• 19
    Feb

Auction of Civil War Items and Reenactment of the Battle of Okolona Slated for Feb. 22

[caption id="attachment_2518763" align="alignleft" width="289"] A reenactment of the Battle of Okolona in Mississippi—a victory for the Confederates in 1864 and one that stemmed the tide of advancing Union forces—will be part of a three-day slate of activities that will include an on-site auction to be held Feb. 22 in Okolona by Stevens Auction Company. This past October, Stevens...

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  • 19
    Feb

Items from Dinosaur Fossils to Rock ‘N’ Roll Memorabilia Offered at Philip Weiss Sale

[caption id="attachment_2518774" align="alignright" width="178"] For Beatles memorabilia, it doesn't get much better than George Harrison's personal fur coat.[/caption] LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A record album signed by Lou Reed and Andy Warhol, a fur coat owned and worn by George Harrison, an 1812 British presentation sword with scabbard, the original Groucho Marx secret-word duck from the TV show “You...

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  • 19
    Feb

Thomas Webb & Sons Cameo Glass Vase Expected to Shine at A.B. Levy’s Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518787" align="alignright" width="141"] This white and blue cameo glass vase, made by Thomas Webb & Sons and stamped Tiffany & Co. that was featured in the book “English Cameo Glass” is expected to realized between $20,000 and 30,000 in an antiques, fine art & jewels auction scheduled to be hosted by A.B. Levy’s on Feb. 23-24.[/caption] WEST...

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  • 19
    Feb

Fine Art, Design, Orientalia, and Clocks on the Block at Hess Fine Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2518757" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This 14th-century Chinese Yuan Dynasty scroll by the literati artist Zhao Zi Yong should realize $20,000-$25,000 in an auction of rare and highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more slated for Saturday, Feb. 22, by Hess Fine Auctions.[/caption] ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – More than 125 lots of rare...

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  • 19
    Feb

LiveAuctioneers Wraps 2013 with Industry Leading Results, 70-Percent Traffic Increase

[caption id="attachment_2518751" align="alignright" width="210"] This pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain shallow bowls, with reign marks, for $196,800 sold on Feb. 19, 2013 by William H. Bunch via LiveAuctioneers. (Photo: LiveAuctioneers and William H. Bunch Auctions & Appraisals)[/caption] NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers, the world’s most trusted Internet live-bidding platform for fine art, antiques and collectibles, recorded its...

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  • 19
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/19/2014

[caption id="attachment_2518813" align="alignleft" width="351"] New Warriors #1 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$18)[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online...

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  • 18
    Feb

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Doulton Copy, B. David Jewelry

[caption id="attachment_2518721" align="alignleft" width="300"] This Royal Doulton "Lavinia" figurine has a lack of detail in the mark and an overly large vent hole—both hallmarks of a Doulton copy or fake.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a Royal Doulton “Lavinia” figure that I received from my grandmother. The logo on the bottom does not match the logo I found on websites...

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  • 18
    Feb

Jenny Lind Beds: Jenny Didn’t Really Sleep Here

[caption id="attachment_2518668" align="alignleft" width="159"] The bed on top is generally called a Jenny Lind bed, but the bottom bed is the true example of the form.[/caption] A lot of curious and spurious information has polluted the modern vocabulary of antique furniture in the last 100 years. Some of this was done inadvertently, some through ignorance promulgated by people...

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  • 17
    Feb

New Ivory Ban to Prove Problematic for Executors, Dealers & Collectors

[caption id="attachment_2518729" align="aligncenter" width="480"] This 1898 Martin O-42 has an ivory bridge and an ivory-bound top & back. With age documentation, it is saleable in-state.[/caption] In February of last year, armed wardens of the California Department of Fish and Game descended on an auction preview hosted by Slawinski Auction Company. The wardens seized 40 lots of ivory with...

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  • 17
    Feb

These Early Steiff Treasures Have a Presidential Seal of Approval

[caption id="attachment_2518709" align="alignright" width="391"] Richard Steiff, the inventor of the "Teddy" bear. He looks a little like Teddy Roosevelt, doesn't he?[/caption] With today being the President’s Day holiday, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at Oval Office-inspired Steiff creations from the turn of last century. It is puzzling to think why, in the early...

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