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  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

The Auction that Launched the Antiques Trade

The antiques business began in July, 1886. At least, that’s the claim made by author Jonathan Gash in his book “Paid and Loving Eyes” (Penguin, […]

  • Aug 24 2013
  • 24 Aug 2013

Traditional Furniture Dimensions: Will It Fit in Today’s Life?

Assume for a minute that you have found an interesting piece of older or antique furniture that looks like it might do quite nicely in […]

  • Aug 15 2013
  • 15 Aug 2013

Illuminating Antique Furniture: Let There Be Light… with Caution

Have you ever stopped to think how important light is to your antique furniture? A good place to start is the fact that without the […]

  • Aug 12 2013
  • 12 Aug 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Chance is a Scarce Commodity in the Antiques World

NOTE: While this “Rinker on Collectibles” Questions and Answers column focuses only on one question, the information and principals discussed in the second half of […]

  • Jul 30 2013
  • 30 Jul 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Corey Daniels Gallery

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis stops along busy U.S.-1 in Wells, Maine, and has a conversation with gallery owner Corey Daniels […]

  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Polar King Icebox, Howdy Doody Figurines, Sears Catalog

QUESTION: I own a Leonard’s Polar King icebox, probably made in the 1920s or 1930s. The outside and inside are in good shape. A label […]

  • Jul 9 2013
  • 9 Jul 2013

Chinese Qianlong Celadon Jade Censer to Pace Crescent City Auction

NEW ORLEANS – An 18th-century Chinese Qianlong celadon jade censer with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000 and items from the living estate of iconic New […]

  • Jul 8 2013
  • 8 Jul 2013

And Now for the Bad News: When Your Family Heirloom Isn’t a Treasure

Life is full of little disappointments, especially these days. One of the ways that disappointment shows itself is when I have to disclose to inquiring […]

  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by […]

  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Best Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps

Which of these five classic Mid-Century Modern pendant lights would you prefer? It’s a trick question because the answer will depends on style of the […]