• 26
    Feb

Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Frankart Collections to Lead Ahlers & Ogletree Sale

ATLANTA – A two-day auction featuring an impressive single-owner collection of Mid-Century Modern, plus wonderful Asian antiques, fine art from names such as Louis Icart and Andy Warhol, many pieces of highly collectible Frankart and even a woolly mammoth tusk will be held March 15-16 by Ahlers & Ogletree. The March 15 session will focus […]

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  • 26
    Feb

Gordon S. Converse to Host Inaugural Auction at Its New Gallery Facility in Malvern, Pa.

MALVERN, Pa. – Gordon S. Converse & Company will “march forth” into the New Year with a March 4 auction scheduled for its new gallery located at 57 West Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, situated between Routes 29 and 401 and not far from the People’s Light & Theater Company, where the firm had been holding […]

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  • 26
    Feb

Borro offers Short-Term Asset Loans on High-End Art, Jewelry, Luxury Autos

For owners of high-end art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and even luxury automobiles in need of fast cash, there is now a way to tap into some of those items’ value without having sell or auction it. Borro.com enables its clients to use their personal assets—the aforementioned antiques and such—to secure a loan quickly and quietly. […]

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  • 26
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/26/2014

New Comics Roundup The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes (I’m not crazy about the new look) and a new writer in James Robinson. And, as always, there’re plenty of variants (that you don’t need). Also, watch for two new Image series with guys holding guns on the cover. Lois Lane […]

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  • 25
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: A 21st-Century Perspective on Collector Value

The antiques and collectibles trade utilizes three basic monetary values—collector, decorator and reuse. Each value is complex, breaking into four or more subcategories. Antiques and collectibles value is relative—not just in terms of time, place, and the desires and prejudices of the participants involved in the buy-sell process, but also in respect to the primary […]

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  • 25
    Feb

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Richard Wright on the Harry Bertoia Exhibit

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, Martin Willis speaks with Richard Wright of Wright20 about his new New York City location hosting the Harry Bertoia Exhibition, as well as the life and works of Bertoia, from his famous diamond chairs to installations and highly regarded sounding sculptures. Listen here: Martin Willis is Worthologist, […]

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  • 25
    Feb

Combining Chinese Export Silver with other Metals was Rare, but Beautiful

中國出口銀器也玩重金屬 It would be perfectly logical to expect Chinese Export Silver to be exactly what it says on the can; silver made for the export market in mind. The art of silversmithing is, after all, a very exacting and particular skill. To discover examples of this quite unique silver category that combine other metals—copper, in […]

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  • 25
    Feb

It’s Got a Good Beat and You can Dance to It: ‘American Bandstand’ Collectibles

Promotional merchandise has become such a part of American media marketing that many new movies launch simultaneously with a merchandising push. Disney is a master of such promotion, along with Lucasfilms and Pixar. Most of the merchandise comes and goes quickly, but dolls representing cultural and pop icons linger on year after year, moving from […]

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  • 24
    Feb

Stolen-Art Recovery Services: When Do Finder’s Fees Become Blackmail?

The Art Loss Register, a for-profit company that calls itself the “world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art,” has evolved over the years into the de facto authority when it comes to successful art recovery. As reported in the New York Times last September, the ALR helps fill a “gaping void”—billions of dollars’ […]

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  • 24
    Feb

Iconic Sports Memorabilia Reach Impressive Numbers at Platinum Night Auction

This past weekend concluded one of the highest profile sports collectibles auctions in recent years. Held in New York City and hosted by Heritage Auctions, the Sports Collectibles Platinum Night Auction event featured historic collectibles tied to some of the biggest names in sports. In total, 143 different lots closed with the staggering total of […]

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