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  • 26
    Feb

Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Frankart Collections to Lead Ahlers & Ogletree Sale

[caption id="attachment_2518866" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A fine collection of Art Deco Frankart lamps, figures and smoke stands will be part of a two-day auction set for March 15-16 to be hosted by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta.[/caption] ATLANTA – A two-day auction featuring an impressive single-owner collection of Mid-Century Modern, plus wonderful Asian antiques, fine art from names such...

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  • 26
    Feb

Gordon S. Converse to Host Inaugural Auction at Its New Gallery Facility in Malvern, Pa.

[caption id="attachment_2518858" align="aligncenter" width="480"] This Mid-Century Modern-style coffee table, titled “Space Station,” with a fitted kidney-shaped glass top and welded steel base will be among the period furniture sold in an upcoming Gordon S. Converse & Company auction scheduled for March at its new gallery located at 57 West Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pa.[/caption] MALVERN, Pa. – Gordon...

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  • 26
    Feb

Borro offers Short-Term Asset Loans on High-End Art, Jewelry, Luxury Autos

[caption id="attachment_2518960" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Among the items Borro.com has taken in as collateral for a personal asset loan is this Andy Warhol print of Moa and a Fender Telecaster guitar.[/caption] For owners of high-end art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and even luxury automobiles in need of fast cash, there is now a way to tap into some of those...

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  • 26
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/26/2014

[caption id="attachment_2519012" align="alignleft" width="404"] Fantastic Four #1 (Jerome Opena Variant), 1:50 ($10-$12). The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes and a new writer in James Robinson.[/caption] New Comics Roundup The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes (I’m not crazy about the new look) and a new writer in James Robinson....

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  • 25
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: A 21st-Century Perspective on Collector Value

[caption id="attachment_2518952" align="alignright" width="300"] A “View of the Erie Canal” Historical Staffordshire Creamer, circa 1824, sold for $600 in an Internet auction on May 18, 2008. Wonder who bought it; a collector of Staffordshire, a collector of the Erie Canal or some other collector for some other reason.[/caption] The antiques and collectibles trade utilizes three basic monetary values—collector,...

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  • 25
    Feb

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Richard Wright on the Harry Bertoia Exhibit

[caption id="attachment_2518921" align="aligncenter" width="511"] The Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright exhibit is being held at the Wright gallery in New York. This exhibition showcases select works from Wright’s history of selling Bertoia at auction, alongside works never before offered on the market.[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, Martin Willis speaks with Richard Wright...

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  • 25
    Feb

Combining Chinese Export Silver with other Metals was Rare, but Beautiful

中國出口銀器也玩重金屬 [caption id="attachment_2518976" align="aligncenter" width="571"] This bowl, made, circa 1890, by a Canton maker we only know as “C.L.,” incorporates copper in the shell of the crab, a rarity for Chinese Export Silver and an indication that it was commissioned.[/caption] It would be perfectly logical to expect Chinese Export Silver to be exactly what it says on the...

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  • 25
    Feb

It’s Got a Good Beat and You can Dance to It: ‘American Bandstand’ Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2518938" align="alignright" width="275"] Dick Clark knew that teenagers of the late 1950s and early ’60s had disposable income and provided a stream of “American Bandstand” merchandise for them to buy. Now, that merchandise is a hot collectible for Baby Boomers.[/caption] Promotional merchandise has become such a part of American media marketing that many new movies launch simultaneously...

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  • 24
    Feb

Stolen-Art Recovery Services: When Do Finder’s Fees Become Blackmail?

[caption id="attachment_2518826" align="aligncenter" width="517"] Camille Pissaro’s "Le Quai Malaquais, Printemps" (1906) was looted by Nazis from an Austrian family in 1940. Surviving family members say Art Loss Register located the painting for free, but it would not reveal the location until its owners agreed to a hefty “finder’s fee.” (Photo: Christie's)[/caption] The Art Loss Register, a for-profit company...

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  • 24
    Feb

Iconic Sports Memorabilia Reach Impressive Numbers at Platinum Night Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518907" align="aligncenter" width="204"] This watch, awarded to Babe Ruth after the New York Yankees defeated the New York Giants in the 1923 World Series, gaveled for $717,000.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2518908" align="aligncenter" width="240"] The back of the Babe Ruth watch. The tradition of awarding elaborately decorated rings to World Series champions has not yet been established in 1923.[/caption] This...

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