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A catalogue of the superb houshold furniture…of Lady Warren

Author: Christie, Mr. (James), 1730-1803. Title: A catalogue of the superb houshold [sic] furniture, magnificent plate, china, some pictures, and other valuable effects, of Lady Warren, deceased … Which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Feb 2022

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Mahogony Desk and Book-Case.” This advertisement presents a conundrum.  It attracted my attention because someone made manuscript notations on the copy of the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2022

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They will be put up in small Lots for the better Conveniency of private Families.” Samuel Gordon planned to leave South Carolina in February 1772.  In advance of his departure,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2022

December 16

GUEST CURATOR:  J. Rioux Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A CARGO OF Upward of NINETY Prime SLAVES.” Advertisements in early American newspapers contain some of the most degrading language...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2021

A catalogue of all the neat and genuine houshold furniture…

Author: Way and Son (Auctioneers) Title: A catalogue of all the neat and genuine houshold [sic] furniture, china, linen, liquor, brewing utensils, fine horses, hay, carriages, and other valuable effects, at the Mansion-House at Swinbrook, near Burford,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Dec 2021

A Samuel McIntire Sofa

There is an extraordinary auction coming up in a few weeks at Skinner featuring the art and antiques of a Beacon Hill couple. Among the maritime and China Trade paintings and colonial furniture is an amazing c. 1805 mahogany sofa attributed to Salem’s...
From: streets of salem on 6 Nov 2021

September 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Public Vendue, At the Auction-Room in Queen street.” Colonial consumers encountered advertisements for all sorts of goods when they perused the pages of the Boston Evening-Post...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Sep 2021

A Vexillogical History of Salem

What am I writing about? Flags for the July 4th weekend of course: I had to look up that word and thus am using it, despite the fact that it is somewhat intimidating and I could easily have chosen something easy and alliterative like flags of our forefathers....
From: streets of salem on 2 Jul 2021

Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies

Title: Valuable life annuities, with equitable assurance old policies, and Covent-Garden Theatre shares. Particulars of four very desirable annuities, seventy-two pounds nine shillings each, clear of all deduction, … payable out of the money arising...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 May 2021

Persian Astrolabes on Auction

Bloomberg of all places reported last month on two Persian astrolabes coming up for auction at Sotheby’s. Why I don’t really know. The article itself is brief, really just a paragraph or two, and seems to be a string of staccato like factoids:...
From: Darin Hayton on 7 Apr 2021

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HART and PATTERSON … opened a VENDUE-STORE.” Unlike the vast majority of eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements composed primarily of text, a visual image...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2021

January 24

Who was the subject of advertisements in colonial American newspapers 250 years ago today? “Will be SOLD, by PUBLIC VENDUE … in Baltimore Town, Maryland.” On January 24, 1771, Jacob Giles and W. Young placed an advertisement about an...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jan 2021

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Each articles will be put up singly, and in the order of the inventory annexed.” Both the size and format of Richard Tidmarsh’s advertisement on the final page...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2021

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Two valuable negro men, and a negro wench with a female child.” Auctioneers Thomas William Moore and Company regularly advertised in the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2020

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Exhibition of modern Books, by AUCTION.” Robert Bell, one of the most influential booksellers and auctioneers in eighteenth-century America, toured New England in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2020

Not so Ephemeral

I was a casual collector of ephemera for years, so I’ve always been impressed with the more serious seekers and crafters of entire collections, most prominently Eric C. Caren, founder of the Caren Archive of paper Americana. With its tagline “History...
From: streets of salem on 14 Jul 2020

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Robert Bell, BOOKSELLER and AUCTIONIER.” Historians of the book have long credited Robert Bell as one of the most innovative, industrious, and successful booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2020

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Catalogues may be had the day of viewing at the place of sale.” On Monday, July 2, 1770, John Taylor ran an advertisement that announced an auction scheduled for the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jul 2020

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “No Part of the Cargo will be sold but in the Yard on the Day of Sale.” It was the first advertisement readers encountered as they perused the May 9, 1770, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2020

April 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Printed Catalogue will be timely delivered.” In advance of an auction of a “A Collection of BOOKS,” Nicholas Langford placed an advertisement in the April...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2020

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