• 3
    Nov

Contents of Missouri Antique Shop, Lifetime Collection Owners to Cross Auction Block

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The contents of the antique shop and items from the personal collection of Brad and Eunice Witt, including more than 300 lots of Victorian furniture, vintage French dolls, Babes in the Woods items, Yard Longs, Flow Blue, R.S. Prussia and more, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Nov. 14. “Brad […]

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  • 2
    Nov

Lifetime Collection of Folk Art Enthusiast Highlights Fall Masterpiece Auction

BUFORD, Ga. – A Fall Masterpiece Auction, featuring around 800 lots of self-taught art, Southern folk pottery, outsider art, African-American decorative arts, quilts, circus art, new discoveries, major collections and more, including the lifetime collection of prestigious folk art collector and early self-taught art pioneer Lynne Ingram, will be held Saturday, Nov. 7. About two-thirds […]

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  • 2
    Nov

Picasso, Dali among Works in Baterbys Auction that Benefits Aids Awareness

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 300 original and reproduction works of art by some of the greatest names in 20th century fine art—Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pierre Bonnard and others—will be sold alongside contemporary names like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Nicola Simbari and Gary Benfield at a live and Internet auction, and the […]

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  • 28
    Oct

Weekly News Roundup: October 26 to October 30

In art, antiques and collectibles news, we find one big diamond, a Sinatra diatribe and actress Charlene Theron committing a big oops. From The Associated Press: 32-carat diamond sells for $7.7M at NYC auction Leonore Annenberg, widow of “TV Guide” founder and billionaire Walter Annenberg, certainly knew how to celebrate her birthday. For her 90th […]

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  • 28
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/28/09

Be it a number grade from a well known grading service, a pedigree from an auction house or even a signature from a creator, there’s all kinds of factors that can add value to a comic book. One of the most dubious and hard to authenticate is the claim that a comic came from a […]

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  • 27
    Oct

Auction Report: Monumental Mahogany Front and Back Bar Brings Record Price

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A monumental mahogany Los Angeles model front and back bar and with an original matching liquor cabinet standing 24 feet long and standing 11 feet high, made around 1893 by Brunswick, Balke & Collender Co., soared to $302,500 at the living estate sale of Ron Wallace, a dedicated collector and the […]

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  • 27
    Oct

Auction Report: Vigorous Battle over Tiffany Sterling and Metal Salt & Pepper Shakers

FLAT ROCK, N.C. – A gorgeous pair of rare Tiffany sterling silver and mixed metals salt and pepper shakers, each piece standing 3 ¾ inches tall and in the flying crane décor, hammered for $4,000 to a determined bidder from New York City. The battle for the Tiffany shakers highlighted a multi-estate sale held in […]

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  • 27
    Oct

Auction Report: Cardboard Diorama Tops $5,000 at Petroliana & Advertising Sale

PEOTONE, Ill. – A dazzling cardboard diorama, advertising Mayo-Skinner Automatic Windshield Cleaner and graded 8.5 on a 1-10 scale for condition, sold for $5,060 at a Fall Peotone Petroliana & Advertising Auction held Oct. 16 in advance of the annual Fall Chicagoland Advertising Show in Peotone. “The diorama was just a great piece with great […]

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  • 26
    Oct

Collecting for Collecting Sake: Confessions of a Collector-Turned-Accumulator

Accumulator and collector are not synonymous. While there are some similarities, the differences far outweigh them. The accumulator and collector are committed to the joy of collecting. They are passionate and enthusiastic, bound by the act of collecting and not what they collected. There is no limit to or prejudice toward what is collected. Watermelon-theme […]

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  • 26
    Oct

Collecting Classic Horror Books—Tales that Scared Our Great-Great-Grandparents

“Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry ‘Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy’ ” Thus begins Christina Rossetti’s 1859 epic poem, “Goblin Market.” This tale of horror (first published in 1862) describes how two innocent girls are lured to near death by beastly goblins, who entice them with descriptions of exotic, forbidden […]

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