Antique shopping

This image made available by Sotheby's on Monday June 3, 2019, shows a newly discovered Lewis Chessman on display at Sotheby's in London. The medieval chess piece purchased for five pounds by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been found to be one of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen and is expected to bring more than 600,000 pounds when auctioned by Sotheby’s on July 2. (Tristan Fewings/Sotheby's via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 12:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — A chess piece purchased for a few pounds (dollars) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been identified as one of the 900-year-old Lewis Chessmen, among the greatest artifacts of the Viking era. Sotheby's auction house said Monday that the chess piece is expected to bring...
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This August 2017 photo shows "Woman-Ochre," a painting by Willem de Kooning, being readied for examination by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton, left, and Kristen Schmidt in Tucson, Ariz. More than 30 years after it was stolen from the museum, the recovered painting will be on display back where it all began. (Robert Demers/University of Arizona Communications via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all began. The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson is throwing a fundraiser and homecoming party of sorts...
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This photo shows a set of small binoculars believed to have been carried by President Abraham Lincoln on the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in New Orleans. The opera glasses are said to have fallen from the mortally wounded Lincoln’s body as he was carried from Ford’s Theatre in 1865. A captain with the Washington City Guard picked them up from the street. They were handed down in his family for generations before being matched in 1968 to a case found in the balcony after Lincoln was shot. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
September 28, 2018 - 1:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's not the gilt-detailed craftsmanship or the age of the small, brass, black-enameled binoculars that might fetch a French Quarter antique gallery's asking price of $795,000. It's their history: Abraham Lincoln is believed to have used them to get a better view of the stage at...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, in a scene from " Paddington 2." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 12:15 pm
"Paddington 2 " is that rare creation that somehow improves on its already charming predecessor. Maybe it's the addition of Hugh Grant as a lunatic faded star desperate for some cash to get his one man show going, Brendan Gleeson as a moody prison chef named Knuckles McGinty, a totally random dance...
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In this June 24, 2017 photo provided by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, ivory products are on sale with price tags, at an antiques fairs in Tokyo. A conservation group says Japan’s lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report supported by the World Wildlife Fund said researchers found antiques companies were buying a large number of elephant tusks that are not registered as required by law. Hundreds of ivory items are being sold by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China. (TRAFFIC via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks, a report said Wednesday. The report, compiled with support by the World Wildlife Fund, said researchers found antique...
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People look at antique cars during the 31st annual "Five Club" car collectors' meeting in Ramat Gan, Israel, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Each weekend, at Israeli gas stations and parking lots and parks, car collectors gather with their beauties _ and take a step back in time. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
October 06, 2017 - 9:21 am
RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — Each weekend, at gas stations and parking lots and parks across Israel, car collectors gather with their beauties — and take a step back in time. They bring Plymouth Pontiacs from the 1930s and 40s and Chevrolets from the 1950s. One Israeli man named Coco owns a nearly...
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In this Aug. 9, 2017 photo provided by the University of Arizona, Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre" is readied for examination by Nathan Saxton, right, an exhibitions specialist, and Kristen Schmidt, a registrar, in Phoenix. More than three decades after thieves made off with the valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. (University of Arizona via AP)
August 12, 2017 - 4:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. Curators at the museum that was home to Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre...
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August 11, 2017 - 8:38 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. Curators at the museum that was home to Willem de Kooning's "Woman-Ochre...
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August 11, 2017 - 7:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. The museum that was home to the Willem de Kooning "Woman-Ochre" painting...
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In this Oct. 20, 1997 photo, Chandler Saint ponders the daunting task of restoring the attic study of the Beecher House in Litchfield, Conn. Taken apart and stored in pieces, the house where Harriet Beecher Stowe grew up is for sale on eBay, with an asking price of $400,000. Museums passed on the building, and the owner went to the online auction site after finding no takers on Craigslist. (Patrick Raycraft/The Courant via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 1:10 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The birthplace of abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was disassembled and stored in trailers 20 years ago, has been put up for sale on eBay. The move is the latest in the unusual history of preacher Lyman Beecher's Litchfield house, which was built in 1811,...
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