• 6
    Oct

Early Jackson Pollock Figural Painting to lead Elite Decorative Arts Auction

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An oil on board painting attributed to the iconic American painter Jackson Pollock backed the personalized to an art dealer who backed the abstract expressionist early in his career, will lead a sale of 335 lots in a Fine Antiques, Artwork and Decorative Arts Auction on Oct. 11 at Elite Decorative […]

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  • 3
    Oct

‘One Night, One Show, One Cause’ Auction Features One-of-a-Kind Guitars

It’s another trifecta for Baltimore: world-class guitar maker Paul Reed Smith joins forces with Baltimore’s top visual artists and famed guitarist Carlos Santana to benefit the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The charity event takes place on Oct. 13, 2014 at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts […]

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  • 3
    Oct

What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter

If you’re a comic book collector like me, then you’ve probably been hunting down back issues for quite some time. As a collector we all have dream issues, blue-chip comics, hot back-issues, (call them whatever you’d like) that we’ve been hunting down for years. But have you ever stopped to think, what made that issue […]

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  • 30
    Sep

50-Year Lifetime Advertising Collection to be Sold Without Reserve October 3-5

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The single-owner lifetime collection of mostly advertising items from the late Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold without reserve the weekend of Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. “Bud and Sally became collectors of antiques back in the 1960s, and over […]

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  • 30
    Sep

Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction Featurs Great 19th-Century American Furniture

ATLANTA – Marvelous examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such as Prudent Mallard and J. & J.W. Meeks, plus equally impressive pieces of 19th century French furniture, are just a few of the many items that will come up for bid at Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, slated for Oct. 4-5, […]

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  • 30
    Sep

Van Gogh’s ‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ could Realize $30 to $50 Million

NEW YORK – Vincent van Gogh’s “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies,” painted just weeks before his death, shows the artist’s use of rich colors on a bouquet of wildflowers to convey his psychological state at the time, a hallmark of the Expressionist icon. The resulting composition teems with the intense energy, emotion and […]

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  • 25
    Sep

Outdoorsman Revolver Owned & Used by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Cross Block

FAIRFIELD, Maine – A Smith & Wesson cased revolver belonging to—and used by—First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is one of many firearms to come up for bid at the Outstanding Firearms Auction to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on Oct. 7-9. The revolver was a prized possession of Roosevelt, America’s “First Lady of the […]

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  • 24
    Sep

Saved from Scrapheap of History, Manhattan Project Workshop Window Up for Auction

We often hear of someone or something ending up on the scrapheap of history. On Oct. 22, a piece of history saved from the scrapheap will be going up for auction at Bonhams inaugural History of Science sale in New York. The piece—an original viewing window from the Manhattan Project’s Hanford Site in Southeastern Washington—was used […]

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  • 23
    Sep

‘Thrift Hunters’ Crisscross the Country Looking for Deals as Season Two Premiers Oct. 11

Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith will be crisscrossing the country as “Thrift Hunters” returns for its second season—premiering on Oct. 11 on Spike TV. They will be hitting huge thrift stores, small second-hand shops and antique malls in large cities and small towns, and they want you to know that there is good thrifting […]

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  • 16
    Sep

Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind

When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique, based on its age, but could also be called a piece of junk, based on its condition and appearance—there is a choice to be made: is it worth refinishing, and if so, do you strip the old finish off and re-stain it […]

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