Vox Pop w/Ray Graf – May 21st, 2019

On a recent episode of Vox Pop with Ray Graf, Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques and Ray entertain digging up Abraham Lincoln, debate the merits of car salesmen, and learn how to use Google for everything. You can listen to the full recording HERE to follow along with the time stamps below.  RARE BEATLES ALBUM We had another great radio call-in session with Ray Graf over at WAMC on the VoxPop...

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A Wonderful Chair

Every so often, I am reminded of the reason that I do what I do. As a child I loved finding interesting and unusual things, I collected them to the point that my mother gave up attempting to manage or have me manage my bedroom – a wonderful (to me) and messy (to my mother) array of toys, coins, stamps, shells, mineral specimens, sports cards, posters, football  stickers off of Chichita bananas,...

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Self-Expression vs Communism: Art During Communist Controlled Czechoslovakia + Feb 6 Auction

When the Iron Curtain fell across much of Central and Eastern Europe, communism took control over almost a third of the world’s population. During the 40 year reign of the communist state in Europe promotion of the self was banned in favor of the advancement of the masses. Most art at the time championed the glory of communism and the state with a few statues of Lenin and Stalin dotted in the town...

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A 19th Century Toy Telling an 11th Century Story

Christmas, like everything else in 2020, was very different. One thing that will stay the same is that one Mariah Carey Christmas song that gets played on all of the radio stations. You know it. No? Well, let me sing you the refrain, “All I want for Christmas is a windup horse drawn chariot painted with scenes from the rule of Roger I of Sicily.” Wait. That can’t be right. I think I must have mixed...

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The Great American Propaganda Machine and the American Public + October 3rd Auction Event

By Alexandra Ponti During World War II, supporting the troops was a part of your patriotic duty as an American. People all over the country planted victory gardens to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and everywhere you went, Uncle Sam told you to support the war effort by signing up to join the military or buy war bonds. Many of these recruiting posters still survive, and are the most familiar...

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VoxPop Radio Show December 3rd, 2019

chinese antiques
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wamc/audio/2019/12/vp-ARCHIVE-12-3-19.mp3 Source: https://www.wamc.org/post/antiques-12319   We enjoyed another visit with Ray Graf on Vox Pop on WAMC 90.3 FM yesterday! Thanks to everyone who called and emailed in, and listened along. In case you missed it, make sure you like our Facebook page so you can get all our updates with events and future radio shows. You can...

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Frankart & Nuart: Innovators of Everyday Art Deco Design

Art Deco Frankart Nude Lamp
At Mark Lawson Antiques, we are endlessly excited to see the array of treasures folks bring in for evaluation. Though we are fortunate to see a potpourri of beautiful items every day, we take special delight in evaluating and buying Art Deco antiques of any kind. The form and style of Art Deco pieces are almost as popular now as when they first debuted in the 1920s. It is easy to understand why....

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My Commitment to Your Safety and Well-Being

In these uncertain times, your safety and well-being remains my highest priority. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect our communities, I want to share the immediate steps I’ve taken to help keep my clients and employees safe and healthy. My staff and I have consulted and will continue to monitor current guidelines and best practices provided by New York State and the Center for Disease...

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