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The road less traveled

ChchchchChanges (With apologies to David Bowie)   In 1973, a man named Hillel Kristal (Hilly) opened a bar in the less than desirable Bowery section of New York City. At the time, Hilly was pretty much on his last financial

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Descriptions in Auctions

“I want life in every word to the extent that it’s absurd.” B. Gibbard We’ve all been around the block enough in the realm of online auctions to know what a description is. I mean, it is what it is.

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American Roadside

One of the many things Lee and I enjoy doing is traveling. We love getting in the car and just heading out for somewhere with only the vaguest idea of where we’re going and why. Sometimes, we’ll plan out at

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So, What do You Like?

We’re often asked what it is that we like. What makes us excited when we see it, what sets our little history loving hearts aflutter? Both of us will be answering this question in our respective blog posts. It’s not

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Let’s Talk Provenance

If you’ve ever browsed EBay or Craigslist, you’ve no doubt read a listing or two that made you wonder a bit. You know the listings we’re talking about “This item is a rare piece” “This piece belonged to a notable

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Cash in the Attic?

If you follow any type of antiques blogs, groups or discussions on social media, you’ve no doubt come across one article or another titled something like “You could be sitting on a gold mine!” or “If you have these things,

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