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I wanted to be a Cowboy

I wanted to be a cowboy. In fact, I could claim to already being a part time cowboy. I had the outfit: chaps, boots, rawhide vest, gun belt and six-shooter, hat- I was ready to go. I think I even called my Mom “school marm.” The fact that I was five years old did not...

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Art, Design, and Objects of Value

Witherell’s, September 20, “Art, Design and Objects of Value” auction is full of newly discovered treasures. Recycle by Repurposing With so much emphasis on what can be done to reduce overflowing landfills, I’m surprised more attention has not been paid to...

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Buyer’s Premium

Other than its unique offerings, what sets Witherell’s auctions apart from the competition? Last month’s 3rd Thursday Discovery Auction for one, and Live Premier Auctions for another. For a consumer, these auctions offer every possible way to bid. You can do so in...

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Why Lindbergh?

A Life Long Collection Recently Brian and I had the opportunity to view an amazing life time collection. It had been started when the late owner had been a small child, back in 1927, and added to over the years until his passing, just four years ago. It was clear,...

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Kachina: Tradition and Artform

As I looked at the upcoming calendar for Witherell’s auctions, I was taken by the title “Kachina Dolls”, as it is a term I had never heard of. What are Kachina Dolls you ask? A kachina doll is a carved, painted, costumed doll made by Southwest Native Americans,...

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