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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Builder asks Oshiwara police to return painting - Times of India

Builder asks Oshiwara police to return painting - Times of India
MUMBAI: The city based builder asked Oshiwara police to return his painting, a copy of Goya's original 'Saturn Devouring His Son' recently. The police had seized the painting for an investigation few months back.

The 80-year-old builder told the police that painting belongs to him and his Uttar Pradesh based relative had gifted it to him 30 years back.

The police said that they will not return the painting as the builder didn't have any legal documents to prove that he had purchased the painting. The painting is in police custody and they asked the builder to explain them the origin of the painting and produce documents to prove that he had purchased it legally.

The Archaeological Survey of India verified the painting and confirmed that its more than 100 year old copy of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya original painting.

Few months back, Oshiwara police had raided an estate agent, Sultan Khan's residence after they learnt that he was carrying illegal weapons. The police found that Khan had two licence weapons. But the police surprised to learnt that Khan had stored the painting in his chawl room. Khan failed to produced any document and the police arrested him for keeping antique painting at home without legal papers.

Khan told the police that his builder friend had gifted the painting to him to settle an Rs 40-lakh payment issue and he was looking for a customer to sell it for crores of rupees.


Gift of important Tuke painting to Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society -

Gift of important Tuke painting to Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society has been gifted an important painting by one of Falmouth’s most significant and best loved artists.

The portrait by Henry Scott Tuke RA RWS (1858-1929), depicts Anna Maria Fox (1816-1897) who, along with her siblings Caroline and Barclay, suggested the idea of the Cornwall Polytechnic Society to their father in 1833. The portrait will be unveiled at Falmouth Art Gallery on June 15, where it can be viewed until Monday, September 3.

Tuke stands amongst the international giants of late Victorian art. He was a founder member of the Newlyn School of Artists as well as the New English Art Club, From 1885-1929 he lived at Pennance Point Cottage, between Pennance Point and Swanpool Beach, and was a key figure in the artistic heritage of Falmouth.

The society’s collection, known throughout the world as the ‘Tuke Collection’, now numbers some 279 works in oil, watercolour, pastel, etching, charcoal and pen drawing.

It is thought to be the largest in public ownership and is added by gifts and bequests. This most recent gift was generously donated in accordance with the wishes of the late Janet Trench Fox of Penjerrick, Budock, Falmouth.

Anna Maria Fox was born in Falmouth on the February, 21, 1816 and was appointed vice patroness of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society in 1897, the year of her death. Dr Anthony Phillips and John F Tonkin, Co Curators of the Tuke Collection said: “The Tuke Collection accepts with gratitude this important work which will add greatly to the collection.”

The portrait will be on display in the Permanent Gallery at Falmouth Art Gallery. Falmouth Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is free. For more details contact the gallery on 01326 313 863 or email


Leonardo Da Vinci art on display at Ulster Museum - Belfast Telegraph

By John Mulgrew
Saturday, 16 June 2012

Ten of the Royal Collections finest drawings by the Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci will be shown at the Ulster Museum this summer

The Royal Collection

Ten of the Royal Collections finest drawings by the Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci will be shown at the Ulster Museum this summer

It's breathtaking and simplistic beauty belies both its age and its historical significance — and you can see it in Belfast.

It was a study for a painting, Leda And the Swan which was destroyed around 1700.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Head Of Leda is believed to have been bought by King Charles II for the Royal Collection in the 17th century.

It was a study for a painting, Leda And the Swan, which was destroyed around 1700.

If around today it would be one of the most famous paintings in the world, say experts.

It is one of 10 stunning pieces by Renaissance polymath da Vinci which have gone on display at the Ulster Museum.

Best known for priceless works of art such as the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci was also a gifted engineer, having drawn plans for several flying machines, including the first concept for a helicopter.

Anne Stewart, curator of fine art for National Museums Northern Ireland, said da Vinci’s works are “still as fresh and as exciting today as when they were made”.

“Leonardo is the artist that everyone knows, and for a very good reason,” she added.

“People know something about him, but they perhaps don’t know of the drawings. For us to have them is just a wonderful opportunity.”

She said the artist’s Study Of An Equestrian Movement was an early sketch for a never-constructed bronze statue.

The drawings date back to 1485 and include detailed anatomical studies.

Displayed in a dimly lit gallery the free exhibition allows visitors to examine the intricacies and detail of each of the works which have been carefully preserved for hundreds of years.

Martin Clayton of the Royal Collection at Windsor — the home of the artworks — said the drawings were “among the highlights of art in Western Europe”.

The free exhibition runs until August 27 at the Ulster Museum.



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