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Presentation Sword, Dinosaur Nest with Seven Eggs Power Philip Weiss Auctions’ Sale

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A rare and historic British presentation sword and scabbard from 1813 soared to $27,060 and a 75-million-year-old dinosaur egg nest with seven eggs sold for $17,915 at a 600-lot estate sale held Feb. 26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The sale grossed $250,000. It was an eclectic auction, one that featured rock ’n’ […]

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New Ivory Ban to Prove Problematic for Executors, Dealers & Collectors

In February of last year, armed wardens of the California Department of Fish and Game descended on an auction preview hosted by Slawinski Auction Company. The wardens seized 40 lots of ivory with a market value of about $150,000. Slawinski employees claimed that there were about 20 wardens, armed and in uniform. Owner Bob Slawinski […]

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’Tis the season

Ahh, the wonderful holiday season. Good cheer. Good parties. Mistletoe. Eggnog. Also the time to reach out and say hi to friends and family. This year, save some money for the other good part of the season-gift giving-by sending a virtual card instead of a traditional snail-mail one. Click here and choose an exquisite and […]

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Deep Black Rock Carves Its Way Into Collectors’ Hands

Wes Cowan details the craft of argillite and how the material has resulted in some fine collectible objects. —Editor Located off the coast of British Columbia, the Queen Charlotte Islands are home to the Haida people and their beloved argillite. Argillite is a black metamorphic rock that the Haida masters have been carving for more […]

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