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The Bear Necessities: Steiff, and the Art of Collecting Teddy Bears

Developed—apparently simultaneously—by toymakers Morris Michtom in the U.S. and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early 20th century, the stuffed bears were named after President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Roosevelt was commonly known as “Teddy” (although he loathed the nickname).

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From Italy to Whitley’s Auctioneers

Tyrolean carving has set the high-water mark in woodcarving. Italy’s northernmost province, South Tyrol, is a land as rich with rugged Alpine beauty as it is steeped in history and quickly became a hub of commerce; a center for art, and a cultural melting pot that quickly transcended its Roman and Austrian roots.

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What is a Discovery Sale?
Most auctions focus on a specific category like “Silver” or “20th century Art”. A “Discovery Sale” is a great opportunity to view, bid on, and win auction items from a wide and varied range of auction categories.

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Reach Out and Touch Someone: Collecting Antique and Vintage Telephones

Telephones have been popular with collectors since Alexander Graham Bell asked Mr. Watson if he was in the next room. In fact, the most valuable patent ever issued, U.S. Patent # 174,465, was issued on March 7, 1876 to Bell for his invention of a device that produced clearly intelligible replication of the human voice.

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