• Jul 2 2008
    • 2 Jul 2008

    Collected News June 30 Update

    A Warhol lawsuit shares the news with a Warhol celebrity portrait for sale, a French art dealer is exposed as a smuggler and part of a recent Impressionist armed robbery, Chinese Olympic collectibles hit the market and family heirlooms turn prized antiques into a reason for therapy in today’s collected news of late.

    Warhol for Charity

    • Jun 30 2008
    • 30 Jun 2008

    Antiques And Collections July 1

    We’re heading into the thick of summer, but that doesn’t mean missing an opportunity to add to your collection. Slip your laptop into your canvas tote bag with your summer vacation reading. That way you can Web surf antiques and collectibles sites from poolside or the porch.

    Saturday, July 12: Silver and Photography

    • Jun 30 2008
    • 30 Jun 2008

    Mark’s HR 3221

    Controversial Housing Bill Includes Provision to Tax E-Commerce

    While both houses of Congress have been working with dispatch to pass a massive 630-page bill to aid homeowners facing mortgage default, on June 25, an amendment was slipped into the bill that would have a marked impact on Internet commerce for collectibles, antiques and small businesses.

    • Jun 29 2008
    • 29 Jun 2008

    News 6-27-08

    Recent news saw a record for Impressionist art, a Las Vegas collectibles convention on the heels of the sale of a $1 casino chip for $29,000, a life preserver from the Titanic selling for $68,500 and soaring prices for midcentury furniture. Gear belonging to Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson will be auctioned at Yankee Stadium, and the U.S.

    • Jun 29 2008
    • 29 Jun 2008

    Hunting and Gathering 6-24

    It’s an interesting week for antiques and collectibles as many auction houses are taking the week off and regrouping. But if you need a bargain-hunting fix, take a look at my Summer Blow Out Sales.

    June20-25: American and English Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Decorations
    iGavel

    • Jun 29 2008
    • 29 Jun 2008

    Bratner How to Trade

    With the spring season coming to an end, there is no better time to do some cleaning of your baseball-card collection. Admit it, you have a few cards that you don’t like, don’t want and don’t need. Remember, the best collections are the ones that are focused and organized so the occasional spring-cleaning is necessary for the appearance of your set.

    • Jun 29 2008
    • 29 Jun 2008

    Kent celebration

    Editor’s Note: Are your artworks, antiques and collectibles trapped in seclusion or piled in the corner like junk mail? If you need help displaying your collection, send us your questions, and let our Worthologist, Christopher Kent, help you resolve the problem.

    • Jun 28 2008
    • 28 Jun 2008

    Shuman eclectic coded

    When asked, “What antiques do you collect?” I usually reply, “I am an eclectic collector.” Instead of limiting myself to one area, I study multiple but distinct categories of art and antiques. I’ve always thought that limiting your scope, as a collector, is depriving yourself of the beauty and histories of the hundreds of primitive, medieval and even modern cultures of our civilization.

    • Jun 28 2008
    • 28 Jun 2008

    Bobbleheads coded

    At ballparks throughout the country, bobblehead collectibles are given out to fans who show up early. For instance, this year the Houston Astros will be giving out baseball bobbleheads of two local legends, Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell.

    • Jun 28 2008
    • 28 Jun 2008

    Mileage

    Astronomical gas prices are slamming businesses across the board including antiques and collectibles shops. As of July 1, 2008 through the end of the year, the IRS is giving a little tax relief by increasing deductible mileage rates.