• 11
    Mar

The History of Vacuum Cleaners on the Antiques Auction Forum Podcast

Worthologist Martin Willis discusses an unusual topic, with an entertaining guest, old-school salesman Ken Beach, talking about the history of the vacuum cleaner, recorded at the Home & Garden Show in Costa Mesa, Calif. on this latest edition of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast. Beach has sold vacuum cleaner for more than 49 years in 22 […]

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  • 18
    Feb

Levi Bettweiser and the Rescued Film Project on the Antiques Auction Forum Podcast

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, I talk with Levi Bettweiser about the Rescued Film Project and found film in the form of undeveloped rolls of film from locations all over the world, which are then developed and scanned to a digital archive. Listen here: For more about the Rescued Film Project, […]

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  • 13
    Jan

The Opening of Paul Revere’s Time Capsule on the Antiques Auction Forum Podcast

In my most exciting historic podcast, I am on location at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for the Reveal Ceremony of the famed Paul Revere-Samuel Adams Time Capsule with Dan Sullivan of gemr.com. Plus, a phone interview with the woman who opened the box, Pam Hatchfield, who is Head of Objects Conservation at the […]

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  • 11
    Mar

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The $10-Million Gold Coin Hoard Find

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I host an exciting interview with Kagins Inc.’s, Donald Kagin, PhD, and David McCarthy, who are handling a once-in-a-century find—The Saddle Ridge Hoard; $10-million worth of rare gold coins—that was buried sometime in the late 1800s and recently discovered by a couple out walking their dog on […]

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  • 16
    Dec

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Michael Lauck and the Magic of Collecting Magic

On this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Michael Lauck about the history of magicians, including women in the field, Houdini, collecting ephemera, posters, props and more. This is a fascinating interview with a specialist that really knows his topic. Check out a blog post Michael wrote for the forum and also […]

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  • 27
    Nov

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Dylan Shub of the Gryphon’s Nest

On this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with 27 year-old Dylan Shub of the Gryphon’s Nest in Jerusalem, who explains how the antique business works in Israel, as well as what it was like starting as a toddler in the business. Shub later discusses the social media aspect of the antiques dealing […]

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  • 15
    Nov

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Dan Meader on the JFK and the Legends Auction

On this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks Martin talks to Dan Meader at John McInnis Auctions about the record-breaking David Powers Auction of JFK’s affects earlier this year and the upcoming monumental Legends Auction, JFK, Peter Lawford, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe and more. Listen to Dan’s enthusiasm as he explains behind the […]

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  • 13
    Nov

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Daniel Finamore on ‘Impressionists on the Water’

On this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Daniel Finamore, PhD, the Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., about the “Impressionists on the Water” exhibition that runs from Nov. 9 through Feb. 17, 2014. Listen here: Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer […]

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  • 27
    Oct

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Behind the Scenes of an Auction of a Lifetime

This week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast’s format is a little different as we present a Martin Willis lecture in Amesbury, Mass., about the behind-the-scenes action of a highlight of his career: the 1989 auction at the homestead of Josiah Bartlett, New Hampshire’s first governor and the second to sign the Declaration of Independence. Listen here: […]

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  • 22
    Oct

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Martin Codina and ‘Liquidating an Estate’

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis talks with Martin Codina as the two met at Connor McCrory’s (America’s Youngest Picker) first estate sale in Southern California to talk about the recent release of Mr. Codina’s book: “Liquidating an Estate, How to Sell a Lifetime of Stuff, Make Some Cash and Live to […]

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