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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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  • 24
    Mar

Q and A with Harry Rinker: Hong Kong-Made Knock-Off Celsius Wristwatch

[caption id="attachment_2526326" align="aligncenter" width="400"] This Celsius-9 wristwatch is a knock-off and not worth repairing. “Made in Hong Kong” is one clue.[/caption] QUESTION: My father had a Raffoler wristwatch, made in Hong Kong, that his uncle gave him before he died. My great uncle was a woodsman in Canada so it got beat up. The watch face indicates it...

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  • 23
    Mar

Wine Collecting Goes Global, Thanks to Internet Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2526317" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Three bottles of Romanee Conti Domaine de la Romanee Conti (1976) sold to an internet bidder for $85,355 at Zachys' auction held Sept. 11, 2015 in Hong Kong, China.[/caption] One needn’t look any further than the nearest laptop, PC or tablet to figure out the main driver behind fine and vintage wine’s seeming meteoric...

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