• 7
    Mar

Wang Hing: Discovering the True Identity of a Silversmithing Genius

宏興: 發現一個天才的真正身份 The 1842 Treaty of Nanking became the catalyst for many changes in Canton; not only had a new order had been established in the China Trade itself but Chinese Export Silver went through a rapid metamorphosis. What had been faithful high-quality copies of the neo-classical Georgian style were transformed into overtly traditional Chinese […]

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  • 7
    Mar

Rare Cuban Baseball Card Set and Ephemera Leads in Hake’s Online Auction

YORK, Pa. – With an immense array of items that fall under one of two headings: either “I had one of those!” or “I’ve never seen that before – anywhere!” Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has opened the bidding on its Auction #211, with one particular lot—a complete set of Cuban baseball cards from the 1920s—expected […]

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  • 6
    Mar

Rare, Beautiful Examples of Early Glass, Flasks and Bottles Up in Heckler’s Online Sale

WOODSTOCK, Conn. – Nearly 100 examples of exceptional glass items will be up for bid in a compact but potent online sale to be hosted by Norman C. Heckler & Company, beginning March 17 and ending March 26. “This won’t be our biggest sale ever, but I’m extremely pleased with the quality and rarity of […]

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  • 6
    Mar

Extremely Rare 1891 Coca-Cola Calendar to Draw Attention at Philip Weiss Auction

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An extremely rare Coca-Cola wall calendar from 1891—the first year Coke began making calendars and possibly the only surviving example in existence—plus other turn-of-the-century Coca-Cola items, will be part of an eclectic auction scheduled for Saturday, March 15, by Philip Weiss Auctions. The auction will also feature Part 1 of the John […]

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  • 6
    Mar

Works by De Kooning, Chinese & Asian Antiques to Headline Elite Decorative Arts Sale

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works by major listed artists such as Willem de Kooning, Chaim Soutine and Angel Botello, plus Chinese objects and other Asian antiques will headline an estates auction slated for Saturday, March 15, by Elite Decorative Arts, at the firm’s gallery in the Quantum Town Center, at 1034 Gateway Blvd. here […]

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  • 6
    Mar

U.S. & Worldwide Bank Notes, Scripophily, Security Printing to be Auctioned

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,000 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera will be sold in an auction planned for Tuesday, March 11, by Archives International Auctions, live at its offices in Fort Lee, and with live or absentee Internet bidding. Offered will be additional […]

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  • 5
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/05/2014

New Comics Roundup This week kicks off with a new Dark Horse series about a mysterious woman written by Greg Rucka, continues with the story of an aging space hero by Mark Millar, and then plucks a genetically modified soldier from across the pond and drops him at IDW. There’s also a serious conspiracy story […]

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  • 5
    Mar

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Art of Master Carver John Haley Bellamy

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with author Jim Craig for a fascinating discussion of the finest American eagle carver of all time, John Haley Bellamy. The upcoming Portsmouth, N.H., Historical Society’s exhibition titled Bold & Brash: The Art of John Haley Bellamy is from slated to run from April 4 […]

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  • 5
    Mar

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1960s S. Salvadori Metal End Table Lamp

QUESTION: I own a gilded/painted table lamp which I rescued from a basement in Conshohocken, Pa. It has a stepped pedestal base. The standard features a basket of metal flowers and foliage, some in gilt and others painted. A tag reads: “Made in Italy / S. Salvadori / Firenze.” I love the lamp. What can […]

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  • 5
    Mar

Ask a Worthologist: Franklin Mint’s Limited Edition Pavlova Wine Glasses

WorthPoint subscriber Jessica A. loves yard sales and began visiting them years ago as a university student in need of cheap household items. Now, she goes for decorator items for her home. Recently, she came across a set of crystal stemware that she thinks might be quite valuable. She e-mailed us via WorthPoint’s Ask a […]

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