• 26
    Feb

Chinese Export Silver Proves its Buoyancy at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518991" align="alignright" width="300"] This pair of Qianlong Chinese export silver gilt filigree vases and covers, unmarked, late 18th century, with ball finials to the domed covers, realized $40,600 to lead 13 pieces of Chinese Export Silver in an auction hosted by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury on Feb. 26, 2014.[/caption] NEWBURY, England – Thirteen individual lots of Chinese Export...

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  • 26
    Feb

Rare and Exceptional Weapons to be had in Julia’s March Firearms Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518885" align="aligncenter" width="491"] One of the expected top lots James D. Julia’s upcoming Firearms Auction, slated for on March 10-12, is lot #2008—an extraordinary cased brace of Colt Model 1860 Revolvers—that once firearms belonged to Spanish General Don Carlos Garcia Tassara. They carry a a pre-sale estimate of $250,000 to $350,000.[/caption] FAIRFIELD, Maine – James D. Julia,...

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  • 26
    Feb

Outstanding Native American Basket, Beadwork Collections to Headline Allard Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2518873" align="aligncenter" width="450"] This late 19th-century Germantown fine weave blanket with cross pattern, 54 inches by 79 inches, could up being the top lot at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix Auction slated for March 8-9 in Mesa, Ariz. It carries a pre-sale estimate of between $12,500 and $25,000.[/caption] MESA, Ariz. – Outstanding basket and beadwork collections, an...

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  • 26
    Feb

Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Frankart Collections to Lead Ahlers & Ogletree Sale

[caption id="attachment_2518866" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A fine collection of Art Deco Frankart lamps, figures and smoke stands will be part of a two-day auction set for March 15-16 to be hosted by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta.[/caption] ATLANTA – A two-day auction featuring an impressive single-owner collection of Mid-Century Modern, plus wonderful Asian antiques, fine art from names such...

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  • 26
    Feb

Gordon S. Converse to Host Inaugural Auction at Its New Gallery Facility in Malvern, Pa.

[caption id="attachment_2518858" align="aligncenter" width="480"] This Mid-Century Modern-style coffee table, titled “Space Station,” with a fitted kidney-shaped glass top and welded steel base will be among the period furniture sold in an upcoming Gordon S. Converse & Company auction scheduled for March at its new gallery located at 57 West Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pa.[/caption] MALVERN, Pa. – Gordon...

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  • 26
    Feb

Borro offers Short-Term Asset Loans on High-End Art, Jewelry, Luxury Autos

[caption id="attachment_2518960" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Among the items Borro.com has taken in as collateral for a personal asset loan is this Andy Warhol print of Moa and a Fender Telecaster guitar.[/caption] For owners of high-end art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and even luxury automobiles in need of fast cash, there is now a way to tap into some of those...

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  • 26
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/26/2014

[caption id="attachment_2519012" align="alignleft" width="404"] Fantastic Four #1 (Jerome Opena Variant), 1:50 ($10-$12). The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes and a new writer in James Robinson.[/caption] New Comics Roundup The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes (I’m not crazy about the new look) and a new writer in James Robinson....

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  • 25
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: A 21st-Century Perspective on Collector Value

[caption id="attachment_2518952" align="alignright" width="300"] A “View of the Erie Canal” Historical Staffordshire Creamer, circa 1824, sold for $600 in an Internet auction on May 18, 2008. Wonder who bought it; a collector of Staffordshire, a collector of the Erie Canal or some other collector for some other reason.[/caption] The antiques and collectibles trade utilizes three basic monetary values—collector,...

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  • 25
    Feb

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Richard Wright on the Harry Bertoia Exhibit

[caption id="attachment_2518921" align="aligncenter" width="511"] The Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright exhibit is being held at the Wright gallery in New York. This exhibition showcases select works from Wright’s history of selling Bertoia at auction, alongside works never before offered on the market.[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, Martin Willis speaks with Richard Wright...

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  • 25
    Feb

Combining Chinese Export Silver with other Metals was Rare, but Beautiful

中國出口銀器也玩重金屬 [caption id="attachment_2518976" align="aligncenter" width="571"] This bowl, made, circa 1890, by a Canton maker we only know as “C.L.,” incorporates copper in the shell of the crab, a rarity for Chinese Export Silver and an indication that it was commissioned.[/caption] It would be perfectly logical to expect Chinese Export Silver to be exactly what it says on the...

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