Antiques

Maine antique appraisal

A Strong Sign of Value?

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The latest installment of our appraisal series considers this and other Maine-y treasures.

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Victorian painted sleds

Snow Queens

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A century ago, elegant painted sleds from western Maine ruled sliding hills, appraiser John Bottero writes.

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Dahlov Ipcar paintings

Wild Things

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The art world is seeing renewed interest in iconic Maine painter Dahlov Ipcar, whose work hits a range of price points, appraiser John Bottero says.

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Wish You Were Here

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Decades before Instagram, postcards allowed people to use words and photos to encapsulate their Maine experience, appraiser John Bottero says.

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Portland Glass Company glassware

Glass Menagerie

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Long before today’s glass repair chain, a different Portland Glass was churning out elegant, affordable vessels.

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maritime crafts

Sailors’ Delights

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Two hundred years ago, mariners’ hands were rarely idle, as evidenced by the wealth of intriguing objects they created, appraiser John Bottero says.

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Photograph by John K. Putnam

Bartered Organs! Tiny Schooners!

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Experts evaluate these and other local treasures in the latest installment of our appraisal series.

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E. Swasey & Co. stoneware

Photograph by Adam DeTour

Holding Patterns

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This history behind a 19th-century pantry staple whose signature look is synonymous with quality and Maine’s largest city.

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