Longtime collector to sell off unique selection of art, antiques, theater memorabilia in Moorhead

By John Lamb

MOORHEAD — When Don Larew joined the theater department at North Dakota State University in 1969, the prop department was almost nonexistent. Years of bad management and wastefulness left him with few set pieces for shows.

“When I got to NDSU, virtually my whole living room was on stage,” he says with a smile.

His living room, dining room, study and basically his whole house are on display again this weekend as the once-avid collector hosts quite a unique estate sale.

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St Mary’s Antiques in Ely to feature on BBC show Antiques Road Trip tomorrow


By Ben Jolley

St Mary’s Antiques will appear on the TV series Antiques Road Trip when it airs tomorrow at 4.30pm.

Peter Warwick, who has worked in the jewellery and antiques business since 1964, was left stunned when he received a call from the BBC.

He said: “Since his attendance and the exposure, we’ve had some very good enquiries and we’ve turned up some very interesting pieces which are going to be auctioned at his auction house in Derbyshire.

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St Mary’s Antiques will appear on the TV series Antiques Road Trip when it airs tomorrow at 4.30pm.

Peter Warwick, who has worked in the jewellery and antiques business since 1964, was left stunned when he received a call from the BBC.

He said: “Since his attendance and the exposure, we’ve had some very good enquiries and we’ve turned up some very interesting pieces which are going to be auctioned at his auction house in Derbyshire.

“I’ve been a diamond seller since the age of 14. My knowledge of jewellery and diamonds is as good as anyone’s.

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Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt star David Harper to bring one-man show to Arts Centre Washington

By Sam Johnson


The broadcaster, famous for his appearances on the likes of Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt, will appear at the Arts Centre Washington in September.

Known for his colourful trousers, David is swapping TV screens for the stage with his one-man show.

Dubbed ‘Unexpected Tales’, David will treat audiences to all the funny behind the scenes gossip from some of the BBC’s most popular daytime and early evening shows, telling of his encounters with the famous faces he has appeared alongside for celebrity specials.

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167th Allentown Fair features extensive collection of antiques, thousands of exhibits

By Josh Rultenberg


ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Folks are once again enjoying the festivities at the 167th Great Allentown Fair. It’s known for its food, but it also has a lot of other great things to offer.

The Great Allentown Fair has been around for 167 years and that means a lot of history, and for the first time, Fair President Beverly Gruber is showing some of it off. 

“We have close to 10,000 exhibits in this building,” Gruber said.

Among the exhibits includes an extensive collection of antiques. Hundreds of pieces at least 60 years old are submitted to be judged for $12 a pop.

E.J. Krall is in charge.

“There are not a lot of fairs that have antiques and it is quite a responsibility,” he said.

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Sneak Peek: 6 Major Jewels Headed to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

By AMY ELLIOTT


Earlier this summer, I pointed out three very good reasons for jewelry lovers to visit Baltimore, chief among them the upcoming Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center, it opens Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 1.

When I learned that M.S. Rau Antiques would be at the show, I was eager to learn what pieces the New Orleans–based dealer would be bringing and was treated to a sneak peek of the stash. It’s headlined without question by the jaw-dropping Oscar Heyman sapphire-and-diamond necklace pictured at top (see details at the bottom of this post—including its high-six-figure price).

Collectors and dealers who are motivated by provenance will be enchanted by an Ebel watch with a connection to Elvis Presley (pictured below). The King enjoyed a close friendship with the American gospel singer J.D. Sumner, who received the timepiece from Presley as a gift in 1974. Sumner served as a mentor to Presley early in his career, and later, in the early 1970s, he and his quartet were hired as Presley’s backup singers. They toured with him until his death in 1977. Sumner sang at the funeral.

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