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Lake Country Market Gas Station & Deli Real Estate Auction

Lenoir City, TN- JD's Realty & Auction along with Coulter Realty & Auction brings you this fantastic opportunity to own this business. The auction is now open for bidding.  Online pre-bidding going on now.  Bid live at the store on Thursday Sept 15th @ 12:00pm...

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Let’s Go to The Circus!

Let's Go to The Circus! Cool Circus Collectibles and a Brief History of the Circus A Brief History of the Circus ∙Philip Astley is credited as the father of the modern circus. ∙In 1768, Astley, a skilled equestrian, began performing exhibitions of trick horse riding...

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Rookwood Pottery

Rookwood Pottery History   Founded in Cincinnati, OH in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols Storer. One of Americas First female-owned manufacturing companies. Storer began Rookwood Pottery, named after her family’s country estate, in a renovated schoolhouse. Storer...

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Weller Art Pottery

Weller Art Pottery History Weller Pottery was founded in fultonham, oh in 1872 by a pioneer in art Pottery, Samuel Augustus Weller. Early production was strictly utilitarian wares. In 1882 weller moved his small company to Zanesville, oh and employed 68 potters at...

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Roseville Pottery

A Breif History of Roseville Pottery The Roseville Pottery Company was an American art pottery manufacturer in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with Rookwood Pottery and Weller Pottery, it was one of the three major art potteries located in Ohio around the turn of...

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A Brief History of Nelson McCoy Pottery

McCoy Pottery Nelson McCoy Pottery With help from his father along with five stockholders, Nelson McCoy Sr. established The Nelson McCoy Sanitary and Stoneware Company in 1910 in Roseville, OH. Produced Utilitarian stoneware products and operated successfully until...

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Pocket Watches: How to Wind, Open and Search Serial Numbers

Exterior Pocket Watch Parts Interior Watch Parts For our purposes, the most important "part" of the interior of a pocket watch is the serial number. This is what we will need in order to look up the pocket watch and find out when it was made and other specifications...

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Costume Jewelry

What is “Costume Jewelry”? -Back in the 1930s when many of the most collectible pieces by Trifari, Marcel Boucher, Eisenberg and others were made, it was common to call these sparkling treasures junk jewelry. -Costume Jewelry was made to be worn for a season or two...

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Characteristics of Art Deco

Beginnings & Characteristics The Art Deco design movement began in the 1920’s and continued through the mid-1940’s Evolution of previous prevailing styles – Art Nouveau and influenced by Cubism Heavily reliant on repetitive geometric designs Bold colors with rich...

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