Category Archive: Artifacts

News and information about items created by humans usually for a practical purpose in a particular period of time.

May 05

Peeling the Layers of Antiques, Art and Collectible at The Glass Onion

This is a shop of many layers featuring antiques, collectibles, local art, vintage items, jewelry, gifts and more. The mall has unique items from a variety of vendors and select consignors with new inventory coming in daily. Located in downtown Tyler, the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Whether you are looking for true 1800’s antiques …

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May 04

The Largest Antiques Collection in the USA

When Cracker Barrel founder Dan Evans started his first store in 1969, he turned to local antiques dealers Kathleen and Don Singleton for decor. As the company opened more and more stores, the Singleton’s continued to provide all of the décor for each store until one day in 1979 when Kathleen fell ill and son …

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Apr 13

East Texas Treasure Map: Where to Find the Good Stuff

There are so many places to find great antiques, art and collectibles in East Texas. This is just the tip of the ice burg, but we hope you have fun mapping out a route to find these and more treasures on a days drive around East Texas.   Oil Boom Artifacts at Gladewater Museum There …

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Apr 08

The Gladewater Museum: Living in History

Open each Saturday from 10am until 4pm, The Gladewater Museum is filled with historical photographs and artifacts depicting life and history in the Gladewater area from the pioneer days to modern times. Gladewater was founded in 1873 by Texas and Pacific Railroad and post office established the same year. The museum pays homage to the …

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Mar 08

Ye Olde City Antique Mall and The New Olde City Market

Ahh…The Past! That place we remember when the present doesn’t quite measure up to our expectations. Enjoy the nostalgia of days gone by with a pleasant visit to Ye Olde City Antique Mall and Olde City Market, where you can find those items that bring back precious memories. There has been an antique mall or …

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Mar 08

Saxon Auctions 44th Anniversary Sale Saturday March 16th, Hawkins, TX

The longest running auction in the state of Texas, Saxon and Associates, Inc, is holding it’s legendary 44th Anniversary Antiques and Estate Auction Saturday March 16th at 6:30pm located on Hwy 80 two miles west of Hawkins, TX. The sale promises to be full of early American and European antiques and collectibles. Fine-quality furniture, signs, …

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Jan 21

Copper isn’t the only valuable piece of wire.

Since its beginning in the late 1860, there have been more than 500 barbed wire patents granted. Varieties include just about anything a creative farmer or rancher could invent to better keep his property safe and secure.   Collecting rare barbed wire can prove to be a true treasure hunt. Interesting samples can be found …

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Oct 17

Digging up History

While looking for antiques and collectibles at Canton First Monday Trade Days in East Texas, we came across a historian we had met before at Buchannan’s Market in Lewisville held each third weekend (next show is Oct 20-21, 2012). Scott Freeland, author of “They Too Were Americans: The German-American Bund in Words, Photos and Artifacts,”  …

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Apr 19

Authentic Native American Art becomes a part of The Rare Collections

Authentic Native American art including pottery, paintings, kachina dolls, baskets, rugs, sculpture and fetishes from Hopi, Zuni and Navajo artists join The Rare Collections. Many of the Native American art pieces are from a collector who owned a gallery in Dallas and traveled extensively to Native American communities of Lower Moenkopi near Tuba City. There …

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Mar 15

Letter written by Jim Morrison of The Doors to Dave Marsh of Creem Magazine during the recording of LA Woman

The Rare Collections recently uncovered a letter from Jim Morrison written to Dave Marsh of Creem Magazine in a private collection of memorabilia in Los Angeles, California. In the letter Morrison writes about his time in LA, making films and making music with The Doors. It stops without close or signature, so the five-page letter …

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