Found 107 articles matching Metals category.
  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

The Shanghai Jazz Age as Depicted through Silver Cocktail Shakers

銀色上海爵士樂年代 Shanghai in the 1920s was New York without the speakeasies! It was a city ready, ripe and totally made for the Jazz Age, and […]

  • Jun 3 2013
  • 3 Jun 2013

A Double Eagle Treasure: Collection Lanson Champagne Captures Nearly $1 Million

Normally when coin collectors think of lost gold treasures, especially when it pertains to the glorious Double Eagle or $20 gold piece, the more prestigious of […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

Chinese Clouds Have always had Silver Linings! China Puts a Large Value on Silver

Historically, silver has always had a greater value within China than anywhere else in the world. Today, as with most things Chinese, we find history […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Arcade Cast Iron Farm Toy, Uncle Sam & Hitler Button

QUESTION: I own an cast iron, Arcade blue corn planter toy. I acquired it as part of a boxed lot at an auction. What is […]

  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

Steve Santini: A Collector of Things from the Dark Side

Steve Santini. Does the name ring a bell? From the moment I first saw him on TV, I had me a married-woman, middle-aged crush. He […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Chinese Export Silver: The Silver Category That Eluded Everyone

It’s not uncommon that I get torn off a strip by antique silver experts for the fact I’m forever extolling the virtues of Chinese Export […]

  • 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. […]

  • Apr 8 2013
  • 8 Apr 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Money, Money, Money—the Obsession with Monetary Value

When I began my career researching antiques and collectibles in the 1970s, the single question that dominated the collector’s and general public’s mindset was: “What […]

  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Adrien von Ferscht on Chinese Export Silver

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Adrien von Ferscht, of Glasgow, Scotland, on the subject of antique […]

  • Aug 10 2011
  • 10 Aug 2011

Unloved Antiques: Silver-Plated Souvenir Spoons

The next item in this series about unloved antiques is mid-20th century silver-plated souvenir spoons. Most owners of these collections think they are quite valuable, […]