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Season’s Greetings from WorthPoint(12/11/08)
Share the joy of the season with friends and family, near and far, by sending them this holiday video card from WorthPoint. The fabulous glass ornaments are shown courtesy of Pismo Fine Art Glass in Denver, Co. Just copy this URL, http://www.worthpoint.com/video/seasons-greeting-worthpoint, into an e-mail going to your relatives or friends.
Collecting Art Deco(12/11/08)
Is art collecting only for the rich and famous? Absolutely not, says Amy Sopkovich of Deco Haus. She explains how to start an Art Deco collection on a budget. Dan Borsey talked with Amy at the New York Pier Antiques Show in November 2008.
Reporter- Dan Borsey
Videographer and editor- Matt Kohn
Vibrant red colors and lava glazes are signature features of Germany pottery from the 1960s and 1970s. Dan Borsey talks with Robert Grano, who specializes in Germany pottery, at the New York Pier Antiques Show in November 2008.
Reporter- Dan Borsey Videographer
Editor- Matt Kohn
Nights Light Up with Antique Menorahs(12/10/08) Each winter, the Jewish holiday Hanukkah is celebrated for eight nights. Also called the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is in remembrance of the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C. After the Jews reclaimed the temple, there was only enough oil to light the temple menorah for one night, yet the oil miraculously lasted eight nights until more oil could be prepared.
Auction Report: December 10, 2008(12/10/08) With most of our partner auction houses that specialize in fine art, antiques and collectibles going on hiatus for the holidays—and by the way, stay tuned, there are some great sales coming up after the first of the year—I turned to iGavel not as a last resort but, I admit this in all candor, to check them out for the first time.
The Joy of Christmas Ornaments(12/8/08)
Christmas is for collectors like no other holiday. While scores of antiques and collectibles categories have emerged—nutcrackers, snow globes, putz villages, pink aluminum trees from the 1950s—the quintessential Christmas collectible remains the ornament.
Auction Report: December 3, 2008(12/3/08) Since 1984, Pook and Pook Auctions in Downingtown, Pa., has conducted some of the most credible sales of antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. Ronald and Debra Pook, a husband-and-wife team, have committed themselves to a level of credibility second to none.
Peerless Time Machines(12/3/08)
Editor’s Note: Clocks are an important antiques and collectibles category. Mark Peer, a WorthPoint Worthologist, specializes in this great technological invention that can also be beautiful works of art.