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Michigan Avenue

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  • Top quality antique steins bring the highest prices

    Q: I came by these steins in 1970s when my landlady, an old woman from Germany, was cleaning out her shed and told me I could have anything I wanted. I took this box of steins. I've never seen anything like them. Any info? A: Generous offer...
  • Design and condition count most to buyers of vintage oak furniture

    Q: This old oak rocker was painted black. I had it stripped. How can I sell it? It's marked "Wisconsin Chair Co." and "1896." A: This query marks a first for me! Instead of a photo or image, the reader sent a hand-drawn ballpoint ink rendition of his...
  • Few collectors likely to spring for folding bed

    Q: My mother bought this folding bed in the 1970s. It's marked "Bednet," but I can't find any info online. Is it a Murphy bed? A: The bed seen in images sent is, for several reasons, not a Murphy bed. Technically, it's a portable folding bed. True...
  • Authentication, condition key to pegging value on signatures

    Q: I own a certified Winston Churchill autograph on a photo of him in front of his home. It's quite valuable. The black signature on the gray portion of his belt has faded to the point that I can't see it. Is there anything I can do to darken the...
  • Land grant values hinge on the signer

    Q: Your column carried a photo of a Ben Franklin-signed deed that sold for $13,200. We have a document signed 1811 that grants land in Ohio to a family member. It's signed in two places by President James Madison and once by Secretary of State James...
  • Decoration boosts value of antique shooting accoutrements

    Q: We found these items after my father passed away. I know that two are powder horns. Can you give us any info on the rest of the stuff? A: Maine auctioneer Jim Julia of Julia Auctions (http://www.juliaauctions.com) sells major firearms twice yearly. In...
  • Two signs winter's on way: Bitter cold, lights festival

    Two signs winter's on way: Bitter cold, lights festival
    If anyone at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival was doubting winter’s impending arrival, they were jolted to reality Saturday by frosty temperatures and piercing winds that made for some of the chilliest November weather in recent memory. The...
  • 4 cars hit on Mag Mile, driver held on $50K

    4 cars hit on Mag Mile, driver held on $50K
    A 29-year-old driver was issued a battery of charges ranging from fleeing police to driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed into four vehicles Sunday and tried to run from the scene on the Magnificent Mile, police said. The crash happened...
  • Realtor Building approved for makeover

    Realtor Building approved for makeover
    A key parcel on the south end of Chicago's Magnificent Mile appears headed for redevelopment in an ambitious project that would include a high-end hotel, condominiums, offices and stores between North Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue. The National...
  • 1 hurt in high-rise fire on Mag Mile

    1 hurt in high-rise fire on Mag Mile
    A man was hospitalized after a small fire in a high-rise building on North Michigan Avenue this morning. The fire broke out shortly before 10 a.m. in a 15th floor apartment in a 33-story building in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue, according to...
  • Riccardo Muti takes on German, Austrian masters, con brio

    Riccardo Muti takes on German, Austrian masters, con brio
    A Riccardo Muti residency at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is never entirely about making music. In this second of three season-ending weeks, for example, the music director has gone from directing a Verdi chorus at a riverfront park in Chinatown, to...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio

    Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio
    Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says. The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...