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Antiques and the Arts Weekly article by Rick Russack

Antiques and the Arts Weekly article by Rick Russack

Antiques and the Arts Weekly May 18th, 2016 Review by Rick Russack, BOSTON, MASS. — If your interests include pond and ship models, marine art, navigating instruments, vintage diving equipment and other marine paraphernalia then you should have been at Larry Lannan’s Boston Harbor Auction Gallery April 30. There were more than 50 fine ship models, representing ships of every size, age and description, plus several pond models. Many were made by master model builders and were cased in fine, custom-made cabinets. The sale included marine paintings, maritime charts, ships’ lighting devices, telescopes, compasses, diving helmets, ships’ telegraphs and clocks....

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Nautical Antiques Auction - Maine Antiques Digest

Nautical Antiques Auction - Maine Antiques Digest

Nautical Antiques Auction by JACKIE SIDELI | APRIL 30TH, 2016 Boston Harbor Auctions, Quincy, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Boston Harbor Auctions The Lannan Ship Model Gallery, the host of the Boston Harbor Auctions sale held on April 30, was created in 1967 in Quincy, Massachusetts, by Joseph G. Lannan Jr. (1926-2011) in the basement of his home. Lannan, a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, traveled with his sons, Joe and Larry, to antiques markets. Lannan bought and sold ship models. That business has grown with Larry Lannan into the Boston Harbor Auctions Company and the Lannan Ship Model Gallery, which is...

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Trump Tower and Ocean Liner Models to be Sold at Auction

Trump Tower and Ocean Liner Models to be Sold at Auction

Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 24, 2015 Trump Tower designer, Der Scutt, was a voracious ocean liner collector. Boston Harbor Auctions has procured a towering collection of ocean liner memorabilia and amassed by the late Der Scutt, architect and designer of many important New York buildings, most notably 5th Avenue's Trump Tower. "Largest Ship in the World!", "Fastest Ship Ever Built!", "Most Luxurious Ship!", "The Unsinkable!" Based primarily on the competitive spirit, the cruise line and steam ship companies, throughout the US and Europe, exhausted their resources building ships that transported mail, troops, supplies, cargo yet primarily passengers looking to emigrate...

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An auction descended from eras under sail

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An auction descended from eras under sail

By Virginia Bohlin GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  APRIL 25, 2015 A model of the whaling ship Sunbeam, which sailed out of New Bedford during the last half of the 19th and the early 20th century, is a highlight of Boston Harbor Auctions’ sale of ship models and nautical antiques May 3 at the Lannan Ship Model Gallery, 187 Purchase St. The 39-inch model with detailed rigging and sails was made by Norwegian-born Captain Peter Henrik Ness (1890-1956), who after 20 years at sea settled in East Boston and began making ship models, some of which are today in major museums, including the...

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Vintage Diving Gear for Deep Pockets

Vintage Diving Gear for Deep Pockets

Rare Diving Helmets, Suits and Pumps Featured in Boston Harbor Auctions' Two-Day Maritime Auction BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (PRWEB) MARCH 06, 2014 Highly sought after deep sea diving gear to be sold at Boston Harbor Auctions on April 5th & 6th. The collection is from the late Tom Hering, hard hat diver and diving enthusiast, extraordinaire. Over 25 hard hats will be auctioned, some dating to the early 1900s, with names including Morse, Miller Dunn, Desco, Schrader, Siebe Gorman, Heinke and others. Some are expected to bring, $20,000 and more. These hard hat dive helmets are highly sought after and this is...

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