July 10, 2017 – 21 East Gallery owner makes his fifth appearance on History Channel’s Pawn Stars to sell his 1859 US Patent Model for a Steamer/Boiler. Watch the episode titled Masonic Pawn on YouTube to see if he turned up the heat with Rick Harrison.
June 12, 2017 – 21 East Gallery owner makes his fourth appearance on History Channel’s Pawn Stars to sell his Gettysburg Photograph of a house which may have been in the middle of a major battle during the Civil War. Watch the episode titled Balloon Payments on YouTube to see if he won the battle with Rick Harrison and Mark Hall-Patton, aka The Beard of Knowledge.
May 8, 2017 – 21 East Gallery owner makes his third appearance on History Channel’s Pawn Stars to sell his 1905 Chicago Tribune which includes the headline, (Roosevelt) Renews His War of Football. Watch the episode titled Pawnfamous on YouTube to see if he could score a touchdown on Rick Harrison.
February 24, 2017 – Civil War veteran cabinet card photograph sold to Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs in November, 2015, now sits in the Library of Congress. Civil War Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) veteran items continue to grow in popularity.
February 11, 2017 – 21 East Gallery opens on a beautiful Saturday. Window display includes folk art whirligig by American artist John Bambic, a modern carving by a University of Chicago student, an oil painting by American artist Meryl Efrem and a world war 1 photograph in a period gesso frame.
January 16, 2017 – 21 East Gallery continues to grow its base of customers from around the world with sales to major institutions including The Getty, Taschen Photography, The Henry Ford Museum, and The Walther Collection.
September 26, 2016 – 21 East Gallery sells an important African American Civil War soldier tintype photograph to a Gettysburg, PA dealer. This tintype may be on display at a Gettysburg Museum.
September 16, 2016 – 21 East Gallery acquires rare White House Aquia Creek VA sandstone installed in the 1790s and removed between 1949 – 1951. The Chicago Tribune Tower’s collection of artifacts includes the same in their collection of 149 treasures.
August 31 2016 – 21 East Gallery owner appears on History Channel’s Pawn Stars episode, Death and Taxidermy, to sell his late 19th century Melick Clinometer. Watch the video to see if he could negotiate a sale with Rick Harrison. This item is now a game piece in Pawn Stars: The Game on Facebook.
June 3, 2016 – 21 East Gallery loans a 1952 Rolleiflex camera to the Park Art Center for their Vivian Maier exhibition, Uncrated. Vivian Maier’s work is a newly discovered national treasure and continues to bring attention to street photography with major exhibitions around the globe.
May 12, 2016 – 21 East Gallery acquires rare 1926 Coney Island watercolor painting by poet and artist E.E. Cummings. This acquisition complements a rare large oil painting by E.E. Cummings which is currently undergoing research.
February 10, 2016 – 21 East Gallery owner appears on History Channel’s Pawn Stars episode, Lock, Stock, and Pawn, to sell his 1850s Hobb’s Lockbox. Watch the video to see if he locked down a deal with Big Hoss.
September 24,2015 – 21 East Gallery acquires large collection of mid century works by Chicago African American artist William McBride, Jr. 21 East Gallery continues to grow its collection of African American art, photography and artifacts.
January 16, 2014 – 21 East Gallery acquires rare 1862 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Oregon appointment. Fine Lincoln signature accompanied by that of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. 21 East Gallery maintains a large collection of American historical artifacts from before and after the Civil War.