• 20
    Oct

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Presents Four Exhibitions with a Cincinnati Flavor

CINCINNATI – Eisele Gallery of Fine Art has pulled together an outstanding collection of over 750 original works of art with a common theme—the artists and/or subject matter that have strong ties to Cincinnati and the Northern Ohio region, which will open on Oct. 23 will be on display in the Gallery and online until Jan. 15, 2010...

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  • 19
    Oct

Canadian Art Dealer’s Purchase Is Lost Da Vinci Portrait

[caption id="attachment_248687" align="alignright" width="303" caption="This portrait of a young woman’s profile in chalk, pen and ink on vellum has been determined to be by Leonardo Da Vinci."][/caption] A Canadian art dealer bought a portrait for $19,000 two years ago has turned out to be a good investment, indeed, as the work has been determined to be a piece...

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  • 19
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Marian Yu Dolls, Scrappy & Margy Toy, Realistic Stereo Camera

QUESTION: I have two signed and numbered dolls designed by Marion Yu. The boy doll is #846 and the girl is #502. Each has a porcelain head and hands and stands 16 inches tall. The boy is dressed in a blue outfit, the girl in a pink outfit. I do not have the literature or boxes that came...

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  • 19
    Oct

Auction Report: Extremely Rare 1940 Gabel Kuro Jukebox Soars to Record $120,750

[caption id="attachment_2486849" align="alignright" width="295" caption="This extremely rare 1940 Gabel Kuro jukebox, one of only six known, sold for a world record $120,750 and was the top-selling item at a sale hosted by Hal Hunt Auctions on Oct. 3."][/caption] NORTHPORT, Ala. – An extremely rare 1940 Gabel Kuro jukebox—nicknamed “the last jukebox” and one of only six known—sold for...

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  • 19
    Oct

$8 Million in Furnishing from Famed Yellowstone Club to be Auctioned

[caption id="attachment_2486840" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="Eleven tractor trailers and $8 million worth of inventory from the Yellowstone Club in Montana will be sold Nov. 6-8 by Red Baron's in Atlanta."][/caption] ATLANTA – Eleven tractor trailers' worth of the finest and most fantastic furnishings from the world-famous Yellowstone Club in Montana—valued at roughly $8 million—is the expected highlight of a...

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  • 19
    Oct

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival Owners Consolidate Interest, Plan Upgrades

[caption id="attachment_2486903" align="alignright" width="220" caption="Alligators are never an endangered species in Larry Roberts’ booth of Florida souvenirs, memorabilia and collectibles at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival."][/caption] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – West Palm Beach Antiques Festival owners, Bill and Kay Puchstein, consolidated their ownership position of the show—the largest in Florida—by acquiring the partial interest formerly owned...

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  • 14
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/14/09

[caption id="attachment_2486810" align="alignright" width="185" caption="Wolvie Zombie"][/caption] It must be October because the Marvel Zombie Variants are back. All month Marvel will be releasing Zombified variants of several of their regular monthly titles. Most of the Variants seem to be shipping 1:10 so expect to see prices in the $7 to $10 range. The Marvel Zombies aren't the only...

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  • 13
    Oct

The Floundering of Antiques Shows: Eight Ways to Bring Customers Back

An Ohio reader’s e-mail begins: “As a soon to be 30-year dealer, I want to weigh in on (the issue of the death of antiques shows). Our area is currently watching the demise of one of its premier shows. It is not the dealers or buyers that are to blame. It is the show promoter. “An antiques show...

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  • 13
    Oct

Everyman’s Desk – The History of the Larkin Desk

[caption id="attachment_2486757" align="alignright" width="328" caption="This is the famous “Chautauqua” desk first offered by Larkin in the 1901 catalog for six certificates or as a premium for buying a $10 Combination Case of Larkin Soap products. Variations of this desk were offered into the early 1920s."] [/caption] The term "Larkin Desk" is a familiar one to most collectors and...

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  • 13
    Oct

Stevens Auction Co. to Host Pair of Estate Sales with a Southern Flair

[caption id="attachment_2486733" align="alignright" width="322" caption="Walnut Victorian marble-top parlor table attributed to Thomas Brooks (circa 1860) is one of the many items from Southern estates that will be up for sale on Oct. 17 and Oct. 31 by Stevens Auction Company."][/caption] ABERDEEN, Miss. – For collectors interested in redecorating with a Southern flair, October promises to offer some great...

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