Vintage Collector Watches: Small And Profitable
You have a clock on your computer, by your bedside, and even in your car, but the one on your wrist is the one that can bring a smile to your face. Wrist watches as time pieces have kept us on time for many decades and lately, their value has gone through the roof. And while you might be familiar with names like Rolex and Cartier, have you heard of Patek Phillipe?
Antique/Vintage Watches and Time Pieces
We can tell when shadows on the ground grow longer that time changes, but the easiest way is to look at our watches. And if you’ve got a watch or time piece passed down in your family, you might even discover you’ve got a valuable piece a collector might have interest in.
U2 Guitar and Sam Snead Golf Clubs to Auction
Spring echos with the sharp crack of the auction gavel. Whether you collect vintage glass, railroadiana or sports collectibles, several upcoming sales by WorthPoint-member auction houses feature authenticated items that should attract wide interest , whether your budget is $100 or $1,000,000.
Onassis Diamond is Huge and Flawless
LONDON – Another huge diamond is hitting the market – this time it’s a pear-shaped gem that belonged to heiress Christina Onassis. It will be auctioned June 11 at Christie’s with an estimated value as high as $4.3 million.
As San Telmo’s go-to shop for antique cameras and timepieces, Pussam Antiguedades contains the collection of Samuel Pustelnik, who has also assembled an interesting variety of scientific apparatuses and bronze objects, and a nice collection of hanging, table, and floor lamps.
Shell Cameo, Jewelry History
Cameos are jewelry carved with a raised image. The word cameo comes from the Hebrew/Arabic word “kameo” meaning amulet or charm. They come in several materials and date back to Ancient Greece and Rome. They were usually were carved from a hard stone like agate, as well as glass.
Victorians Mourning Their Dead Monumental To Mundane
Although paying hommage to the dead goes back as far as recorded time, we are probably most familiar with the widow in mourning, all dressed in black, of the mid 19th century, who was destined to wear black for the rest of her life, or at least a significant part of it.
Charms of the President
When speaking of the charms of the president of the United States, it is usually more of a warm feeling than a physical item. But, no, I am referring to the small commemorative item worn on a bracelet. For a while, presidents gave these out as well as cuff links and tie bars.
The examples of charms I have go back to the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan eras.