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On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Slipknot Unveils Songs, Art, on New Best-Of Album -

Slipknot Unveils Songs, Art, on New Best-Of Album -

Los Angeles. Grammy-winning heavy metal band Slipknot unveiled the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming "best-of" album on Monday, their first release since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray.

"Antennas To Hell," due out on July 24 in the United States, will encompass some of the band's best-known singles from their last four studio albums, including "Spit It Out," "Left Behind" and "Vermilion."

"I think every song Slipknot has ever written is a greatest hit, so it was hard (to narrow it down), but at the same time there's only four records, so we did stick a couple of live songs on," band member Shawn "Clown" Crahan told Reuters.

"It all falls together the way it needs to."

Slipknot, founded by Gray and Crahan in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995, has eight members -- Crahan and Chris Fehn on percussion, lead singer Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson on turntables, guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thomson, Craig "133" Jones on sampling and drummer Joey Jordison.

Following Gray's death from an accidental overdose in 2010, the band's future has been hotly debated in the world of music with media outlets posting conflicting reports on the end of Slipknot, something Crahan said has amused him.

"We as a band have never decided to go away. We've never even talked about it; it's not even a question. The only question was how long it was going to take each individual member to accept what's happened and feel comfortable with moving on in the record area," said Crahan.

"Paul was the major part of writing records. It's not only my brother that I'm not seeing, but it's also what he brought to the table," added the percussionist.

Crahan said the band will be stepping away from the spotlight after playing a series of summer festivals, so that band members can go through "the healing process" and work on a new record. He said the lyrics were already being written for the next album and the artwork would be "severely involved."

The band released four studio albums over the years, 1999's self-titled debut, 2001's "Iowa," 2004's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and 2008's "All Hope Is Gone," selling more than 20 million records worldwide.

"Antennas To Hell" packages notes on their career with a DVD of a live show at 2009's Download Festival, video montages of Slipknot and its members, and the 19-song compilation.

Along with the album, the band is headlining festivals over the U.S. summer before taking the helm of their very own, the first annual Knotfest, taking place in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on August 17 and in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 18.

"Now is the best time to exercise the philosophy of this beautiful art thing that we're going to make known as Knotfest," said Crahan. "The community is what we want to bring back, I want to bring back the intimacy of concerts."

The tracklist for "Antennas To Hell" is as follows:
1. (sic)
2. Eyeless
3. Wait And Bleed
4. Spit It Out
5. Surfacing
6. People = Shit
7. Disasterpiece
8. Left Behind
9. My Plague (New Abuse Mix)
10. The Heretic Anthem (live)
11. Purity (live)
12. Pulse Of The Maggots
13. Duality
14. Before I Forget
15. Vermilion
16. Sulfur
17. Psychosocial
18. Dead Memories
19. Snuff



Odd Sports Job: 2013 Kentucky Derby Artist; Fan's View - YAHOO!

Do you look at the tickets from the Kentucky Derby and wonder what the story is behind the artwork? Like most activities related to Churchill Downs, the artists that create the unique images that we see reprinted on advertisements, t-shirts, and posters have a distinct history.

Along with the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Derby Festival and other related institutions each pick one artist per year to capture the essence of horse racing.

Is this official Kentucky Derby art?

Around the internet, you will see many references to horse racing artwork and Kentucky Derby prints. Despite this, it is not always the official work associated with Kentucky Derby events of the past. Instead, those pieces of artwork, like the kind found at, are inspired by Churchill Downs -- but may not have been commissioned, selected, or invited.

When in doubt, you can buy the fine art selected for the Kentucky Derby each year at the Churchill Downs Museum store online or In 1997, LeRoy Neiman was selected as the first official Kentucky Derby artist. For 2012, the official artist was Robert Joyner.

Of course, you should not confuse Kentucky Derby art with Kentucky Derby Festival posters. These are two (very official) different things.

2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Poster artist

In 1981, the Kentucky Derby Festival named the first poster artist. Called "Bluegrass Pegasus," Peter Max made history. Today, the tradition continues with, "André Foreman as the Official Poster Artist for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival." Unlike many official artists and poster makers associated with the first Saturday in May, Foreman is a Louisville native.

The next Kentucky Derby Festival artist?

During the month of June, the Kentucky Derby Festival is accepting submissions for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival poster artist . While the Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) is separate from the Kentucky Derby, the artwork is still a welcome opportunity. In general, the KDF poster is a graphic design project as opposed to a fine arts submission. The last day that they will be received is 5 p.m. EST on July 1, 2012.

Make your mark on Early Times

As the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, Early Times bourbon nods toward the artist tradition at Churchill Downs by hiring one of their own. For the second year in a row, a bottle artist was selected to decorate the special Early Times 2012 Kentucky Derby collector's bottle. For her efforts, artist Celeste Susany from Saratoga Springs, NY won $5000.

If you want to try your hand at winning this grand prize and tickets for two to the 2013 Derby, you have until June 28, 2012 to submit your entry for next year's bottle.

No official 2013 Kentucky Derby art contest?

After using multiple research methods online and offline, you will soon find that an open contest for the official artwork contest for the Kentucky Derby appears to be non-existent . Instead, at the Churchill Downs Facebook page, a hint is revealed in one of their albums. During the unveiling of the 2012 artwork by Robert Joyner, it states, "Clare Jett of Jettstream Productions procured the services of Robert Joyner to create the official art of Kentucky Derby 138."

Since Jettstream Productions works with the official licensing of Churchill Downs merchandise, it is safe to assume that Clare Jett may commission work instead of opening the doors to submissions. Regardless, each year there is an ongoing list of other Kentucky Derby related arts opportunities found at resources like and the official Arts Council of Kentucky website.

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Weird Artistic Facts About Pro Sports Athletes

Best 2012 Kentucky Derby Collectibles: Fan's Review

Unique 2012 Triple Crown T-Shirts, Artwork: Fan's View

2012 Dubai World Cup: Weird Fashion Focus

Odd Olympics Addition: Fashion Designers


Youngsters' art goes on display - Bristol Evening Post

TALENTED youngsters have helped brighten up a Weston-super-Mare railway station with some of their colourful artwork.

Students from Weston Milton Primary School and Worle Community School were asked to use their imaginations and come up with a piece of artwork depicting the work carried out by Community Payback workers at Weston Milton station.

Two pieces of artwork were selected out of 60 entries and now take pride of place at the station.

In addition, people doing community service as part of a sentence issued by the courts have helped brighten up the station, improving public areas, painting railings and removing graffiti and litter.

The competition was run by Avon and Somerset Probation Trust in partnership with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.

Trust community payback manager Jeremy Britton said: "I am genuinely proud of the principles of this partnership which involves offenders paying back by improving local railway stations."


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