Making headlines in the world of art, antiques and collectibles are two updates on previously reported stories—the Wittelsbach diamond and MLK’s documents—the King of Pop’s iconic glove goes to auction, a Turner Prize winner gambles at the roulette wheel and a 200-year-old vase sets an auction record. Also: a list of the top-selling artists of 2008.
Antiquities & the Responsible Collector(12/11/08) Editor’s Note: The high interest in New World collectibles has predictably led to illicit trade in them. Attitudes toward raiding a country’s cultural artifacts have changed. What are the responsibilities of dealers and collectors?
Verdict Puts Squeeze on O.J. Collectibles(12/11/08)
Editor’s Note: Has the market for O.J. Simpson collectibles disappeared since his recent conviction on 12 felony counts? Or will there always be interest in this fallen sports hero?
The Collectibles of Kwanzaa(12/9/08) Kwanzaa— the weeklong holiday celebrating African heritage—comes from the Swahili phrase matunda ya kwanza “first fruits” and is a source of craft collectibles now.