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News about Weather Vanes
NEW YORK – Figural weather vanes top the list of prized items in an Americana auction being conducted online by Jasper 52 on Sunday, Feb. 12. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHADDS FORD, Pa. – Brandywine River Museum is exhibiting a popular form of folk art in an exhibit titled “Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weather Vanes.” Viewed today as works of folk art, weather vanes originally functioned as useful tools for determining wind direction, particularly on farms and in maritime villages. They are […]
SHELBURNE, Vt. — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a series of 45-cent stamps depicting 19th-century weather vanes. Each of the five designs features a photograph of a figural weather vane from the Shelburne Museum’s collection: a cow, an eagle, two roosters and a centaur. Sally Anderson-Bruce of New Milford, Conn., photographed the weather vanes […]
NEW YORK – Americana comes in many forms, from unique homemade objects to mass-produced commercial pieces from cultural icons. The Jasper52 Americana and Folk Art auction on Thursday, Oct. 10, will have a generous mix of both. The auction opens with an early 20th century cast-iron doorstop in the form of a monkey and quickly […]