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Heraldry of Modern Militaria

Heraldry of Modern Militaria

Every area of life has its own language. I remember when my wife began working as a State Historian, she began using acronyms I had never heard before- and I had to ask for translations. By the way, TCP translates as “Traditional Cultural Property!” I have been...
Place in Collecting

Place in Collecting

Soon after moving to Sacramento, I began exploring Old Town, our historic district in Sacramento, right along the river front. I was intrigued by its combination of old and traditional, and new and touristy. I concluded that it had managed to keep a lot of its charm,...
Art, Design, and Objects of Value

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...
Buyer’s Premium

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...
Why Lindbergh?

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,...