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The Perfect Start to Fall

The Perfect Start to Fall We couldn't think of a more wonderful way to kick off the month of October than by paying a visit to the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY for their 2014 Arts & Crafts Conference; a true celebration of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The festivities begin Friday, October 3rd so mark your calendars, read what's taking place in the paragraphs below and purchase your Complete Weekend Pass today! The Roycroft Campus is excited to be combining a few Fall highlights together...
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The Marketplace

$185Arts and Crafts Large Sterling Carnelian Brooch

Vintage sterling silver brooch in the Arts and Crafts style. Has a large brown cabochon in the center, probably a carnelian. Marked Sterling. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. Beautiful condition. Substantial weight and very nice quality.

Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: Period
Dimensions: Measures 2" across and 2" tall.

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Little Journeys

Ken Burns and The Roosevelts on PBS

Ken Burns and The Roosevelts on PBS

If you missed the first segment of Ken Burns’ seven-part PBS series entitled “The Roosevelts” that started last night, then you have to jump in tonight and catch the next one, for you will not be disappointed. As was pointed out in the introduction, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House for 19 of the first 45 years of the 20th century.

And Theodore Roosevelt is the closest we have to a true Arts and Crafts president.

An opening...

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American Antique Hardware503-399-8009

We specialize in acquiring and restoring antique hardware to new life. Whether you need a particular doorknob, hinge, or the perfect cabinet latch, there's a good chance we have it - check out our site.

2983 D St NE
Salem, OR

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Collector's Guide

Small Group Discussions Not So Small Anymore

Small Group Discussions Not So Small Anymore

What began as a handful of off shoot, round table talks of just a few close friends has, over the last 28 years, grown into a staple for the National Arts & Crafts Conference. This is the one time a year where thousands of collectors, enthusiasts, dealers, craftspeople and historians from all across the country, gather around their common thread -- The Arts and Crafts movement. This year is no exception.

Every year we select over twenty volunteers to...

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What's It Worth?

Grueby Vase

Grueby Vase Grueby vase, ovoid form with a carved leaf design covered in an oatmeal-colored glaze, incised cipher, probably for Annie Lingley, 4"w x 5"h. Estimate $700 - $900 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $915
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Shopmark of the Week

Heal & Son (Heal's) This may seem like an easy one given that the name is prominently displayed in the shopmark itself but we're doing it differently this week. Do you know where this company was in operation and what they made?
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