• 14
    Apr

Auction House seeking Great Bambio Memorabilia for Babe Ruth Centennial Auction

Babe Ruth. No other name in all of sports, or Americana, for that matter, can transcend generational divides the way he does. It seems that no matter when one was born, chances are, you are at least familiar with the name if not intimately aware of his great dominance and impact on the sport of […]

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  • 14
    Apr

WorthPoint adds Book on Chinese Export Silver & Marks to its Online Library

WorthPoint has announced that it has just added Adrien von Ferscht’s important book, “Collector’s Guide to Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940”—the largest information reference resource for this unique collectible silver category—to its Marks and Library product. WorthPoint members who have a subscription to the Marks and Library product will be able to access to the history […]

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  • 14
    Apr

8-Year-Old WorthPoint Fan Gives Antique Valuations at the Topanga Vintage Market

ATLANTA – 8-year-old Connor McCrory, known as “America’s Youngest Picker,” will be giving free antiques and collectibles valuations using the WorthPoint Mobile App at the Topanga Vintage Market—home to more than 180 of Los Angeles’s top vintage vendors, plus art, crafts, music and food trucks—on April 27, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at […]

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  • 14
    Apr

The Enamel Revival Phenomenon and its Relationship to Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 琺瑯的復興現象 The art of cloisonné is often looked upon as a Chinese art and, in some respects, it is a correct assumption. However, cloisonné, as a technique, finds its roots back in the 13-century B.C. Mycenaean era and the Mediterranean—or at least the earliest known examples are to be found there. Since this is […]

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  • 11
    Apr

7-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Popeye could Rake in $25 million worth of Spinach

NEW YORK – “I yam what I yam.” And what he is, is a seven-foot-tall metallic sculptural representation of the American pop culture icon, Popeye. Considered artist Jeff Koons’ most accomplished and major work of recent years, “Popeye” will be among the offerings at the Sotheby’s New York Evening Auction of Contemporary Art sale on […]

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  • 10
    Apr

The Important Glasgow Connection to Canton and Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 格拉斯哥的聯系 There are more similarities between the early 19th-century port cities of Glasgow, Scotland, and Canton, China, than one might think, apart from the obvious fact they were both thriving port communities where the very existence of each city was inextricably linked to the business being done in the harbor. By the 17th century, […]

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  • 9
    Apr

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Original Manuscripts of Medical Recipes

LONDON – Advances in modern medicine make it very hard to imagine a time without prescription pills and high-tech medical equipment but Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ April 17 sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts offers buyers an insight into the world of medicine as it was more than 400 years ago, with antique manuscripts featuring […]

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  • 8
    Apr

Orson Welles Auction offers Insight to Famed Actor & Director

Want to see the world the way legendary movie actor and director Orson Welles did when he shot home movies? Someone will get that opportunity if they make a winning bid for the Bell and Howell camera Welles used to shoot home movies.. It’s one of 70 lots his daughter, Beatrice, discovered in old boxes […]

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  • 8
    Apr

Non-Profits Turn to Antique Appraisal Days for Fundraising Help

The folks in Catskill, N.Y., had been looking for a new kind of fundraiser to augment their school district’s ever-tightening budget. Their new solution? Old things. The Catskill Educational Foundation—a non-profit organization that helps the Catskill School District pay for extra resources, programs and educational tools—hosted its first benefit Antiques Appraisal Day last Saturday, and […]

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  • 7
    Apr

Annual ISA Summer Conference to Focus on Scholarship and Business Development

CHICAGO – Author and gallery director Michael Findlay will deliver the keynote address at the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), which will also feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers at its annual meeting, this year slated for April 25-28 at the InterContinental at the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Findlay, […]

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