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Jacqueline Kennedy Letters Pulled from Auction Raises Questions of Ethics, History (6/9/14)
Photographs and transcripts of these letters, written by Jacqueline Kennedy from 1950 to 1964, appeared in The Boston Globe on May 13, 2014. (Photo: SheppardWhen published lots are abruptly taken off the auction block, there is usually controversy involved. That is certainly true of … More >>


Chinese Export Silver and the Enlightened Renaissance (6/5/14)
The Empress Dowager Cixi led China through a cultural and artistic renaissance.Chinese Export Silver always adapted to the realities of Chinese history. It was, after all, a product of that history, … More >>


Gomez Addams was the Original ‘Mantiques’ Collector (6/4/14)
Was Gomez Addams the ultimate mantiques collector? A hookah is certainly a legitimate mantique.After talking with Eric Bradley—the author of the newly released book “Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff”—last week about … More >>


‘Mantiques’ Book Brings Manly Collecting out of the Mancave and into the Mainstream (5/29/14)
MantiquesThe term “antiques” used to elicit images of silver tea sets and Edwardian sideboards and even that “priceless Ming vaaase.” … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Michael Jefferson on 20th-Century Carpets (5/27/14)
In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I speak with Michael Jefferson of Wright Auctions, who dives into a … More >>


Vintage Circus Poster Stamps Unveiled at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla. (5/26/14)
Sheet of stampsIn true circus style, clowns, a ringmaster and music from a 120-year-old Bell Wagon—all provided by Ringling Bros. and Barnum … More >>


Back-Issue Roundup: Original Art of Wolverine’s First Appearance Nets $657,000 (5/23/14)
Inc Hulk 180 Wolvie pageIt’s happened again! With a new X-men film opening in theaters everywhere this weekend, prices on X-Men back issues have … More >>


T’ou Sè Wè Orphanage was the Birthplace of Chinese Modern Creative Arts (5/22/14)
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.comThat a Jesuit orphanage and school in Shanghai founded in the 19th century should be the cradle of modern creative … More >>


Where’s Will? WorthPoint CEO Braves the Rain to Browse Brimfield (5/20/14)
standing puddlesThose who braved Brimfield on Friday were prepared for the rainy weather, with ponchos and umbrellas and shoes they didn’t … More >>


LeRoy Neiman’s Marilyn Monroe Portrait on DiMaggio-Signed Baseball Nets $96,000 (5/20/14)
marylinI met Joe DiMaggio once, when I was 17. A friend of mine was DiMaggio’s third cousin, twice-removed or something … More >>


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