Dangerous Waters! Buying and Selling Artifacts and Collectible Antiquity
Wandering in the “Grey Area” Between Looting and Archeology… Imagine this – you go to your local Friday night antiques auction with no plans to […]
An Appraiser’s Diary: Family Photos Save the Day!
Being found out at social events that one is an appraiser often puts me in the same boat as a doctor or pyschiatrist, everyone wants […]
Victorian Valentine’s Day
People often associate Valentine’s Day with having a secret admirer and receiving an anonymous Valentine’s card, or maybe giving a gift to a loved […]
A Love Letter to Cupid on Valentine’s Day
Cupid, born of the Greeks as Eros, god of love, desire, attraction and affection. You may find Cupid alongside his mother Venus/Aphrodite, or his curious […]
Let’s Go Shopping!
Looking for a fantastic, bargain filled destination on Florida’s west coast? You really can’t do better than The Exchange, located right in Sarasota. This fantastic […]
BUYING AND SELLING “STEAMPUNK!”
That odd hybrid of collectible stuff….wildly popular, but don’t ask for an objective appraisal! Possibly the hardest category of antiques and collectibles to put a […]
Hidden in Plain Sight
In the appraisal business, I’m often asked what items with value go unnoticed the most often, and my answer is, “those hidden in plain sight.” […]
Hard-to-Find Vintage New Year’s Memorabilia Makes for a Unique Collection
Vintage holiday memorabilia are a popular collectible genre, probably because there are so many different types of items available on the secondary market. There’s always […]
How Much are Those Christmas Decorations Worth? Don’t Pack Them Up Just Yet!
Before you start packing away the Christmas decorations, we thought it might be interesting to see what some of those decorations are worth. We searched […]
Meet the Companions of St. Nicholas
The joy of the holiday season is family, friends, presents, festive food and marvelous celebration. But you need to get on the good side of […]