Few and far antiques – Few And Far http://fewandfar.net/ Mon, 09 May 2022 08:59:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fewandfar.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Few and far antiques – Few And Far http://fewandfar.net/ 32 32 Mettlach marks tell the story of a pottery – AgriNews https://fewandfar.net/mettlach-marks-tell-the-story-of-a-pottery-agrinews/ Sun, 08 May 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/mettlach-marks-tell-the-story-of-a-pottery-agrinews/

Mettlach, Germany is a town known for making beer mugs in the Villeroy and Boch factories since around 1842. They made all types of pottery.

It all started in 1809 when Pierre-Joseph Boch set up a business in the remains of a cathedral built in 786 AD.

To avoid destroying the trees used for the factory’s fuel, a charcoal kiln was developed in 1816.

Famous artists were hired to create the designs. There were eight V&B factories making ceramics.

In 1836, Mettlach merged with Villeroy & Boch, forming a company headed by Eugène, son of Pierre-Joseph.

Modern improvements have continued. They adopt new styles, new products such as tableware and new types of ceramics.

After a fire destroyed the factory and archives in 1925, they reproduced many old objects. Collectors since the 1970s have been paying the highest prices for pre-fire coins.

Earlyware Relief pieces were made before 1880. They were formed in a mould, often to look like a tree trunk and sometimes beige in color.

Vine-like castings were added and colored green or brown with platinum accents. Mettlach marks tell the story of a coin, with up to nine marks on a coin.

Q: About five years ago I bought a Madame Alexander doll at a sale. It came in the original box, which reads “Joséphine” and “1335”. She is 12 inches tall and wears a long chiffon dress adorned with embroidered ribbons and lace, a gold crown and jewels. Everything is in perfect condition. Is the doll worth anything or should I let my great-grandchildren play with it?

Beatrice Alexander Behrman and her sisters founded the Alexander Doll Company in New York City in 1923. The name “Madame Alexander” was trademarked in 1928, and Beatrice began using the name for herself as well as her dolls.

The business was sold in 1988 when Béatrice retired. It has been owned by Kahn Lucas since 2012.

Josephine is part of Madame Alexander’s Portraits of History series of dolls made from 1980 to 1986.

It represents Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s first wife. Dolls like yours are plentiful and sell for less than $30.

Current prices

noritake cupyellow bird with little chick, perched on a flowering branch, Mother’s Day 1973 in gold lettering on the bottom, slightly flared shape, 3 x 3 1/2 inches, $15.

Limoges jewelry boxpainted lid, To Mother With Love, bouquet of flowers, leaf sprig band, gold metal ribbon and bow mount, signed at the bottom, Chamart, Limoges, France, 1950s, 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches , $95.

InkwellZodiac pattern, patinated bronze, six sides, slanted corners, molded panels with zodiac signs and interlocking knots, glass liner, branded Tiffany Studios, 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches, $275.

iron boot scraperwrought, floral design with curved sides, Newport, Rhode Island, 18th century, 16 x 14 inches, $460.

Point: Never attempt to polish or clean bronze colored bookends. They have a bronze coating and collectors like patina. Cleaning decreases the value.

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Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Market to open at full capacity on May 10 https://fewandfar.net/brimfield-outdoor-antiques-market-to-open-at-full-capacity-on-may-10/ Thu, 05 May 2022 09:02:52 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/brimfield-outdoor-antiques-market-to-open-at-full-capacity-on-may-10/

BRIMFIELD – With its first full-fledged opening in May since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Market is certainly back in a big way.

“If people haven’t experienced Brimfield, they really should get out,” said Kate Corriveau, co-owner of Brimfield Auction Acres. “It’s listed in ‘The 1,000 Places to See Before You Die’ and if we’ve learned anything from COVID, time matters and memories matter.”

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Last May, Brimfield Auction Acres, formerly known as J&J Promotions Antiques and Collectibles, at 35 Main St., was the only area open.

Due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19, the city’s select committee only decided on March 29, 2021 to allow the flea markets to open. Although the news was a relief, the owners of the flea market quickly realized that there was not enough time to inform the dealers, draw up a plan for the city health worker and organize the shows. .

But this year, Brimfield Auction Acres has a lot of people.

The May show, which runs from 10-15 May, is Brimfield’s first show of the season and traditionally May is the busiest show of the year. And, who knows, it might be the highest-attended show in years.

“Everyone is ready,” Corriveau said. “I think it will be one of the best years at Brimfield for a very long time.”

The Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Market will also be held July 12-17 and September 6-11.

Unlike last year, Corriveau said treasure hunting season will be in full swing next week with nearly 20 fields set up with thousands of merchants, all ready to sell their wares and souvenirs and artifacts. hard-to-find collection.

“Last year, starting with a show in May and then as the others opened up to shows in July and September, buyers and some dealers were still hesitant,” Corriveau said. “But next week it’s going to be great because we’re all going to be up and running. Everyone is ready, both resellers and buyers.

Young treasure hunters

Last July, Corriveau said he saw an increase in the number of “young people” in Brimfield who are looking for quality “vintage” or “retro” furniture and collectibles that are unique and made to last.

“We’ve been cut to the wings for a while here and now we can put our creativity to the test,” Corriveau said. “And there’s no place like Brimfield for that.”

With the absence due to COVID, Corriveau said she expects there will be plenty of great finds, as well as dealers eager to part with inventory that hasn’t been touched or reviewed. for about two years.

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And Corriveau said you never know who you’re going to see treasure hunting.

Last July, Lara Spencer, the creator and co-host of “Flea Market Flip” and co-anchor of “Good Morning America” ​​on ABC, did live broadcasts from Brimfield, Corriveau said.

Also, in recent years, Corriveau had a close encounter with two famous Neils – Neil Young and Neil Patrick Harris.

fields of pleasure

On May 10, three fields will open at 6 a.m. while another eight fields are expected to open at sunrise.

Central Park Antique Shows, Green Acres Antique Show and Midway Antiques Shows will all open at 6 a.m., while Collins’ Apple Barn, Crystal Brook, Grand Trunk Antique Shows, Mahogany Ridge, Quaker Acres, Shelton Antique Shows, Stephen’s Place Antiques Show and Sturtevant’s Antique Fairs will open at sunrise. These 11 fields will be open until Sunday.

Brimfield Auction Acres will also hold a “Treasure Trunk Tuesday” event at 7 a.m. Tuesday, and Dealers Choice Antiques Shows will open for a one-day sale at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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On May 11, the New England Motel opens at 6 a.m.; Heart O’ The Mart opens at 9 a.m. and Hertan’s Antique Shows opens at noon. The three fields that open on Wednesday will be open until Sunday.

The May Antiques Market will open at 9 a.m. on May 12 and run until May 14, and Brimfield Auction Acres will open at 8 a.m. on May 13 and 14.

And not only merchants and treasure hunters will be out in force. The same will be true for the Brimfield Police Department.

On March 14, the Select Board approved the use of “flea market funds” to purchase 25 traffic cones and three bicycles.

Police Chief Charles T. Kuss requested $600 for the cones and $2,600 for the three bikes with additional accessories. Kuss said they currently have 11 bikes. He said the newest was four years old and the oldest was 25.

Last fall, Kuss said Brimfield’s outdoor antiques market went well, with the only problem being people blatantly ignoring the orange ‘No Parking’ signs posted along Route 20 , because they only needed “a few minutes” to stop and load their purchases.

Kuss said while people don’t see this as a problem, it creates a difficult situation and can get in the way of emergency vehicles.

As for COVID, nothing is enforced regarding mask wearing and social distancing, but buyers and sellers will have to decide on their personal comfort level.

For more information, visit brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com.

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Exclusive: Antiques Road Trip welcomes new expert Mark Hill https://fewandfar.net/exclusive-antiques-road-trip-welcomes-new-expert-mark-hill/ Wed, 04 May 2022 08:12:29 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/exclusive-antiques-road-trip-welcomes-new-expert-mark-hill/




Eve Crosbie




Journey on the road of antiquities audiences will be used to seeing the likes of Philip Serrell, Roo Irvine, Izzie Balmer and Raj Bisram travel the UK to uncover incredible treasures – but now there’s a new face in the driver’s seat.


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HELLO! can exclusively reveal that the expert in antiquities Marc Hill joined the line-up of the next series of the BBC One show, which is set to air later this year. Ahead of his debut, which will see him take part in a friendly competition with fellow expert Roo Irvine, read more about Mark here…


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Mark, 47, is no stranger to television, having appeared on Antiques Tour with Fiona Bruce since 2007, as well as other BBC programs like collectors and Antiquities discovered over the years.


However, as Mark saysantique car trip, which consists in fact of going to antique shops, markets and garage sales, is much closer to his daily life as a collector and expert in antiques. “It’s basically what I do for a livinge. Finding treasures in antique stores is what I do, so doing it with that kind of added competition makes me very excited,” he says.


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Mark’s passion for antiques began when he was young. “When I was a kid, I would find these things – I’m afraid I’m a very geeky kid – and I would research the story, find out all about it, learn on my own. I remember, i bought a pocket watch when i was about 15 or something then sold it for more money and I thought, ‘Can I make a career out of this?'”


“I’ve always loved a story which I think is a very human thing. For me it was all about the object and the story behind the object,” he adds.



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Mark began his career at one of the UK’s oldest auction houses


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Mark’s parents were more than supportive of his dreams of making a career out of his love for antiques. “My father came to England from New Zealand in 1964 to pursue his dream of working for a Formula 1 team, so he encouraged me – they both did – to do what I wanted to do. .”


As a result, Mark went on to study the history of art and architecture at the University of Reading where, in his own wordss, his eye for a good find funded both his “books and his bar bill”. Even before he graduated, he joined one of the oldest and biggest auctioneers in the world, Bonhams, and it wasn’t long before he worked his way up to auction.


“I started at the bottom and I mean, literally at the bottom,” he explains. “I used to clean and hold auctions but it was probably the best learning I think I could ever get and I would recommend anyone to do it because you’re just starting to deal with so many different things, learning from clients and to learn from specialists.”



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Mark joined the latest series of the BBC show


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One of the first things viewers will notice about Mark is his strong sense of style – which also happens to be rooted in his love for treasures from the past. “Most of the clothes I wear are vintage,” he says. “It’s about quality and it’s also about sustainability and recycling like any other antique.”


“I love wearing these because, without wanting to look holier than you, you have to think about the future of the environment. One of the things I can’t do is fast fashion.”


As for how his career in front of the cameras started, Mark reveals that it was “by pure chance” that he was scouted to participate in Antiques Tour over 15 years ago.


However, he describes his new role on Journey on the road of antiquities as “very, very different” from the Sunday afternoon staple. “The format is obviously different but it’s very fast and I love that.”


The show also brings him together with many, many experts he has met in his professional life over the years and his first trip sees him travel to the Scottish Highlands with fellow expert Roo Irvine whom he considers a “dear friend “.



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Mark was paired with Roo Irvine for his first stint on Journey on the road of antiquities


“Working with Roo is really great. She’s so much fun and I think what stands out is that they’re really two good friends traveling across the country with a competitive edge.”


As for how their first trip together went, Mark teases, “There have been a few occasions where I’ve had some really nice surprises. Really, really nice surprises, but you’re going to have to tune in! I will say that there are a few nice surprises with extremely pleasant results.”


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When he’s not in front of the cameras or at auction houses, Mark says he can be found at his London home which he shares with his partner and rescue cat, either curled up on the sofa reading a book, taking care of his garden or enjoying a good glass of wine.


However, he admits he spent last weekend at an antique fair because he couldn’t resist taking a look. “It was Confucius who said that if you find something you love to do, you’ll never have a day’s work in your life and i think that’s absolutely true. As deeply sad as it sounds, I’m just addicted to what I do. I love it.”


Antiques Road Trip is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now. Mark’s episodes will air on BBC One later in 2022.


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Antiques Road Trip: Natasha Raskin Sharp shares a new photo of her famous father https://fewandfar.net/antiques-road-trip-natasha-raskin-sharp-shares-a-new-photo-of-her-famous-father/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:34:15 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/antiques-road-trip-natasha-raskin-sharp-shares-a-new-photo-of-her-famous-father/




Francesca Shillcock




Journey on the road of antiquities and Bargain hunting star Natasha Raskin Sharp shared a new photo of her father, famed artist Philip Raskin.


MORE: Did you know Antiques Road Trip star Natasha Raskin Sharp has a famous dad?


The art and antiques expert shared with her the snapshot of her father in front of an easel and took the opportunity to promote her latest work, which is up for auction for a good cause!


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Natasha wrote: “This is my dad, Philip (love this picture of him!). One of his paintings, ‘Time and Tide’ (lot 7) is in the upcoming ‘Art For Ukraine’ charity auction . of this painting will be donated to the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain. Click the link in bio to find out… or just swipe right!”


Many subscribers took advantage of the comments to praise his work. One person said, “Nice painting but your dad… He looks so happy and lives his life as a painter! I hope the auction brings a fortune to Ukraine.”


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Philip Raskin is a renowned artist


Another wrote: ‘Fantastic…evokes a sense of peace and serenity…exactly what most of us hope for in this world of ours’, while a third commented: ‘Wow, what a talented painter your father is! The sky and the waves are so emotional, this should fly off the auction floor!”


Philip Raskin is a renowned Scottish artist, known for his work on landscapes and seascapes. Natasha also credits her father for the reason she ventured into the world of antiques.


MORE: Antiques Road Trip star Izzie Balmer makes candid comment on the start of her career



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Natasha is an expert in art and antiques


Speaking to the BBC about her decision, she explained: “I was kindly nudged into the antiques trade and auction houses by my father, who thought I would be well suited to the job. environment. Although I’d never normally admit it, he was absolutely right!”


She also ran an art supply business with her father, and after Glasgow McTear’s auction house invited her father to sell his work there, she followed and discovered her love of auctions.


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The BBC Antiques Roadshow guest who broke down in tears is a famous sports star https://fewandfar.net/the-bbc-antiques-roadshow-guest-who-broke-down-in-tears-is-a-famous-sports-star/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 21:01:43 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/the-bbc-antiques-roadshow-guest-who-broke-down-in-tears-is-a-famous-sports-star/

BBC Antiques Roadshow viewers watched in disbelief as a guest on the show burst into tears. Former tennis pro Elizabeth James was on the show on Sunday night.

Pundit Hilary Kay asked Elizabeth about her days at Wimbledon and other major championships. The couple were discussing the history of tennis outfits.

Hilary asked Liz, “I mean, when you watch this, does it bring everything back?” Elizabeth broke down and admitted, “Yeah, it does now.” She admits: “I must say, it’s now!”

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Hilary told her “Well it should, it was a fabulous time! It almost seems like a crime to have to put a value on them!” The expert continued: “Listen, the value of tennis dresses is not huge. I would have said the most valuable [dress] going to have the feathers of the Prince of Wales.

“That we’re talking maybe £200-300.” Hilary continued: “The others, and including maybe the ones we’re not looking at here, the other three or four you brought in, I would have thought we were talking maybe £800-1,000 for everything .”

Antiques Roadshow continues Sundays at 8pm on BBC One with episodes also available for fans to catch up on via the BBC’s on-demand player and catch-up service, the iPlayer.

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]]> Poignant postcard of a girl from Oberaltstadt, 1942 | Antiques Tour https://fewandfar.net/poignant-postcard-of-a-girl-from-oberaltstadt-1942-antiques-tour/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 20:04:03 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/poignant-postcard-of-a-girl-from-oberaltstadt-1942-antiques-tour/

When visiting ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in June 2021 at Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey, a guest named Bruce brought a collection of personal items that belonged to his late mother Manya, born to Jewish parents in Poland in 1926, since his time confined in a German Concentration Camp during World War II.

As Bruce told Books & Manuscripts appraiser Ken Gloss, “In February 1942, shortly after her 16th birthday, my mother was called to the station at 4 a.m. and, under armed guard, sent in a labor camp in Czechoslovakia called Oberaltstadt”, which was a sub-camp of the Nazis Gross-Rosen concentration camp network.

Among the items Bruce brought to ROADSHOW was a postcard that Manya managed to write and get delivered to her parents, dated May 25, 1942, a few months after she arrived at camp. As the postcard was written in an unknown handwriting, Bruce and his family believe that a German officer may have originally transcribed the letter in Manya’s name.

ROADSHOW was able to obtain a typed copy of the postcard, provided by a German transcriber, who informed us that the postcard was written in an unusual, or at least non-standard German dialect that was difficult to interpret. Ian Ehling, who also reviews books and manuscripts for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and who is German, helped read the transcript and provided his interpretation of the content.

He confirmed that Manya wrote to him, “Dear Precious (Beloved) and Unforgotten Parents,” and was moved to hear them. She comments on the ongoing eviction struggles in Sosnowiec and lets them know “she is working and healthy and wishes the same to her parents.” She then discusses the “beautiful scenery” around her as she got two days off for a Sunday afternoon excursion.

Ehling goes on to explain that Manya wishes her parents good luck and promises to continue writing every two weeks, and offers the names of those to whom she sends her regards.

Two photographs also accompanied Bruce’s letter: an image of Manya taken a few years before the war, when she was 13 or 14 years old, and an image of Manya and several Germans in Oberaltstadt. Bruce noted how the second photograph is cut out in places, as Manya was told that if she was photographed with “Aryans” she could be punished, and Aryans could be punished for being photographed with a Jew.

Nonetheless, Bruce thought the photograph was important to his mother, as she kept it with her in her wallet for years after the war. Bruce’s family archives also included a blouse that he says his mother Manya may have made herself in Oberaltstadt from scraps of fabric she found in the factory where she worked.

Bruce explained that, fortunately, his mother survived her ordeal in Oberaltstadt, and in May 1945, after the camp was liberated by the Allies, Manya was reunited with her older sister and younger brother. Sadly, however, she also learned soon after that both of her parents, as well as a younger sister and brother, had not survived.

Acknowledging the difficulty of assigning a monetary value to such intensely poignant and personal artifacts, Gloss said: “There is the famous quote that people who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”, pointing out that we must appreciate and preserve objects such as these. to do such learning.

For insurance or museum donation purposes, Gloss placed an insurance value of $10,000 on Bruce’s collection.

See the German transcription of Manya’s postcard and photos of Bruce’s other family keepsakes below.

Postcard written in 1942 from Oberaltstadt labor camp in Czechoslovakia

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Antiques Roadshow fans are stunned as the beloved heirloom shares an incredible connection to a hit TV show https://fewandfar.net/antiques-roadshow-fans-are-stunned-as-the-beloved-heirloom-shares-an-incredible-connection-to-a-hit-tv-show/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 20:16:00 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/antiques-roadshow-fans-are-stunned-as-the-beloved-heirloom-shares-an-incredible-connection-to-a-hit-tv-show/

ANTIQUES Roadshow fans were stunned tonight as a beloved heirloom shared a “fascinating” link to a hit TV show.

Viewers admitted they never realized Grey’s Anatomy was a textbook long before the ABC medical drama used the name.

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Roadshow antiques expert Fuchsia Voremberg reviewed a first edition of Grey’s Anatomy on the BBC One show and brought my guest, Mr Davis
Mr Davis said his father, a professor at St Thomas' Hospital, collected the book

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Mr Davis said his father, a professor at St Thomas’ Hospital, collected the book

Gray’s Anatomy is actually one of the most famous textbooks in the English-speaking world, and the book brought was a first edition printed in 1858.

The guest on the show said: “Well my dad got it, he started collecting all the editions of Grey’s Anatomy because he edited the 34th edition on his own, as well as the 33rd and 32nd editions, which were the centenary edition with other publishers.

“His background is of Welsh farming background, I would say, and he emigrated to London, became a medical student, worked at Cambridge University for about 10 years and then was appointed as a professor at St Thomas.”

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Antique’s Roadshow expert Fuchsia Voremberg looked at the flimsy text from the BBC One show and explained why it was such a find.

She said author Henry Gray had taught anatomy at St George’s Hospital in London, and while there he realized there was a gap in the market for a ” really good and affordable textbook” which would be useful for both students and surgeons.

And one of the great things about Grey’s Anatomy was the incredible diagrams of the human body.

Fuchsia was surprised by the coin and gave it an impressive estimate.

She said: “In terms of value, usually if someone calls up a second-hand bookseller and says ‘I’ve got old textbooks’ they’ll go a mile because the problem with textbooks is that they’re expensive. in new condition and that they are immediately expired.

“It’s an exception to the rule. This copy with the association to your father to come up for auction, I can see it with an estimate of £1500-2000.”

The guest admitted he couldn’t part with the book, replying, “It’s the one that’s valuable to me.”

Viewers reacted to the incredible rating on Twitter.

One said, “I didn’t know Grey’s Anatomy was a real book!”

Another said: ‘Gray’s anatomy books, fascinating… #AntiquesRoadshow what an assessment.’

A third underestimated its value, writing: “What is the market value of a first edition of ‘Gray’s Anatomy’? Maybe a big one?

Gray's Anatomy became one of the most important texts in the English-speaking world when it was written in 1958.

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Gray’s Anatomy became one of the most important texts in the English-speaking world when it was written in 1958.
The book seriously impressed Antiques Roadshow expert Fuchsia Voremberg

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The book seriously impressed Antiques Roadshow expert Fuchsia Voremberg
Gray's Anatomy is a medical textbook first published in 1958 with dozens of editions

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Gray’s Anatomy is a medical textbook first published in 1958 with dozens of editions
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Heartbreak as Antiques Roadshow rare Fabergé box halved after discovery https://fewandfar.net/heartbreak-as-antiques-roadshow-rare-faberge-box-halved-after-discovery/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 13:16:27 +0000 https://fewandfar.net/heartbreak-as-antiques-roadshow-rare-faberge-box-halved-after-discovery/

Jewelry historian John calmly spoke to the public about valuing the ‘rather ordinary’ box, before enthusiastically revealing that it was in fact a Fabergé cigarette case and worth thousands of books.

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Antiques Roadshow: an expert examines a Fabergé box