April Americana Sale Doesn’t Skip A Beat

The top lot in the sale was Ralph Cahoon’s (1910-1982) “Washed Ashore,” a small, 11½-by-8-inch oil on board that took $32,760.

Review by Greg Smith, Photos Courtesy Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA – Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts sale on April 27 went 82 percent sold as the firm’s head of American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts, Lynda Cain, tallied another success story. “History sells,” she said, “and it’s something we do exceptionally well.” The sale would total $689,157.

Cape Cod painter Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982) stole the day when “Washed Ashore,” a small, 11½-by-8-inch oil on board sailed to $32,760 to

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Grapevine Main Station, a $114M public-private partnership, opens April 24

Grapevine Main Station, the city’s new centerpiece that includes a rail station, boutique hotel and plaza, is holding its grand opening on Saturday, April 24.

Mayor William D. Tate and the Grapevine City Council will host the grand opening of the $114 million public-private partnership.

The grand opening will include live music, culinary experiences and a glimpse of the luxury that’s available.

The Grand Opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At 11 a.m., Mayor William D. Tate and Grapevine City Council members will begin the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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4 Top Trending Stocks for April

Here at the midpoint of the month, it might be useful to stop and take a look at the stock tickers that traders are talking about more than others. Sometimes a story is brewing, and other times it’s already happened. If a company’s got the market buzzing, though, it’s just smart to know it. After all, opportunities present themselves to investors ready to find them.

With that as the backdrop, here’s a closer look at the four consumer stocks people are talking the most about. That doesn’t necessarily make them a buy or a sell, but it doesn’t mean they

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Monday Morning Brief for April 19, 2021: What’s your strategy?

One of the realities of numismatic journalism is that the news of the hobby often features coins that our average readers will never be able to afford because of their price and rarity. Coins like the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle (see Page 10) and the 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain cent (see my cover feature) are beyond most of our budgets.

However, even if we have limited funds to spend on our hobby, we can still build a meaningful collection with the right plan and the patience to take years to meet our goals.

A recent posting at the Collectors Universe

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River City Roundup: April 12, 2021

In the days ahead, the storied Richmond district once known as “Little Africa,” Jackson Ward, celebrates its 150th anniversary, and the words of poets with connections to Washington, D.C., are recalled at a virtual Library of Virginia event. Elsewhere, local architects discuss the influence of modernism, and the online music series Shockoe Sessions adds some art to the mix. Enjoy the week! 

Indie rockers Starcoast play In Your Ear Studios’ Shockoe Sessions on April 13 for a “Believe in Love” livestream. The Virginia Beach-based band members are streaming pros, having taken to Instagram early in the pandemic for “Starcoast TV,”

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Topps Reveals 1st MLB Card NFT Collection with April Launch Date | Bleacher Report

Photo Credit: Topps

The Topps Company announced Monday it’s set to launch its first baseball NFT collection—the 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball NFT—in coordination with Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. 

Topps noted the collection, which is scheduled to debut April 20 at 1 p.m. ET, will include “iconic throwback card templates, anniversary sets and more.”

Tobin Lent, the company’s vice president and general manager of digital sports and entertainment, called it a “historic moment in the modern evolution of collecting”:

“The partnership between Major League Baseball, MLB Players Inc. and Topps has delighted collectors and fans for

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