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July 13, 2019

Patriotic symbols like the Statue of Liberty, the American flag, the bald eagle and Uncle Sam are

easily recognized today, but our first symbol, Miss Liberty, is almost forgotten. Before the Revolutionary War, the word “liberty” was the battle cry.

Perhaps because a female figure was used to represent liberty in ancient...

Top lots from different sessions had an interesting connection during the sale held by Garth’s in Delaware, Ohio, on May 12 and 13. The link—longtime collections. While high-quality items remained in demand, the event underscored the added appeal of desirable antiques that have been in private hands for decades.

The au...

Analyze the country Americana sale held in Delaware, Ohio, by Garth’s Auctions on March 18, and three things stick out. 1) When it comes to furniture, sometimes brown is beautiful. 2) In an already soft market for Oriental rugs, too much is certainly not a good thing. 3) People throw away the darndest things.

The brown...

The first sale each year for Garth’s Auctions in Delaware, Ohio, tends to be not only a mixed affair but also a mouthful. Described by the company as offering “American Antiques and European & Asian Furniture & Decorative Arts,” the January 14 event included all the above, but the day belonged largely to the American...

August 31, 2016

Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers has announced the addition of veteran photographer, Terry Thurston to their staff. Thurston has been a well-known professional commercial and portrait photographer in Central Ohio for nearly 25 years and is also a familiar face as a musician and civic booster in the Hilliard area. 

Th...

There’s no shame in admitting that the Americana sale held by Garth’s on March 19 in Delaware, Ohio, wasn’t the company’s best offering. Good material, yes. Solid antiques, absolutely. Best stuff ever? Not so much.

Amelia Jeffers, president of Garth’s, put it in perspective. “I’m a collector. Every piece in my house is...

Two days after being awarded a $2 million state tax credit to rehabilitate Columbus’ 113-year-old former municipal light plant, developer Brad DeHayswalked through the dimly lit complex, touting all the features that will make it one of the city’s most-remarkable office environments.

It takes some imagination.

“You’re g...

 

Paint played a pivotal role during the 55th annual Thanksgiving Americana sale held by Garth’s Auctions on November 27, 2015, in Delaware, Ohio. Not that anyone was surprised. Garth’s is known for great pieces in early paint, and on Black Friday color was king.

 

Topping the sale was a document box with its original de...

A glut of hand-me-downs from downsizing baby boomers has caused the value of many heirlooms to drop in the past 20 years. Below are a few examples provided by antiques expert Terry Kovel, newspaper columnist and author of the annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide.

• Royal Doulton balloon man figurine. Was...

September 11, 2015

A portrait of a man by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor (circa 1854-1949), mixed media on paperboard, sold for $31,200 (includes buyer’s premium) to top the country Americana sale held by Garth’s Auctions on September 11 in Delaware, Ohio. 

 

 Although sources disagree on his birth and death dates, fudging a year...

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