Recognizing Value in Paintings: Signatures, Initials, and Unsigned Paintings
Taking some of the mystery out of recognizing value in Fine Art Paintings is a topic I get many e-mails on. 31 Club Members call and e-mail me about wonderful paintings they’d like to buy, but the artist can’t be identified. Maybe there are only initials, a signature that can’t be read, or just simply a monogram with a figure on the painting.
Whitaker~Augusta Teams Up With WorthPoint
Whitaker~Augusta Auction Company joins WorthPoint, a social network and search engine for collectors
World’s Fair Joins WorthPoint
World’s Fair teams up with WorthPoint, a social network and search engine for collectors
Baltimore Coin Show: Bits And Bytes
Baltimore Show: Bits & Bytes
Show Sales Top $6.2
1940 B&W 20″ Television
I don’t know about all of you, but I can honestly wonder what my Aunt and Uncle watched on TV back in the 1940’s. I know as a child growing up in the early 1950’s I remember Howdy Doody, Rin Tin Tin, The Lone Ranger, my eldest brother was on the Freddy Friehofer show, and got to make a squiggly line, and that is all I remember. Brings back memories.
Antique/Vintage Watches and Time Pieces
We can tell when shadows on the ground grow longer that time changes, but the easiest way is to look at our watches. And if you’ve got a watch or time piece passed down in your family, you might even discover you’ve got a valuable piece a collector might have interest in.
Imitation British Halfpence (Machin’s Mills and Other Coinage of 1786-1789
The most common coin used for small transactions in early America was the copper British halfpenny. These were widely accepted non-legal tender status and were a prime choice for unauthorized reproduction by private individuals. Many counterfeits were made in this country by casting or other crude methods; some were even made in England and imported to this country.
10 Tips For Investing in Antiques and Collectibles
These days many people are taking a closer look at antiques & collectibles as investments. As the stock market becomes more volatile, it just makes great sense to add tangible assets to your investment portfolio. Unlike any other investment, when you invest in a collectible, it’s virtually impossible to lose 100% of your money due to devaluation.
WorthPoint, Proxibid Partnership Agreement to Better Serve Live Internet Auction Marketplace
ATLANTA & OMAHA, Neb. – (Business Wire) Atlanta-based WorthPoint Corporation, a Web site that provides detailed information on art, antiques, and collectibles, has signed a partnership with Omaha-based Proxibid, a webcasting service that works with auctioneers to bring live Internet bidding to an online audience.