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  • Jan 4 2013
  • 4 Jan 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Colleene Fesko on the Cape Ann School

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Colleene Fesko, who is frequently seen on the hit PBS television […]

  • Nov 14 2011
  • 14 Nov 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Starving Artist’ Paintings

The 14th item in this series of Unloved Antiques is really more decorative arts than antique, but we get a huge number of requests for information […]

  • Feb 7 2011
  • 7 Feb 2011

Identifying Historical Fire Brigade Buckets Painted by ‘The Borden Limner’

I came from a town right outside of a small New Hampshire historical harbor city, Portsmouth. It was first settled in 1630 and has wonderful […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Maritime Art Collecting

The greatest expansion of maritime trade, and perhaps the greatest output of steam and sailing ships, occurred between 1850 and 1920. Coincidentally, this period is […]

  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

Buying into the Hype: Trophy Antiques and Collectibles

The concept of a trophy wife is an ancient one. Bathsheba and Cleopatra are examples. A 1950 issue of The Economist magazine called attention to […]

  • Sep 2 2009
  • 2 Sep 2009

Simple Tips Can Help You Salvage Keepsakes After a Fire

A fire can have devastating effects for anyone. Now, imagine your collection of art, antiques or collectibles suffering through a fire. A horrible thought. While […]

  • Jul 28 2009
  • 28 Jul 2009

Bugs with an Eye for Art: Insects Can Destroy Art and Antique Treasures

I have had customers come to me with oil painting on which they recently noticed small holes developing near the edges of the canvas and […]

  • Jul 13 2009
  • 13 Jul 2009

Reversing the Effects of Time: What to do with Damaged Art and Antiques

Q – I have several old oil paintings that have been in my family for years. They have become discolored and the paint is beginning […]

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Ernest Montaut: A Collectible Automobilia Artist

Not too many years ago the automobile was considered the work of madmen, determined to corrupt the morals of our society, not to mention upset the enterprise of the blacksmith, the horse breeder and the harness maker. (They weren’t far from the truth.) It is difficult for the current generation to understand how the automobile caught the world’s imagination.

  • Sep 8 2008
  • 8 Sep 2008

Illustrator: Aubrey Vincent Beardsley 1872-1898

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was born in Brighton on 21 August 1872 and early showed artistic ability, acting and playing in concerts with his sister Mabel […]