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

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 to people today....

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VoxPop Radio Show December 3rd, 2019

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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Find of the Week: Rare Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

asscher cut diamond ring
A piece of fine antique jewelry set with an Asscher cut diamond is one of the rarest and most desirable pieces of jewelry that we find. This week on Find of the Week, we are showcasing an absolutely exceptional antique piece of jewelry. It is a beautiful Asscher cut diamond sapphire and platinum ornately engraved ring that was made sometime around 1920. It is accented with scattered clean and white...

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WAMC’s Vox Pop with Ray Graf, September 10th, 2019

WAMC’s Vox Pop with Ray Graf Mark Lawson Antiques, Jewelry & Coin call in show Episode 5, September 10, 2019   https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wamc/audio/2019/09/vp-ARCHIVE-9-10-19.mp3 Source: WAMC’s Vox Pop Antiques 09/10/2019   We had another interesting and enjoyable hour with Ray on V talking about a large collection of Chinese antiques we are cataloguing, historical autographed letters,...

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Chinese Export Silver: When East Meets West

Chinese Export Silver Toast Rack mark of Wong Shing
Chinese export silver goods are sought after by many collectors.  They represent an unusual confluence of Western and Eastern design.   Chinese export silver as a term refers to Chinese goods made from silver specifically for Western buyers. Chinese Silver Toast Rack, circa 1820-1860 Early Trade Period When trade began on a large scale between European nations and China (around 1745), Chinese artisans...

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At The Met: ‘Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection’

The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently has on exhibit 116 works of art and objects of Native America culture.  It features works from over fifty cultures across North America based off of geographical location:  Woodlands, Plains, Plateau, California and Great Basin, Southwest, Northwest Coast, and Arctic. The exhibit, entitled ‘Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection’,...

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