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Rare Timepieces from the Collection of James Ward Packard to Be...

NEW YORK, NY.- Among serious watch collectors and horological aficionados, perhaps no name inspires as much reverence and admiration as that of James Ward Packard (1863-1928), the American auto manufacturer and inventor whose passion for watch collecti...

Maryland’s Taney House Mounts Slavery Exhibit

FREDERICK, MD. (AP) .- A museum exhibit about slavery in Frederick County is as notable for its location as its subject matter. It's in the former Frederick home of Roger Brooke Taney. Taney was the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott ...

Rare George Washington Relics Headline Americana & Political Auction at Heritage

DALLAS, TX.- A special grouping of more than 100 lots directly related to America's first president, George Washington - including his personally owned and used Gunter Scale (estimate: $30,000+) and Compass (estimate: $40,000+), utilized by Washington ...

Rare, Important and Exceptional Works of Art Lead Christie’s Hong Kong...

HONG KONG.- Christie’s Hong Kong will hold its Spring sales of Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy and Fine Chinese Modern Paintings on 31 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. These sales will showcase over 400 rare ...

People Flock to See Lost Letter from Martha Washington at History...

KANSAS CITY (REUTERS).- Nearly 209 years after her death Martha Washington, the wife of the first U.S. president, is all the talk in Concordia, Kansas. People are flocking to a history museum in Concordia to see an apparently authentic Washington-writt...

Bonhams in London Sell Hoffmeister Collection of Royal Meissen Porcelain for...

LONDON.- The auction of ‘The Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain Part III’ took place today (24.11.10) at Bonhams, New Bond Street and made £790,560, selling 81% by lot and 71% by value. This brings the total for the three sales of f...

Most Acclaimed Rembrandt Portrait on Rare Display

AMSTERDAM (AP).- If portraits could talk, Jan Six might have much to say about his family. The merchant, poet and civic leader, painted by Rembrandt in 1654, has watched his descendants make money, marry into Holland's best families, engage in infideli...

Most Acclaimed Rembrandt Portrait on Rare Display

AMSTERDAM (AP).- If portraits could talk, Jan Six might have much to say about his family. The merchant, poet and civic leader, painted by Rembrandt in 1654, has watched his descendants make money, marry into Holland's best families, engage in infideli...

Conquistador Monument Draws Mexican Indians’ Ire

By: Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP).- A city in southern Mexico agreed Wednesday to consider a petition by Mayan Indians to remove a recently installed monument to the Spanish conquistadores who led the bloody conquest of the r...

Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the 20th Century on...

NEW ORLEANS, LA.- A little known American Indian archive was unveiled at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) from July 24 until October 24, 2010. Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century is the firs...

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