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Seized Ponzi Spoils Heading to Auction
A St. Petersburg business will drop the gavel on items linked to schemer Scott Rothstein
These unique items will only be up for Auction for a limited time. Don't miss out on your chance to own a piece of history!
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AUTOMATONS: THE MAGICAL MYSTERY OF MOVING PARTS
VINTAGE DESIGNER MARTINI SHAKERS
Most martini shakers are stainless steel or silverplate, which is why it’s significant to come across one crafted of sterling silver. Signature and designers are very important in valuation.
With the rekindled interest in Art Deco and Moderne 1960s chic triggered by shows like Mad Men, the old-fashioned martini shaker has become a hot collector’s...
THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA
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1864 ABRAHAM LINCOLN FERROTYPE
Photographic images come in many forms: daguerreotype, ambrotype and tintype or ferrotype. It takes an expert to know the difference.
Daguerreotype was introduced in 1839. Made of polished silver, these photos are very reflective and heavy and require a protective glass covering, as they are easily damaged. This method was in...
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VINTAGE PHOTOS OF ST. PETERSBURG
Sometimes “value” is not measured in dollars. We are buyers and sellers, yes – but we are also historians. We investigate everything that we buy – especially those things that are valuable historically as well as monetarily.
WILLIAM RODGERS MEMORABILIA
Recently a direct descendent of William Rodgers, a noted early American of the Colonel Rodgers family, asked to meet me at his home to buy and appraise some artifacts. It was a historical treasure trove of early American silver, miniature paintings on ivory, Revolutionary War militaria and much more. We were successful in placing all of his valuable items in...