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Looking to Sell Your Hollywood Collectibles? Then we’ve got an Auction for You (6/27/14)
A Dorothy “test” dress and pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz” is expected to lead the Bonhams/TCM “No Place Like Hollywood” auction, scheduled for November, with a presale estimate of $200,000 to 300,000. (Photo: Bonhams)Last year’s Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies’ “What Dreams are Made of”auction drew more than 700 bidders who bought a … More >>


Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice (6/25/14)
If you are not a circus memorabilia enthusiast, you probably donUnless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector … More >>


The Postcard Time Machine: Using Postcards Creatively (6/24/14)
Pick out some postcards that touch on the interests of each family member, such as fishing, a love of clowns or television shows. Decide how you want to lay them out in a pleasing manner, taking into account color, subject and balance.“Gee, these old postcards are cool—but I’m not really a collector,” say several of my friends. Some tell me that … More >>


Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing? (6/20/14)
Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Brother Arnold on Shaker Furniture and History (6/16/14)
An example of a Shaker chair.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, we are honored to host one of the three surviving Shakers, Brother … More >>


Prospecting and the Evolution of Rookie Card Collecting (6/10/14)
A rookie card used to be easy to identify. This 1952 Topps card is Mickey MantleCollecting baseball cards of your favorite rookie players has changed drastically over the last several years. Today, a player’s first … More >>


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 >>


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