Columnist dives in the history behind treasures
A 1952 photo book worth $2,000.
A thunder mug going back to the ships of the 15th century.
A snuff mull engraved in 1817, a big year for Scotland.
Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, a Santa Barbara appraiser, has unearthed a lot of history with her weekly “Ask the Gold Digger” column in the News-Press.
Here’s a look at the highlights of the treasures in her column from 2021. In each case, we’re presenting the link to her original article at newspress.com. (For this week’s column, see B2.)
— Dave Mason