• 3
    Sep

The Collector’s Minute: 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4*S NART Spyder

[caption id="attachment_2515140" align="aligncenter" width="512"] This 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4*S NART Spyder sold for $27.5 million at an auction facilitated by RM Auctions on Aug. 19, 2013.[/caption] It seems the dream cars of my childhood, the late 1950s to ’60s Ferrari, are always out of reach, with ever-increasing values. I have, alas, come to the realization that one will never...

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  • 3
    Sep

It’s No Joke When it Comes to Steiff’s Vintage Teddy Clown Bears

[caption id="attachment_2515152" align="alignleft" width="300"] Richard Steiff—who was living in New York at 1925 and was responsible for growing the brand in the United States, was unhappy with the “colorless, sober and insipid” look of the company’s offerings. The direct result was the development of Teddy Clown bear, who work a felt hat with two pom-poms and a matching...

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  • 3
    Sep

Collectible Posters from the 1969-70 ‘American Invasion’ of the U.K.

[caption id="attachment_2515156" align="alignleft" width="244"] Isle of Wight Festival August 1969: Bob Dylan – It was a real coup to land Dylan for the ’69 festival and various members of the rock aristocracy joined 500,000-plus fans to witness Dylan in action. This poster is oft-reproduce, but an original one would cost you $500 to $600. (Photo: moviepostermem.com)[/caption] The Beatles...

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  • 30
    Aug

A Serious Case of Mistaken Identity Finally Revealed

中國出口銀器: 一個被錯誤辨認已久的身份終於被揭露了 [caption id="attachment_2515114" align="aligncenter" width="241"] Here we have a Chinese Export Silver tea caddy that is currently offered for sale and is attributed to Kan Mao Hsing.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515115" align="aligncenter" width="174"] The maker’s mark clearly shows it was, in fact, made by Tu Mao Xing.[/caption] There is no such maker as Kan Mao Hsing! This article is...

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  • 29
    Aug

Grey Flannel’s Basketball Hall of Fame Auction a Slam Dunk for Hoops Collectors

[caption id="attachment_2515098" align="alignright" width="231"] This 1960 U.S.A. Basketball Olympic Gold Medal, belong to Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas, is among the 140-some items to be had at the Grey Flannel’s Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Auction, slated for Sept. 7. (Photo: Grey Flannel Auctions)[/caption] SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Each year, basketball’s finest gather in Springfield, Mass., to honor...

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  • 29
    Aug

Antiques and More from Dante’s Down The Hatch in Atlanta to be Sold Sept. 21

[caption id="attachment_2515090" align="aligncenter" width="491"] The entrance sign to Dante’s Down the Hatch, an Atlanta institution for more than 40 years, is just one of hundreds of items to be sold at auction on Sept. 21. Dante’s recently closed its doors, having fought unsuccessfully to have a huge property tax bill lowered.[/caption] ATLANTA – Items and equipment from Dante’s...

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  • 29
    Aug

Footsteps of Buddha: Sotheby’s to offer Items from Exhibition of Buddhist Art

[caption id="attachment_2515082" align="aligncenter" width="152"] This Grey Schist Standing Bodhisattva, from the ancient region of Gandhara during the Kushan period, circa 3rd and 4th century, is the highlight of Sotheby’s Footsteps of the Buddha: Masterworks from Across the Buddhist World, which will be on exhibition Sept. 3-23.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515080" align="aligncenter" width="149"] A large-for-its-time bronze figure of Bodhisattva Manjushri, attributed...

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  • 29
    Aug

Huge African Ivory Elephant Tusks to Headline Crescent City Auction Gallery Sale

[caption id="attachment_2515107" align="alignleft" width="300"] This pair of large, mid-20th century African ivory elephant tusks, measuring 60 inches tall and 79 ½ inches long, are expected to lead a two-day multi-estate auction planned for Sept. 7-8 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.[/caption] NEW ORLEANS – A pair of enormous mid-20th century African ivory elephant tusks, a large and unusual Peruvian...

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  • 28
    Aug

8-Gallon Blue-Banded Crock Scores $4,200 at Red Wing Collectors Society Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515068" align="alignright" width="265"] At $4,200, this eight-gallon Red Wing pantry jar was the top lot in this year’s Red Wing Collectors Society Convention Auction. Nearly 1,500 collectors from around the country attended this year’s Convention in Red Wing. Minn.[/caption] RED WING, Minn. ― An eight-gallon Red Wing blue-banded pantry jar was the top item in this year’s...

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  • 28
    Aug

Single-Owner Lifetime Collection of Native American Artifacts to Cross the Block

[caption id="attachment_2515061" align="aligncenter" width="480"] This large steatite effigy pipe in the form of a rabbit, 9¼-inches long by 3¾-inches high, is just one of some 50 such pipes from the single-owner lifetime collection Richard and Linda Popp of Hutchinson, Kan. This auction, which will include scores of Native American artifacts, as well as antiques in many other categories,...

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