Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, located in Philadelphia will be sending several specialists to the United Kingdom in search of American-made fine and decorative arts, silver, porcelain, furniture, and more. The eight day tour, from July 31 to August 7, will include stops in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Shropshire, and London, with special events planned at Weston Park and Kensington Palace. From William Penn, who founded the Pennsylvania colony in America only to return home to England later, to nouveau riche American heiresses marrying British nobility for titles in the early 1900s, Yankees and Brits have been traveling “across the pond” for centuries. As a result, many American-made furniture, wares, and paintings have found their way to the United Kingdom—and back to the United States. “Freeman’s has successfully sold antiques that have been discovered abroad through our sister auction

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