We Hit The Big Time!

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Well, to us, sort of. Important items that we offer at auction are often covered by baseball card and memorabilia periodicals, but The Anson-Ewing Beer Poster (Lot #1 in the current auction) has just received a special and rare honor: it made the cover of the April 2008 edition The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, one of the most prestigious magazines in the world of antiques. Usually their covers feature world renowned glassware, museum collections, or antique American furniture that is worth a fortune, but really isn’t up our alley. This is the first time they have ever put a baseball piece on the cover! When we sent in our press release materials for consideration, they were particularly impressed with the Anson-Ewing poster and even asked us to send our catalog description to publish as an article (which also appears in the issue). They told us that they normally do not use items that are up for auction as cover pieces. In fact, they have a policy against the practice (because if you do this for one, they explained, then you might be expected to do this for all) but they liked this piece so much they decided to make an exception. We thought it was exciting to see the Anson-Ewing Beer poster recognized as such an important item in the larger world of American antiques, worthy of featuring on the cover of The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, and thought it would be fun to share an image of the cover here. It is rare for any baseball item to get this kind of respect and attention in the larger antique world. There is no doubt this poster is deserving of the honor, and it is exciting for us to actually see this item receive the attention it deserves, not just as one of the single most beautiful baseball advertising posters ever created, but as one of the most important and noteworthy of all American advertising posters. The following is a link to the full catalog description:http://www.robertedwardauctions.com/auction/2008_preview/1.html

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