The Rattlesnake: Benjamin Franklin’s Symbol of America

The Rattlesnake: Benjamin Franklin’s Symbol of America

June 17, 2020

Read about the adoption of the rattlesnake as a relevant symbol in American history; from the “Join or Die” cartoon to the Gadsden Flag.

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Collecting Antique Flags

Collecting Antique Flags

June 15, 2020

Perhaps one of the most up-and-coming collecting genres today, antique flags are incredible pieces of American history. With flag prices skyrocketing at auction, this collector’s item is surely a unique and profitable investment piece. 

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Father’s Day Top Picks

Father’s Day Top Picks

June 10, 2020

This Father’s Day, get Dad something he’ll truly enjoy. Our selection of one-of-a-kind Americana and unique, custom-made gifts are sure to wow this holiday.

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Collecting Vintage Posters

Collecting Vintage Posters

June 01, 2020

Are you looking to collect original posters, but don’t know where to start? Follow along with us in this week’s blog to discover more about rare poster collecting. We can help you build the perfect collection!

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Collecting Authentic Autographs

Collecting Authentic Autographs

May 20, 2020

Autograph collecting can be a fun and rewarding venture, though taking a simple smattering of signatures to a full-fledged, researched collection can be daunting. Thankfully, we’re here to help, with these simple tips and tricks.

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Collecting Original Maps

Collecting Original Maps

May 07, 2020

So you’re looking to collect antique maps, but you’re not sure where to start. Whether you’ve already found a few smaller pieces, or are completely new to the scene, these tips and tricks will help you delve deeper into the world of antique map collecting. 

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Collecting Rare Books

Collecting Rare Books

May 05, 2020

Ever think to start collecting rare books? Perhaps you’ve wondered: where do I even begin? Well, there is not just one way to collect, but we can help you get started on your very own collection. Discover the world of rare books and what it means to be a collector.

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Navigating Antique Maps: The Compass Rose

Navigating Antique Maps: The Compass Rose

May 04, 2020

Compass roses are an instrumental design element of charts and antique maps. They act as an orientation reference, aid mariners in navigating through open water, and serve as a focal point to highlight the artistic talents of cartographers. Along with title cartouches, compass roses were among the first map elements to be artfully embellished.

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Top Gifts for Mother's Day

Top Gifts for Mother's Day

April 28, 2020

Celebrate Mom! This Mother's Day, give her something that will show how much you really care. We chose the top gifts for Mother's Day that are guaranteed to wow.

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How the Civil War Really Ended

How the Civil War Really Ended

April 24, 2020

Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War, and on April 9, 1865, he surrendered. His surrender is commonly regarded as the end of the Civil War. However, it is argued that the true end of the war dragged on for over a year later. Discover the truth behind Lee’s surrender and what it meant for American reunification on this week’s blog.

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Bespoke Timepieces

Bespoke Timepieces

April 21, 2020

Crafters pride themselves on the unique qualities of their work. John Beck McConnico, founder and owner of Bespoke Watch Projects, is an American watch designer and maker that is truly perfecting his craft. Discover the versatility and uniqueness of McConnico’s watches, with a closer look on this week’s blog.

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The Disappearing Declaration: Preserving the Declaration of Independence

The Disappearing Declaration: Preserving the Declaration of Independence

April 13, 2020

The Declaration of Independence has survived for over 200 years, but not without its scars. From folds and fading to even a handprint in the lower left corner, this impressive manuscript is well-worn. But thanks to conservators and the concern of the people, our Declaration is both safely housed and on view to the public.

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