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Like many other “older” people, my hearing has been diminishing. Hearing aids were prescribed, but during COVID, I stopped wearing them because every time my mask came off, they … more
On the outskirts of Pawtuxet Village, there’s a shop that’s a true outlier when it comes to collectibles, vintage objects and underground culture. When you walk in, you’ll see a … more
Regardless of which area of collecting you are involved in, whether it be toys, video games, furniture, decorative arts… you name it; collecting is cyclical. What makes something collectible … more
Certain bands exhibit a musical approach that’s expansive while providing a variety of material for whoever is listening. They don’t like to stick to a certain format or genre, but they … more
Being raised the way I was with a wonderful mother who never got angry about anything, I learned that any situation can be turned around from negative to positive.  For instance, when our house … more
On April 15, 1897, 41-year-old James Henry McCaffrey of Johnston made a legal appeal for himself or some other suitable person to be appointed guardian over his nieces, Mary and Susie Morris. The … more
With the Historic Illustration Art Auction quickly approaching, the Historic Arms and Militaria department here at Bruneau and Co. Auctioneers has been busy researching and cataloging the fascinating … more
I love the show “The Amazing Race”, and, due to the wonders of modern television, last season’s show has been amazingly gracing my television screen recently. This reality program … more
The official start of Oktoberfest this year is September 16 as the fairgrounds known as Theresienwiese in the German metropolis of Munich becomes party central with an abundance of beer and pretzels … more
On Dec. 14, 1909, Wallace Elmer Tillinghast announced that he’d invented and built an airship unlike anything seen before. For months, people wondered if Wallace was one of the greatest … more
Hidden Money in Your Closet As a middle-aged person, you could be sitting on a treasure trove you never even thought of… your old clothes! As everything vintage-retro continues to rise in … more
With this year’s summer nearing its final weeks of existence, it’s only a matter of time until we all start wearing our favorite flannels and hoodies while experiencing the beautiful New … more
On Natick Hill, members of the Tripp and Cutter families once went to visit their deceased loved ones. Today, that cemetery, West Warwick Historical Cemetery #505, is designated as “lost” … more
When it comes to collecting comics, most people concern themselves with first appearances, number one issues, and everything else that falls in the standard classification of a “key.” … more
The massive assortment of historic illustration art we recently acquired from the estate of sculptor Carl Pugliese has inspired yet another article from me. While the collection is full of prolific … more
My father was a brilliant, but eccentric, artist.  He often did pastel portraits of friends and family, oil painted graphic pictures of troubadours fighting bulls, carved a trio of monkeys … more
Thirty-year-old Michael Connors had gotten a job on the construction team erecting a new stock-house at the Victoria Mill late in 1898 in Johnston. Nearby, a Mrs. Rieux kept a boarding house and … more
When Labor Day Weekend rolls around, people usually think of going to the beach, having a backyard barbecue or just enjoying the day off by taking it easy. In Rhode Island, folks do things a bit … more
A generous and humble man, a superb draftsman much admired for his skill as an artist and illustrator, known for his meticulously researched historical paintings and drawings, Norman Mills Price was … more
I blame the internet for the upsurge of disturbing news.  Years ago, just newspapers printed the news along with a few reputable magazines such as Time and Newsweek .  For the most part, … more
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