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The Last Unicorn in Pittsboro, NC is Now Open

The Last Unicorn has quietly re-opened in Pittsboro, NC, just down the road from the original location in Chapel Hill. This new Last Unicorn is downsized and re-focused; it is much, much smaller in scale than the original. The goal … Continue reading

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The Last Unicorn in Chapel Hill is Now Closed.

Following a successful auction in late August, 2015, the Last Unicorn in Chapel Hill has officially closed its doors. (Make that “closed its gates”.) The house and property have been sold, and I have moved. *Update June 2016: We have … Continue reading

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Estate Auction Sale – August, 2015

The Last Unicorn Estate Sale & Auction Antiques, Wrought Iron & More…Final Sale Consider this your personal invitation to The Last Unicorn’s latest (and last!) grande finale’. I’m closing the doors, selling practically everything here, and moving.  FYI: I have put … Continue reading

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May Sale 2015

      ____________________________________________ It's Here! The 28th Annual  May Sale  "Show and Tell" Friday, May 15 thru Sunday, May 31 10-6 Daily 28% Discount in Effect!   * Fences * Gates * Stained Glass * * Wrought Iron * Stoneware * … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Show & Sale

I didn't retire, and I'm not dead yet! So many people seem to think it's one or the other that I decided to have a little sale just to make sure everybody knows that I'm still here! We've downsized a … Continue reading

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The Truly Amazing Lore of the Unicorn Chapter One While my personal association with the famed unicorn began in the year 1974,  I can now  piece together dozens of “unicorn accounts” beginning before the advent of the printing press. By … Continue reading

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Antique Dealing

Since I have been an antique dealer longer than any other “job in my Korea”, I might comment on the nuances of this profession.  It combines history, nostalgia, sales savvy, marketing magic, and just a touch of  hyperbole. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Stained Glass and Wrought Iron Gates Increase Resale Value and Beauty of Home

In a stroke of pure genius (Gaines is not the modest type), I decided to create a business plan based upon two antique items-of-interest: the wrought iron gate and the stained glass window. Why? Because I had learned (i.e., witnessed) … Continue reading

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Most Frequently Asked Questions About The Last Unicorn

Among the nice things about visiting a real antique shoppe {like ours} is that you can converse with a real, live person and not a computer screen or a surrogate telephone voice from overseas. Right here, right now. Visitors to … Continue reading

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I DO Know Stained Glass & How to Make It Work for You

There are people that know more about stained glass than I do. I am not a museum curator, rather an Antiques Dealer. What I do know a lot about is the art-and-science of helping homeowners locate and incorporate stained glass … Continue reading

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