• 12
    May

Seven Tips for Surviving Brimfield (or any other Large Antiques Festival)

[caption id="attachment_2520170" align="alignleft" width="300"] The first of the three annual Brimfield antique shows get underway this week along a one-mile stretch of Route 20 in Massachusetts[/caption] The first of the three annual Brimfield antique shows gets underway this week along Route 20 in Massachusetts, and there will doubtless be many newbies attending this year's events. We thought it...

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  • 9
    May

Auction Report: LeRoy Neiman Art-on-Baseballs Collection for Sale

[caption id="attachment_2520156" align="aligncenter" width="188"] A collection of 129 baseballs in which LeRoy Neiman draw various athletes and entertainers, including this one of Mickey Mantle, are up for sale at Heritage Auctions.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520157" align="aligncenter" width="194"] Hockey great Bobby Orr has a baseball, too.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520158" align="aligncenter" width="192"] As does tennis great Billy Jean King.[/caption] In 1978, LeRoy Neiman—known...

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  • 7
    May

Mom’s Mother’s Day Gift to Her Children: The ‘Who Gets What’ Discussion

. “When I’m gone,” said Mom about a year ago, “I want you each to have back the gifts you’ve given me over the years. I’ve marked them all with a sticker on the bottom.” My siblings and I shot quick glances at each other; we hadn’t expected this. We had gathered at Mom’s for our annual Mother’s...

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  • 6
    May

Mother’s Day, Moms and Tattoos: An American Tradition

[caption id="attachment_2520117" align="aligncenter" width="582"] Whether you call her Mom, Mum of even Little Mama, would you consider getting a “mom tattoo” as a Mother’s Day gift for your mom?[/caption] As Mother’s Day approaches, and sons and daughters are considering what to get Mom as a gift, many will decide that the perfect gift for the woman who gave...

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  • 1
    May

Auction Roundup: Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Manuscript could Realize $2 Million

[caption id="attachment_2520060" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The pages are a working draft of Bob Dylan’s 1965 song “Like a Rolling Stone,” one of the most popular rock ’n’ roll songs of all time. The manuscript, in Dylan’s hand, will come up for auction on June 24 at Sotheby’s in New York. It could realize an estimated $1 million to $2...

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  • 1
    May

28-Carat Kashmir Sapphire sets Price-Per-Carat Record at Sotheby’s Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520107" align="alignright" width="244"] This exceptional, 28.18-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 on April 29 at Sotheby’s, setting a new world auction record price per carat for any sapphire. The final gavel price works out to works out to $180,731 per carat.[/caption] NEW YORK – An exceptional, Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000...

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  • 1
    May

Great Finds: Rare Babe Ruth Poster Found in Wall of Demolished House

[caption id="attachment_2520089" align="aligncenter" width="243"] This 14- by 22-inch poster is believed to be the only surviving poster from a scheduled exhibition game featuring Ruth at Lexington Park in St. Paul, Minn., on June 16, 1926. (Photo: Heritage Auctions)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520090" align="aligncenter" width="285"] Babe Ruth, who played his first Major League baseball game 100 years ago this summer, continues...

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  • 30
    Apr

Never Pay Retail Again: 10 Tips to become a Savvy Estate Sale Shopper

[caption id="attachment_2520050" align="aligncenter" width="566"] If you think about it, a local garage sale is usually just the stuff around the house someone no longer wants and not the entire contents of a house, as found at an estate sale.[/caption] Looking for something rare, collectible and maybe one of kind? Visit a local estate sale. According to EstateSales.net, there...

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  • 30
    Apr

Great Finds: A Doorstop in England turns out to be Carved Chinese Pot Worth £150K

[caption id="attachment_2520087" align="alignright" width="300"] A Chinese pot made from rare Zikan wood sold for £150,000 ($207,000) at Sworders auction house in England during a special Chinese Asian Arts Sale. The woman who owed the pot had used it as doorstop for the last 40 years. (Photo: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers)[/caption] Quick, go check your doorstops. A woman in...

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  • 28
    Apr

Former NFL Head Coach Jerry Glanville to Offer Football, Racing Collectibles in Living Estate Sale

[caption id="attachment_2520033" align="alignright" width="254"] Former head NFL coach and NASCAR owner and driver Jerry Glanville will be holding a living estate sale on May 15-17 at his lake house in Dawsonville, Ga.[/caption] ATLANTA – Jerry Glanville, the former head NFL coach and NASCAR owner and driver, will be holding a living estate sale on May 15-17 at his...

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