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The Collector From the Prairies headline image

The Collector From the Prairies

This May 2021 article tells the story of how a map collector from Iowa got his start, time traveled through maps, and found ways to connect with history. A portion of his remarkable collection will be featured in the June 2021 sale at Old World Auctions.
Nine US States You've Never Heard Of - Part II & Collector's Corner headline image

Nine US States You've Never Heard Of - Part II & Collector's Corner

This August 2018 newsletter features two articles. The first is Part II of a two-part article on nine proposed and provisional states that were never officially admitted to the Union. Also included in this newsletter is Collector's Corner, in which we feature a collector's journey into antique maps.
Nine US States You've Never Heard Of - Part I & Collector's Corner headline image

Nine US States You've Never Heard Of - Part I & Collector's Corner

This July 2018 newsletter features two articles. The first is Part I of a two-part article on nine proposed and provisional states that were never officially admitted to the Union. Also included in this newsletter is Collector's Corner, in which we feature a collector's journey into antique maps.
Hidden Treasures & Collector's Corner headline image

Hidden Treasures & Collector's Corner

The June 2018 newsletter features an article on the Hidden Treasures that we have found in books, atlases, and folding maps over the years. Some of the items we've found may surprise you! Also included in this newsletter is Collector's Corner, in which we feature a collector's journey into antique maps.
Evolution of a Nation: The David J. Morgan Collection headline image

Evolution of a Nation: The David J. Morgan Collection

This May 2017 article on the David J. Morgan collection describes how Mr. Morgan got started collecting and how he developed his collection over the years. A portion of his collection was featured in a special auction in June 2017 with Old World Auctions entitled "Evolution of a Nation" and focuses on the progression of the United States through maps.
Three "Old-School" Dealers & a Book Summary on Abraham Ortelius headline image

Three "Old-School" Dealers & a Book Summary on Abraham Ortelius

This May 2016 newsletter features an article about 3 "old school" dealers: Luke Vavra of Cartographic Arts, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Steve Luck of Tooley Adams & Co.Find out how the map business has changed over the last 40 years and what their thoughts are on the future. Also included is a book summary of "Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Life, Works, Sources, and Friends" by Marcel van den Broecke.
A Cartographic Paradise: The MacLean Collection headline image

A Cartographic Paradise: The MacLean Collection

This newsletter from April 2016 features an article on the impressive MacLean Collection in Chicago, Illinois.
Untold Stories of Map Collectors & Auction Trends in 2014 headline image

Untold Stories of Map Collectors & Auction Trends in 2014

Our January 2015 Newsletter features two previously untold stories of map collectors: one of Captain Kit S. Kapp and the other of a collector with a worldly perspective. Also included is an article on 2014 trends in the antique map auction market.
Untold Stories of Map Collectors headline image

Untold Stories of Map Collectors

This newsletter from January 2014 tells the stories of two different map collectors - one who collected maps of the world and western hemisphere, and the other who collected maps of Texas.
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