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  • 1
    Apr

From the Worthologists’ Archive: A Misidentified Victorian Sideboard

[caption id="attachment_2526435" align="alignright" width="300"] A buyer purchased a walnut Austrian wine cabinet dated to between 1870 and 1885, according to the estate sale director. The identification was wrong on all four points.[/caption] From the Worthologist Archive comes a tale of misidentification at the hands of an errant estate auctioneer.00 The subject was sold as a “walnut Austrian wine...

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  • 31
    Mar

The Lifetime Country Store, Advertising & Coin-Op Collections in Showtime Auction Sale April 1-3

[caption id="attachment_2526429" align="aligncenter" width="403"] A very rare Indian Root Pills tin sign with stunning color and graphics, is among 2,000 lots up for bid in a Showtime Auction Services sale being held April 1-3 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor.[/caption] ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The lifetime country store and advertising collection of Tom and Mary...

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  • 31
    Mar

Auction Results: Works by Lichtenstein, Calder, plus Tiffany Lamps perform well at Cottone

[caption id="attachment_2526420" align="aligncenter" width="602"] This porcelain enamel on steel titled “Modern Painting in Porcelain,” by Roy Lichtenstein (Am. 1923-1997) brought $189,750 at Cottone Auction’s 519-lot sale on March 19 that grossed around $1.7 million, marking the firm’s 30th anniversary.[/caption] GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions celebrated 30 years in business in style with a 519-lot sale on March 19...

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  • 31
    Mar

Sotheby’s to offer a Portion of the Cellar of William I. Koch in Auction of 20,000 Bottles of Wine

[caption id="attachment_2526415" align="aligncenter" width="355"] According to wine experts, William I. Koch has assembled one of the greatest cellars in the world. Some 20,000 bottles of wine from that collection will be auction in 2,700 lots at Sotheby’s.[/caption] NEW YORK – Sotheby’s has announced that it is to offer selections of collectible wine from the cellar of one of...

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  • 30
    Mar

Rinker on Collectibles: The Traditional Hunt vs. Digital Hunt

[caption id="attachment_2526407" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Today’s digital antique and collectible hunter approached the hunt in a completely different way as the traditional hunter. Whose way is better? The digital hunt contains many of the same elements as the traditional hunt. The main differences are the commitment level, time allotted, the global nature of the hunting landscape, and a much...

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  • 29
    Mar

Extraordinary Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. ‘Dolphin’ Brooch Highlights Heritage Jewelry Auction

NEW YORK – An extraordinary, multi-stone, diamond, gold “Dolphin” brooch—designed by Parisian artist and jeweler Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.—highlights more than 1,300 lots in Heritage Auctions’ first major Fine Jewelry Auction of the year, scheduled for April 19. The auction draws together large-carat colored diamonds, Burma rubies and sapphires, and unmounted gemstones for an auction in...

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  • 29
    Mar

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Identifying a Flow Blue Soup Tureen by its Maker’s Mark

[caption id="attachment_2526501" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is the mark on a turn-of-the-century flow blue W.H. Grindle soup tureen. Harry Rinker talks about how to use this mark, in conjunction with WorthPoint’s Worthopedia and Marks data base to formally identify it.[/caption] The weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” on the WorthPoint YouTube channel features antiques and collectibles expert Harry Rinker...

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  • 28
    Mar

Stamps, Exonumia and Photographica to be Offered up at Two-Day John McInnis Auctioneers Event

[caption id="attachment_2526373" align="aligncenter" width="602"] The first day of a two-day auction being hosted by John McInnis Auctioneers on Saturday, April 2 will feature stamps and exonumia (rare tokens, medals and the like).[/caption] AMESBURY, Mass. – A pair of massive single-owner, multi-generational collections—one of stamps and exonumia (tokens, medals and the like), the other of photographica and antique cameras—will...

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  • 28
    Mar

Succeeding in Your Business: New Tools for Online Retailers

[caption id="attachment_2526363" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Last week’s Seller’s Conference for Online Entrepreneurs drew more than 100 Amazon “third-party resellers” from around the country—some of the more than 1 million people in North America who make a full- or part-time living selling on the site.[/caption] Twice a year I have the privilege of speaking at a leading conference and exhibition...

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  • 24
    Mar

Antique Books and Fine Ephemera Take Center Stage In New York City on April 9

[caption id="attachment_2526367" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A first edition of Scott Joplin’s “Sunflower Slow Drag” from James Camner is just one of thousands of pieces of ephemera to be offered at this year's New York City Book and Ephemera Fair.[/caption] NEW YORK – The world's finest selections of antiquarian books and ephemera are headed to New York City for The...

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