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Kilshaw's Auctioneers Ltd.  The Antique and Fine Art Auction for Victoria and Vancouver Island

Magia2000 of Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi, from Italy

Northwest Coast Polychrome Twined Basket | Sale Number 2376, Lot Number 391 | Skinner Auctioneers

Blue Topaz from the National Gem Collection. Radiation and heat treatment is used to transform colorless or yellow-brown topaz into blue.

Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg's Art Deco tiara, thought to have been a gift from her parents at the time of her wedding to Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg. converts from its full size down to a more petite version by removing the top portion of the diadem.

OGLALA SIOUX BEADED AND FRINGED HIDE WAR SHIRT of classic design. Click to enlarge:

Of whimsical design, the scampering chick with textured wings and feet and polished beak, the body and head pavé-set with ruby cabochons and diamonds, to the cabochon emerald eyes, mounted in 18k gold

Crystal Couple - Donated to the 2004 Barbie National Convention in Chicago , and bidded at the Silent Auction for $2500, this is our first couple set, with a silkstone couple. She wears a wide white taffeta dress with more than 3000 real swarovski crystals and beads to cover her stardust outfit. he wears a white tuxedo. They both received a full facial repaint with professional colors. All accessories are handcrafted by or for Magia2000.

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.