands of stock tickers were in use in New York that made stock trades accurate and almost instantaneous. Ticker tape machines recorded information on long thin strips of paper that were discarded. The words “Hand Made” are on the anvil and the words “Laguna Calif” are below it. There is a repousse long-stemmed rose bud on the top of the lid. A: Carl Wirths started Craftsman Studios in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919. Jewelry and desk accessories were made. Wirths moved to California and opened a studio in Los Angeles in 1920. Clyde Hall took over ownership in the studio in.