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View Resource The Fame of Sir Winston Churchill's Cigars Continues at Recent Auction

Sir Winston Churchill, along with his prodigious powers of diplomacy, was also known for his love of a good cigar. In fact, he was known to smoke as many as 10 a day, and eventually a class of cigars was named after him. On December 12th at Sotheby's of London, one of his half-smoked cigars sold for $3,585, when the predicted auction price was expected only to reach $1,100. Quite a few items of...
View Resource BBC: Antiques

Whether it be a well-worn teddy bear or a Restoration-era piece of furniture, antiques fascinate many Americans, and the same might be said of those across the pond in Britain. The BBC has created this delightful website to complement several of its popular television programs on antiques, but this site requires no knowledge of the programs to be a great boon to the neophyte antiquarian. Those...
View Resource Antiques Roadshow

What do a 1940 Olympic poster, a signed Oscar Wilde book, and a Moravian ceramic flask have in common? Well, they've all recently been appraised on the rather popular PBS program, Antiques Roadshow. If one can't watch the show itself, this website is a nice surrogate, offering additional information about antiquing, including a glossary of terms, a virtual roadshow tour, and some helpful tips....
View Resource Collmate 1.30

The New Year is now upon us, and it may be time to find a suitable computer program to organize all of those baubles, bangles, and beads that have accumulated over the past year. Collmate 1.30 may be just the program, as it allows individuals to organize their collection of buttons, Kewpie dolls, carnival glass, or anything else that might need to get in order. With this program, users can...