Found 283 articles matching Feature Articles category.
  • Oct 13 2009
  • 13 Oct 2009

Anatomy of an Auction – The Auctioneer’s Percentage

QUESTION: If I sell some of my collectibles at auction, what percentage should I expect to pay an auctioneer? – Marti, via email ANSWER: The […]

  • Oct 7 2009
  • 7 Oct 2009

Some Circus Photos are Worth a Thousand Bucks

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When it’s a circus photo, it can sometimes be worth a thousand dollars . . . […]

  • Oct 7 2009
  • 7 Oct 2009

Regular Maintenance for Antique Furniture – a List of ‘Don’t Do’s’

I hope that you caught my suggestions last time on the “common sense little stuff” that you SHOULD do to prevent your having to spend […]

  • Oct 7 2009
  • 7 Oct 2009

This Week in Geek 10/07/09

I have to take a moment here to eat some crow. Not too long ago I was responsible for a lot of yelling and screaming […]

  • Sep 29 2009
  • 29 Sep 2009

Collecting the Omega Speedmaster is All About the Details

I have been a collector and a dealer in watches for more than 35 years. It is said that collecting watches is about the details. […]

  • Sep 23 2009
  • 23 Sep 2009

Tells Give Away ‘Not Quite Authentic’ Antique Scrimshaw

I recently acquired a scrimshawed whale tooth, knowing full-well that it was NOT an antique, despite the scribed date of 1859. I made my original […]

  • Sep 22 2009
  • 22 Sep 2009

From Rock ‘N’ Roll to the Circus: Feld Follows the Path of P.T. Barnum

Collectors of circus memorabilia do just that—collect items from circuses past and present. However, there are some items that are not circus at all, but […]

  • Sep 22 2009
  • 22 Sep 2009

Regular Maintenance for Antique Furniture – a List of ‘Should Do’s’

Over the last 30 years of repairing and restoring antique and collectible furniture, many questions have come from my customers about the little things that […]

  • Sep 15 2009
  • 15 Sep 2009

Antique Furniture Marriage Proposal: How to Tell if Different Pieces Have Been Wed

Tall bookcase secretaries are very impressive, not to mention expensive, especially if they are old and in great condition. The same goes for those wonderful […]

  • Sep 14 2009
  • 14 Sep 2009

Jump Into Collecting Books: Investing in Modern and Current First Editions

If you are looking for an investment you can enjoy on a rainy day is relatively easy to get into and doesn’t require a broker […]