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NEW HAMBURG, Canada – Ethan Miller, co-owner of Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd. in New Hamburg, Canada, credits his late father, Jim, a longtime antiques dealer, for giving him a front-seat view to the antiques world and the details of collecting and selling. Ethan and his brother Justin began selling on eBay back in 2006 and, 10 years later, transitioned to an auction house model. Today, the firm is known for high-value goods and collections, particularly those significant to Canada’s cultural heritage.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A painting by acclaimed Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1980) titled Winter Sleigh Ride; an exquisite circa-1930 mixed media diorama by Adelard Brousseau of Quebec, titled Maple Sugar Time; and an acrylic on paper by Canadian Woodland artist Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007), titled Ancestral Visitors, are a few of the expected top lots in Miller & Miller Auctions’ online-only Canadiana & Folk Art auction on Saturday, October 8. All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Route 32 Auctions’ Country Store & More Auction, scheduled for Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, will feature 500 lots each day reflecting an eclectic mix of country store collectibles, salesman’s sample oddities, advertising items and more. The auction starts at 10 am on both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A circa-1880s shoofly quilt, a Karl Adleff tramp art box with a secret opening, and a circa-1940s New England trade sign in the shape of a key could well earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana auction, which will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other offerings in the 361-lot sale include an applique picture of a cat; a pair of mocha ware covered urns, dating to circa 1800-1820; a wood carving of a Snow Bunting bird by Frank Finney; a circa-1810 needlework picture of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate; a white-glazed stoneware pineapple teapot; a limited-edition bronze of a moose diving into a swamp, sculpted by Dr. Jon Ruehle; a circa-1950, 37in New England copper weathervane shaped like a sperm whale; a folk art whiskey jug with the name “BEN” in red letters outlined in yellow on its shoulder; and original illustrations and artwork by Barbara Shermund. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
BOSTON (AP) – Artifacts once owned by Paul Revere’s family have been sold at auction for $20,000. The items were found in the attic of a home in Canton, Massachusetts, believed to have been owned by the family of the legendary Revolutionary War figure, The Boston Globe reports.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – Three 19th century American cartridge display boards – two from Winchester and one from Union Metallic Cartridge – sold for a combined $241,900 in an online-only Canadiana & Sporting auction held June 5 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The sale grossed $496,219, including the buyer’s premium. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – An important Black Cat Shoe Polish clock (known to collectors simply as “The Black Cat Clock”); a circa-1938 porcelain sign for Orange Crush soda; and an early-20th-century Kuntz Brewery Bologna Girl lithographed tin beer tray are just a few of the expected highlights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s June 19 online-only Advertising & Breweriana sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All estimates quoted are in Canadian dollars.