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  • Feb 9 2015
  • 9 Feb 2015

Evaluating an Antique American Piano Part One: Uprights – Finding a Diamond in the Rough

Old pianos are everywhere: in homes, institutions, churches and schools. Many of them are junk, but a fair number of them are marvelous instruments from […]

  • Feb 6 2015
  • 6 Feb 2015

Selling Your Gold: What You Should Know About the Process

As a professional independent appraiser, people have come to me over the years to sell their gold. During the consultation, I would sort their gold […]

  • Feb 2 2015
  • 2 Feb 2015

That ‘Doggone’ Rug: How Some Typos can be turned into Collectible Gold

There are times when attention to detail seems to have gone to the dogs. At least, that’s the opinion of Bob Gualtieri, the sheriff of […]

  • Jan 29 2015
  • 29 Jan 2015

A Look at Cincinnati Pottery Before There Was Rookwood

For most antique lovers, the Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati conjures up images of fine ceramics. Great decorators, combined with great glazes gave this art pottery […]

  • Jan 28 2015
  • 28 Jan 2015

Two-Week Window to Make a Profit on Overpriced Nintendo Handheld Game

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nintendo will be releasing a new revision of its popular 3DSXL handheld game console. Imaginatively titled the “new 3DSXL,” […]

  • Jan 27 2015
  • 27 Jan 2015

Comics Speculator: Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Could Push Up Values of Related Comics

No one knows how to shake up fans like Marvel Comics, and let me tell you: as a guy that hangs out at my local […]

  • Jan 25 2015
  • 25 Jan 2015

Telling an Angel from a Wolf: Evaluating Antique Violins

First created in Italy in 1555, the modern four-string bowed violin is arguably the world’s oldest continuously used musical instrument. It’s been played in every […]

  • Jan 22 2015
  • 22 Jan 2015

Digging on Antique Bottle: Start Your Collection with Glass Ink Pots

Many advanced collectors of early American glass bottles will tell you the category they first started collecting was ink bottles. Their diminutive size and alluring […]

  • Jan 21 2015
  • 21 Jan 2015

Dining with Antiques – The Mid-Century Ease of Pyrex Casseroles

As the growing interest in Mid-Century Modern collectibles continues to sweep through many parts of the U.S., furniture and decorative arts from the 1950s and […]

  • Jan 13 2015
  • 13 Jan 2015

The Opening of Paul Revere’s Time Capsule on the Antiques Auction Forum Podcast

In my most exciting historic podcast, I am on location at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for the Reveal Ceremony of the famed Paul […]