You may not know that Zippo Lighters’ origin came from the observation made by a gentleman attending a dinner dance at the Bradford Country Club in Bradford, PA in 1932. The poor fellow trying to light his smoke had to use both hands to get the Austrian-made lighter to come to life, and its thin metal surface dented easily to boot. It was the attendee, George G Blaisdell, who later would come to be known as “Mr. Zippo,” who made that
Native Americans were known for their fascinating jewelry creations. From the earliest of times, tools fashioned to cut thru natural stones have been found and give testimony to the native peoples love of adornment in the form of bracelets, cuffs, necklaces, chokers, and rings to name a few. While many natural stones were used in these artistic works, turquoise became the favorite for the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes of the Southwest United States.
The Swicegood Group has been commissioned to auction the Pfafftown, North Carolina estate of the William W. Davis Trust. The estate includes a range of quality lots including a pickup truck, tractor, the contents of an exceptional fine woodworking shop; firearms; collectible knives; fishing rods, reels and tackle; fine leather furniture, including an exceptional leather lift chair; framed signed art; coins; stoneware and antiques.
I have strolled through many’a houses in my life. Each of them tell a story. As of late, a common real estate transaction is an estate of aging parents. We have the ability to see the personality of the person in the lifetime collection of assets they have accumulated. I enjoy seeing the plants they have gardened in their yard. All paint a picture of who they are.