• 22
    Jan

Have an Ox-citing New Year

By Mark Jaffe While the economy may be dominated by talk of bulls and bears, when it comes to the Chinese New Year, which begins Jan. 26, it is the Year of the Ox. The ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work, and people born under this sign are truthful and […]

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  • 30
    Dec

‘Indiana’ Morgan: Hunting for Antiquities

As a boy, when Indiana farmers did their spring plowing, Rob Morgan would do some harvesting—his crop, Indian arrow points, turned up in the fields by the plow blade. That boyhood interest spread to Native American arts and crafts and to those made by early Central and South American indigenous people. “One of the great […]

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  • 16
    Dec

Antiquities Trade and the Responsible Collector

The trade in New World antiquities today is as robust as it has ever been, thanks in part to—what until recently—had been a healthy global economy. Quality pieces continue to bring high prices at auctions and shows, and New World art continues to be a solid investment vehicle for both collectors and institutions, with values […]

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  • 15
    Dec

Preserving a George Washington Centennial Ribbon

Even at 132 years old, George Washington could be better preserved, at least as he appears on this wonderfully preserved Jacquard silk ribbon from the 1876 Centennial Exposition. It was one of many antiques and collectibles evaluated by WorthPoint Worthologists at the “Treasures from the Attic” antiques and collectible show in Manassas, VA in March […]

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  • 30
    Oct

Ancient Illuminated Manuscripts

Ancient Illuminated Manuscripts

By Liz Holderman

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  • 19
    Mar

Indian Artifacts

American Indian items are bringing unbelievable prices these days, and most dealers are completely unaware of the breadth of this market.

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