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Longaberger Basket Company Going Out Of Business

After riding a wave of popularity for its collectible baskets for nearly a decade, the Longaberger Company has announced it is going out of business. In a message sent to salespeople, published by the Columbus Dispatch, officials of the Ohio-based basket maker offered little details on the closure. “I am very sorry to have to […]

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Napoleon’s Fetishized Dishes Are the Dark Horse of the Rockefeller Sale at Christie’s

Read the original article on Architectural Digest. This month, Christie’s auction house is selling art and objects from the David and Peggy Rockefeller estate valued at several hundred million dollars, for charity. The couple’s Picasso, Matisse, and Monet have gotten all the fuss, but David Rockefeller’s mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, also collected Napoleon’s spectacular Sevres […]

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Treasures: Piece Was Meant for a Traveling Scribe

Dear Helaine and Joe: We inherited this piece from a family member. We believe it is some sort of incense burner used for religious ceremonies. The longer shaft is 9¼ inches in length and is hollow inside as if it were meant to hold matches, but there is no area on which to strike a […]

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Country Living Magazine

Helaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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