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  • May 1 2013
  • 1 May 2013

Gold Alert: From Investing in Gold to Buying it over the Counter

As an appraiser often I am asked, “Should I invest in gold?” Let me go over the basics before you decide to invest in gold. […]

  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Diamond Wise: Facts You Should Know before You Buy or Sell that Engagement Ring

Buying and selling diamonds can be both easy and then complicated. Many believe that if you have a handle on the Four Cs—color, clarity, carat […]

  • Jun 8 2011
  • 8 Jun 2011

‘One of a Kind’ Watches from J.W. Packard Collection Highlights Timepieces Sale

Christie’s upcoming Sale of Important Watches, featuring exceedingly rare watches from the collection of automobile pioneer James Ward Packard—including two very fine and unusual watches, […]

  • Mar 21 2011
  • 21 Mar 2011

Gold, Silver Prices Endanger Future of Antique Watch Collections

The gold and silver markets have been doing a steady rise for the last year or more, bringing on the demise of literally thousands of […]

  • Dec 14 2010
  • 14 Dec 2010

Fabulous Antique Chinese Market Watches

The Chinese have their own taste in things, from dress to food and just about everything in between. This includes watches and jewelry, and since […]

  • Sep 21 2010
  • 21 Sep 2010

Collecting Sports Presentation and Commemorative Watches

Sports collectibles is a hugely popular item for collectors of today and yesterday, and there is no sign that their popularity is waning. Competitive sports […]

  • Sep 14 2010
  • 14 Sep 2010

1953 Timex Ben Hogan Folding Watch

Ben Hogan is a very big name in golf, preceding such iconic players as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nickolas, and just as famous. Ben Hogan […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Grandpa’s Gold Watch

One item an appraiser runs into most often is that icon “Grandpa’s gold watch,” and depending how well-heeled Grandpa was, the more his watch is […]

  • Aug 2 2010
  • 2 Aug 2010

Becoming a Collector of Vintage Bakelite Jewelry

Once you have decided you want to start collecting vintage Bakelite jewelry, you need to get started somewhere. And the best advice is to start […]

  • May 3 2010
  • 3 May 2010

A Rack Lever Fusee Civil War Watch with a Story

This is a medium quality English fusee pair case “contract watch” carried by a Union soldier during the Civil War. As I have written earlier, […]