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Van Gogh’s ‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ could Realize $30 to $50 Million
Vincent van Gogh’s “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies,” painted just weeks before his death, teems with the intense energy, emotion and sensitivity of this creative genius at the height of his short but renowned career. When it comes up for auction in the Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on Nov. 4, it is expected to realize between $30 and $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. … more >>
 
Saved from Scrapheap of History, Manhattan Project Workshop Window Up for Auction
This viewing window from the Manhattan Project’s Hanford Site in Southern Oregon, used during the production of plutonium for the atomic bomb known as Fat Man, is expected to sell for between $150,000 and $250,000 in the Bonhams History of Science sale on Oct. 22.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 … more >>
 
‘Thrift Hunters’ Crisscross the Country Looking for Deals as Season Two Premiers Oct. 11
“Thrift Hunters,” starring Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman, returns to television on Saturday nights as the second season will premiere on Oct. 11 on Spike TV. The boys 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 and surprising finds to be found everywhereBryan 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 … more >>
 
Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind
Do you have an old dresser that needs a new lease on life but you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life? Novice DIYer can turn out great refinishing jobs with Cari Cuckey’s new RePurpose line of paints and stains.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, … more >>
 
 
 
 
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 …
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 …
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,” …
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 …
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 …



Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible
Michael Barnes   by
Michael Barnes
It’s estimated that one out of every three homes in the United States has some version of Scrabble in it. Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell … more >>
 
Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits
Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith   by
Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith
We—Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman—want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, so every month, we will provide some the inside scoop on how to thrift, buy and sell better. If you put these tips into practice, you’ll soon be a thrifting dynamo.We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store resourcing techniques and the stars of Spike TV’s “Thrift … more >>
 
How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate
Wayne Jordan   by
Wayne Jordan
If you have a baseball card collection and would like it to go to your grandson, you had better prepare your last will and testament to make sure bequeathed items or collections go where you want them to go and not end up in probate.To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death is important. To have built a house, written a book, created a business … more >>
 
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Ryan Servant and the Brimfield Flea App
Martin Willis   by
Martin Willis
Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder, is interviewed by local Brimfield media about his app.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I have a chat with app developer Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea … more >>
 
Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection
Matt Baum   by
Matt Baum
Batman’s first appearance sells for north of $1 million in higher grade condition.So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, boom, you’ve … more >>
 
 
‘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 …
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, …
Worthologist’s Kindle Book offers Advice to New Dealers in the Antiques Trade
While driving through a neighboring town, Wayne Jordan was surprised to see that …
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Anthony Moore on Painting Conservation
In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I visit York, Maine, and …
Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All
If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly …


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