Found 45 articles matching Estates category.
  • Oct 22 2013
  • 22 Oct 2013

Estate Executors’ Headaches: What to do with Upholstered Furniture

Writer Amy Gale, in her book “Shows, Shops, & Auctions: Essays on the Antiques Trade,” recounts a tale of London surgeon Samuel Sharp, traveling in […]

  • Oct 15 2013
  • 15 Oct 2013

‘Youngest Picker’ Connor McCrory’s Inaugural Estate Sale Deemed a Success

LA CAÑADA, Calif. – Connor McCrory’s first foray into the estate sales business was deemed a great success, earning praise from the executor of the […]

  • Oct 2 2013
  • 2 Oct 2013

‘Youngest Picker’ to Launch Estate Sales Company with Southern California Sale

Just about every 8-year-old can tell you what he or she wants to be when they grow up: a nurse, a teacher, a veterinarian, a […]

  • Oct 2 2013
  • 2 Oct 2013

‘Youngest Picker’ to Launch Estate Sales Company with Southern California Sale

Just about every 8-year-old can tell you what he or she wants to be when they grow up: a nurse, a teacher, a veterinarian, a […]

  • Sep 25 2013
  • 25 Sep 2013

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Liquidating Tangible Personal Property

Pop quiz for executors: what estate settlement task will take up most of your time, cause you the most aggravation, and return the smallest amount […]

  • Sep 6 2013
  • 6 Sep 2013

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Shelves and Shelves Full of Books

From the time I was a college student, I’ve been a collector of books. Well, not a collector exactly; more like an accumulator. Over the […]

  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

The Auction that Launched the Antiques Trade

The antiques business began in July, 1886. At least, that’s the claim made by author Jonathan Gash in his book “Paid and Loving Eyes” (Penguin, […]

  • Aug 2 2013
  • 2 Aug 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Connor McCrory, the 8-Year-Old Picking Prodigy

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis has a delightful conversation with 8-year-old Connor McCrory, who is a prodigy picker. Having a passion […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Antique & Collectible Hand Tools often make for Estate Sale Windfalls

The big white canopy tent was erected overnight. It sat on the parking lot of a shopping mall, close to the highway. Attached was a […]

  • Jul 1 2013
  • 1 Jul 2013

How to Sell Your Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Items

Most antique dealers and collectors find that there comes a point when the need arises to sell a few items. There is also household downsizing […]