Sunday, January 30, 2011

Steam Punk

You can still get these stoves from the Spencerville Stove Store. They also run on natural gas and if you really want,you can get them that run on wood!

Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum from Massachusetts have restored their house into a steampunk home called ModVic (Modern Victorian) Home. Every corner of the house and every piece of furniture has some steampunk features and materials: wood carvings, moving gears, steel, iron and brass decorations. Isn’t it amazing?

Steam punk keyboard made into a computer keyboard.

More of this fantastic house here...

This house is steam punked to a fare thee well. Very very impressive, and no end in site! I have often wondered if there would be a future in making old radios into modern stereo systems and old typewriters into computer keyboards. What do you think? Would YOU drop a half a grand on an Olivetti typewriter which was actually a concealed keyboard?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Auctions Imperial 2011

Greetings from Auctions Imperial!

We are pleased to announce our March 19, 2011 sale, which will include a fine selection of antique arms and armor, including helmets, shields, and mail coats to swords, daggers, axes, maces, rifles, muskets and pistols. Europe, China, Russia, the Middle East, Persia, India, Indonesia and the American Civil War are represented-- from a fine Imperial Russian Dagger presented to a hero of the Crimean War, to an important 15th century Italian broadsword, a superior Mughal lacquered hide shield to an ivory-hilted Karabela saber, American sabers and Cossack shashkas, there's something for everyone.

Visit our website to view a recent television interview with our director at

We will continue to accept consignments until the end of December, any questions please email us at

happy holidays,

Auctions Imperial