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  • 28
    Feb

Catherine the Great Owned the Ultimate Collection of Chinese Silver Filigree Works

中國出口銀器: 凱薩琳大帝來了 [caption id="attachment_2519060" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Catherine the Great inaugurating the new Imperial Academy of Art in 1765 at the Shuvalov Palace in St Petersburg; just another day at the office for her Imperial Highness.[/caption] Catherine the Great could never be called a simple girl; to do so would be a gross understatement of the reality that was...

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  • 27
    Feb

$10M ‘Saddle Ridge Hoard’ Gold Coin Treasure Rocks Numismatic World

[caption id="attachment_2519000" align="aligncenter" width="565"] The finest-known example of the 1866-S “No Motto” Type I $20 Liberty was the gem out of the some 1,400 gold coins found by a Northern California couple buried on their property. The coin could claim more than $1 million at auction. The overall value of the “Saddle Hill Hoard” treasure is roughly $10...

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  • 26
    Feb

Chinese Export Silver Proves its Buoyancy at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518991" align="alignright" width="300"] This pair of Qianlong Chinese export silver gilt filigree vases and covers, unmarked, late 18th century, with ball finials to the domed covers, realized $40,600 to lead 13 pieces of Chinese Export Silver in an auction hosted by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury on Feb. 26, 2014.[/caption] NEWBURY, England – Thirteen individual lots of Chinese Export...

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  • 26
    Feb

Rare and Exceptional Weapons to be had in Julia’s March Firearms Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518885" align="aligncenter" width="491"] One of the expected top lots James D. Julia’s upcoming Firearms Auction, slated for on March 10-12, is lot #2008—an extraordinary cased brace of Colt Model 1860 Revolvers—that once firearms belonged to Spanish General Don Carlos Garcia Tassara. They carry a a pre-sale estimate of $250,000 to $350,000.[/caption] FAIRFIELD, Maine – James D. Julia,...

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  • 26
    Feb

Outstanding Native American Basket, Beadwork Collections to Headline Allard Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2518873" align="aligncenter" width="450"] This late 19th-century Germantown fine weave blanket with cross pattern, 54 inches by 79 inches, could up being the top lot at Allard Auctions’ Big Spring Phoenix Auction slated for March 8-9 in Mesa, Ariz. It carries a pre-sale estimate of between $12,500 and $25,000.[/caption] MESA, Ariz. – Outstanding basket and beadwork collections, an...

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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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