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ART FACT

April 2, 2020 |

Life Imitating Art . . .Art has and always will be for enjoyment and inspiration! Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is known for his polarizing images of fear, anxiety, and isolation that had a profound influence on early Expressionism. A bit of an outsider with his fixation on all things melancholy, Munch (pronounced “moonk”) is considered the greatest Norwegian painter. Between 1892-1908, he…

EXPERTS CAN DISAGREE

April 2, 2020 |

Or just plain get it wrong! In the “What’s it Worth” section of the magazine, the expert panel incorrectly identified the “Metal Tool” as a rare mid-19th century farrier’s rasp. In fact, this misidentified metal tool is a fish scaler!  Fish scalers are built with a jagged stripping blade that lifts the scale and then extracts it as the blade…

SINCE YOU HAVE THE TIME

April 2, 2020 |

why not learn something new? OFFERED FOR SALE: Rare vintage Bakelite Mah Jong set in its own crocodile embossed case, complete with 152 two-tone tiles, including 8 jokers with stickers and 5 racks, this set is ready to play and in excellent condition! $475   Mah Jong is a challenging tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty (1636 -1912) and has spread…