Frank Kowing Stick Art Discovery Up For Auction

Aug 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: Orion’s Attic is proud to partner with Everything But The House on a special upcoming auction of the life’s work of Maryland artist Frank Kowing. Stay tuned to this site for the date and details of the online auction. You will find a fantastical world of vivid two-dimensional paintings and three-dimensional stick art, or found object art. You will find an eye-popping array of pieces that include political figures such as Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Osama bid Laden and more. Explore commentary on a diverse array of subjects and world events. Examine society from an unusual perspective. From whimsy to dystopia, Kowing was a prolific artist who leaves it to viewers to best find their own meaning in his work. Frank Eugene Kowing (April 1, 1944 – Sept....

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This Just In: 1950s Cavalier C51A Coca-Cola Machine

Jan 23, 2017

We’ve just brought the sweetest vintage Coca-Cola machine we have ever found to our booth D-5 at Old Glory Antique Marketplace in Frederick, Maryland. The C51A Coca-Cola machine is in excellent working order! We purchased it from a huge Coca-Cola collector who let go of his entire collection to us last weekend.) The owner used this machine until the day we put it on our truck. We’re asking $5,600 but are always open to reasonable offers. A few minor scratches here and there and a few screws on the back panel fell off and disappeared while we were moving it but overall this is a gorgeous machine. Visit Old Glory seven days a week and ask the staff to call us if you’d like to make an offer. You can also contact us ahead...

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Paul Wegner bronze sculptures for sale March 5-6

Mar 2, 2016

This Paul Wegner bronze sculpture “Close Enough for Jazz” signed by the gifted American artist is stunning. Photos don’t do it justice. You take one look at it and it simply stops you in your tracks. You feel compelled to soak it in, to lose yourself in time as your eyes roam the piece from every angle. Jazz music seems to enter your mind out of nowhere as you study the concentration in the hands and faces of the musicians. You wonder about the extraordinary amount of time the artist put into the piece. Pangs of angst and regret strike you if you step away from it without buying it right there on the spot. You know you’re simply not likely to happen by the piece again. The artist only made 175 of them...

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Fall in love with collectibles at Falls Church estate sale March 5-6

Mar 1, 2016

Our March 5-6 Falls Church estate sale at 1746 Pimmit Drive is a classic All-American sale brimming with art, antiques and collectibles that every American loves! One of the owners of the home was a former fireman, Lions Club member and Washington Redskins season ticket holder. He and his wife collected everything from advertising, toys and music boxes to firefighting gear, football memorabilia and trading pins. We unleashed an avalanche of great stuff from their attic and basement that is all displayed next to the family’s treasures they kept on the main floor of the house. Check out 700 photos and counting of our Falls Church estate sale and make plans to attend the sale now. More photos and updated information will be added as we continue to organize the sale. No early birds....

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Orion’s Attic surprises seller with $2,000 bonus!

Oct 20, 2015

Won-ok Kim and I knocked on the door of a very sweet woman from whom we had purchased countless pieces of costume jewelry and a few knickknacks a few weeks earlier. She was surprised to see Orion’s Attic back at her front door. But not nearly as surprised as she would be moments later. What she didn’t know was that an unexpected treasure had turned up in our bulk buy. We didn’t think anything of the piece at the time as we only saw it for a few seconds while filling up a box with all the stuff we were buying. It was just a vintage cigarette box and a matching lighter that we figured we’d sell for maybe $40 – a needle in a haystack of items we bought that day. There’s simply...

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This Just In: Antique Medicine Bottles

Mar 20, 2015

Got a headache? Suffering from adrenal problems? Your teeth causing you pain? Got a cough that just won’t go away? Have a body part that needs disinfecting or powdering? Regardless of what ails you, Orion’s Attic has a hint of the solution … if you lived in the 1800s. Thanks to our latest find — a mini estate liquidation we did in Silver Spring, Maryland — we just created a virtual 19th century apothecary in our eBay store. We have already listed more than 20 great antique medicine bottles and have a whole crate full still to go. Many date back more than a century while others are from the mid- 1900s. The group also includes bottles that contained alcohol, ink and food additives. We’ve placed them in the Bottles department in our eBay...

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