Historic

These antique optics from the Japanese Navy were used in combat and took over six months to restore…
The ’60s will be on the minds of many on August 6, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
This exceptionally rare Enigma Machine is possibly the finest example that has ever surfaced. Used by the Germans to send secret messages during World War II, this important four-rotor Model K Enigma...
A British mathematician who died 60 years ago is having a celebrity moment.
On October 22 at Bonhams New York, centuries of scientific inquiry will be recapitulated in one afternoon during the auction house’s inaugural History of Science sale...
RM Auctions is offering for sale, the aerospace vehicle revered as the fastest machine within Earth’s atmosphere .
More than the foremost collector of American flags, Ben Zaricor is a standard-bearer of American identity.
More than 3,000 furnishings and accessories from the Lanesborough hotel in London will hit the auction block starting December 9 in a five-day sale led by Pro Auction, based in Bath, England. The...
Bonhams will offer two extraordinarily rare 1790 newspaper clippings in the inaugural Judaica sale on December 10, documenting President George Washington's visit to the Touro Synagogue in Newport,...
If you walk past the windows of Sotheby’s Manhattan salesrooms between now and April 12, stop and look at the scorched metal sphere, seven and a quarter feet in diameter, displayed across from Rodin’...