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1916 Irish Revolutionary Handover to American Irish Historical Society New York

DUBLIN.- On Wednesday next, June 8, the American Irish Historical Society will accept, on loan, a unique relic of the Irish Rising of Easter 1916. The treasured object is a tricolour flag flown by the Irish Volunteers over their headquarters in Dublin ...

Neighbors Bid to Save ‘Oliver Twist’ Workhouse that Inspired Charles Dickens

LONDON (AP).- It's a battered brick building behind a high wall in London — austere, overlooked and slated for demolition. Look closer, and it's linked to one of Britain's greatest authors as well as to a shameful period in the nation's social his...

The World’s First Production Motorcycle to Headline Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

LAS VEGAS.- A complete 1894/95 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller will highlight Bonhams first Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at The Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino hosted by the Auto Collection on 6th January 2011. Coming from a private American collection where...

Fire Virtually Destroys Southeastern England Landmark 19th-Century Hastings Pier

LONDON (AP).- A landmark pier in southeastern England that once hosted a Rolling Stones concert was virtually destroyed in a fire Tuesday, probably marking an end to local hopes of preserving the 19th-century structure. Two teenagers were arrested on s...

Fire Virtually Destroys Southeastern England Landmark 19th-Century Hastings Pier

LONDON (AP).- A landmark pier in southeastern England that once hosted a Rolling Stones concert was virtually destroyed in a fire Tuesday, probably marking an end to local hopes of preserving the 19th-century structure. Two teenagers were arrested on s...

Fire Ravages UK Landmark Hastings Pier

LONDON (AP).- A landmark pier in southeastern England that once hosted a Rolling Stones concert was virtually destroyed in a fire Tuesday, probably marking an end to local hopes of preserving the 19th-century structure. Two teenagers were arrested on s...

It Bag, Watch Out: France’s Duvelleroy Folding Fan is Back

PARIS (AP).- Forget Balenciaga's "Giant City" and the other luxury purses that vie for the title of "It Bag" of the moment. If two young Parisian fashionistas have their way, next season's must-have accessory might just be a relic resurrected from a by...

Relic from Darwin’s Epic Beagle Voyage for Sale at Bonhams

LONDON.- A very rare signed scrimshawed whale's tooth from Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle, 1832-36, (£30,000-50,000) is one of the most intriguing items in the forthcoming Travel and Exploration sale at Bonhams on 15 September. It belonged to P...

Regal Ruins: Palatial Mansion Near Philadelphia Crumbles

ELKINS PARK (AP).- Lynnewood Hall, a century-old stunner of a building just outside Philadelphia, silently, almost invisibly, languishes 200 feet beyond a two-lane blacktop road like a crumbling little Versailles. The graceful fountain that welcomed hu...

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