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  • Jul 1 2014
  • 1 Jul 2014

My First eBay Sale Reunites ’70s Aloha Shirt with the Man who made it

Sometimes, in my capacity as a writer, I stumble across little bits of information that make for a great story. The trick is to recognize […]

  • Jun 28 2014
  • 28 Jun 2014

Auction Buyer Beware: Ivory Hazardous to Your Financial Health

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently released a 40-page report titled “Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions […]

  • Jun 28 2014
  • 28 Jun 2014

The Influence of the Triads on the Decorative Arts in China

Incongruous as it may seem, the tumultuous changes in the social order in China and Hong Kong in the early 20th century would probably not […]

  • Jun 27 2014
  • 27 Jun 2014

Looking to Sell Your Hollywood Collectibles? Then we’ve got an Auction for You

Last year’s Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies’ “What Dreams are Made of”auction drew more than 700 bidders who bought a wide array of movie memorabilia […]

  • Jun 25 2014
  • 25 Jun 2014

Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice

Unless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector can rarely identify what it […]

  • Jun 24 2014
  • 24 Jun 2014

The Postcard Time Machine: Using Postcards Creatively

“Gee, these old postcards are cool—but I’m not really a collector,” say several of my friends. Some tell me that they have a few old […]

  • Jun 20 2014
  • 20 Jun 2014

Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing?

The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to be exact. The calculations going […]

  • Jun 10 2014
  • 10 Jun 2014

Prospecting and the Evolution of Rookie Card Collecting

Collecting baseball cards of your favorite rookie players has changed drastically over the last several years. Today, a player’s first officially licensed trading card may […]

  • Jun 9 2014
  • 9 Jun 2014

Jacqueline Kennedy Letters Pulled from Auction Raises Questions of Ethics, History

When published lots are abruptly taken off the auction block, there is usually controversy involved. That is certainly true of a recent cancellation that involved […]

  • Jun 5 2014
  • 5 Jun 2014

Chinese Export Silver and the Enlightened Renaissance

Chinese Export Silver always adapted to the realities of Chinese history. It was, after all, a product of that history, as such, that it has […]