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Steady as She Blows: Insight into Windmill Weights

The form of American folk art most prominently featured in our timed online Americana sale “Colorfully Cast: A California Collection” (opening for bidding on January 31) is the windmill weight, an appealing relic of late 19th and early 20th century farms.

The thirty-three weights featured as a significant component of this auction were assembled by discerning collectors over a long time and is the most extensive collection Skinner has sold.… Read More