The other day, we took a look around us and we said to ourselvesÃ¢â‚¬â€Look at all of this fabulous merchandise! And then we thought, wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t it be nice if we could make it as easy as possible for folks to get what they wanted for Christmas this year; things that are real and genuine, gifts as personal as your own thumbprint?
A Hoosier favorite, the Romweber Company in Batesville, Indiana first manufactured Viking Oak in the 1930s. Production continued through the 1980s. Inspired by Scandinavian folk art, the inviting design of this sturdy, classic line is as at home in a lodge retreat as it is in a well-loved family room.
One of the wonderful things about putting together an auction is that sometimes we get to discover unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated offerings. This time around, while digging around to learn a little more about illustrators Walt Otto and Lucian Lupinski, we were pleased to learn that both artists’ work had appeared in The Saturday Evening Post.
We are pleased to offer a rare bronze figure by noted 20th Century sculptor Albin Polasek in our October 13 Art & Antiques Auction. The sculpture, produced in 1916 to celebrate the Remington Arms CompanyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Centennial Celebration, represents the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s founder, Eliphalet Remington II.
Being the forward thinking auction-minded, benevolent types that we are, we have often wondered what would happen if you turned a traditional fund raiser into an auction event, Antique Helper style, where, thanks to our ability to host live online auction, the merchandise is offered to a larger, even global audience. The possibilities are endless.
Tiffany design with Riley connection to sell at Antique Helper Auctions: Historic stained glass window design celebrating Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Rileys Little Orphant Annie to be offered on August 11
Vintage posters and advertising are front and center in our August 11 Art & Antiques Auction.
These colorful finds inspire and appeal to a very diverse audience of collectors. Whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re attracted to the large scale lithos or screen prints and stylized imaging that are hallmarks from this age of advertising, or youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re drawn to them for their subject matter, product or message, the attraction is universal.