’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 […]
Auction Report: GoAntiques Online Posters
With more than 500 posters in its Dec. 16 live auction, GoAntiques has cornered the market for period, authentic posters in this very exciting sale. GoAntiques is the only virtual marketplace in the art, antiques and collectibles industry offering an integrated, one-step solution for both storefront and live-auction selling.
Auction Report: December 10, 2008
With most of our partner auction houses that specialize in fine art, antiques and collectibles going on hiatus for the holidays—and by the way, stay tuned, there are some great sales coming up after the first of the year—I turned to iGavel not as a last resort but, I admit this in all candor, to check them out for the first time.
Auction Report: December 3, 2008
Since 1984, Pook and Pook Auctions in Downingtown, Pa., has conducted some of the most credible sales of antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. Ronald and Debra Pook, a husband-and-wife team, have committed themselves to a level of credibility second to none.
Auction Report: November 17, 2008 (Pickfair)
Editor’s Note: Mary Pickford was the queen of Hollywood from the silent movies days. She lavished her home, Pickfair, with incredible antiques and collectibles—which will be sold next month in a live, online auction. Here are some of the crème de her crème.
Auction Report: November 11, 2008
Freeman’s Auction House has not only the distinction of being America’s oldest auction house for art, antiques and collectibles, it has always been the forerunner presenting some of the best sales in Americana, as well. This sale, the American Furniture and Decorative Arts sale 1321, slated for Nov.
Auction Report: November 4, 2008
For those of you who have been following the WorthPoint articles on the Salvation Army gold kettle coins, the sales results are in. These coin collectibles were sold at auction on October 24. Through the generosity of anonymous contributors tossing antique $20 gold coins into the Salvation Army pots, a realized total of $4,700 will go to aid the Salvation Army. Most of the coins, with average estimates of between $750 and $950, realized their estimates, none exceeded them.
Auction report: October 27, 2008
For those of you who have never been to a live auction, where some of your favorite antiques, collectibles and memorabilia are up for sale and it’s something that you have been meaning to do, don’t wait.
When Should I Restore an Antique or Fine Art Painting?
When you’re considering buying an item or a painting that needs repair, as an antique dealer, you might ask yourself what the increase in value will be after its restoration. While I usually recommend the members of my antique business club, the 31 Club, to allow the purchaser do the restoration, there is that rare […]
Campaign Collectibles & Even More Campaign Collectibles
It should come as no surprise high on the list of hot collectibles are presidential campaign related. Action figures, masks, comic books and of course, bobbleheads have hit the market. Coming soon if you’re not politically inclined? Seats from the to-be-demolished home of the New York Mets, Shea Stadium, and items from the House that Ruth Built, Yankee Stadium.