Found 49 articles matching Estates category.
  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

The Auction that Launched the Antiques Trade

The antiques business began in July, 1886. At least, that’s the claim made by author Jonathan Gash in his book “Paid and Loving Eyes” (Penguin, […]

  • Aug 2 2013
  • 2 Aug 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Connor McCrory, the 8-Year-Old Picking Prodigy

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis has a delightful conversation with 8-year-old Connor McCrory, who is a prodigy picker. Having a passion […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Antique & Collectible Hand Tools often make for Estate Sale Windfalls

The big white canopy tent was erected overnight. It sat on the parking lot of a shopping mall, close to the highway. Attached was a […]

  • Jul 1 2013
  • 1 Jul 2013

How to Sell Your Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Items

Most antique dealers and collectors find that there comes a point when the need arises to sell a few items. There is also household downsizing […]

  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

Lawn Art: The Oft-Overlooked Value in Estates

In American popular culture, the kitsch surrounding pink flamingo lawn ornaments appears universal. Mention such ornaments and visions of trailer parks in Baltimore come to […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

America’s Early Antique Stores: When did the Industry begin in Earnest in the U.S.?

Having lunch with friends from the U.K., we discussed our afternoon spent browsing through antique stores. “Why aren’t there more antiques in your antique stores?” […]

  • May 20 2013
  • 20 May 2013

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Finding Value in a Collection

We are a society of collectors. From bottle caps to art to old newspapers, our collections fill the closets and dens of estates everywhere. Not […]

  • May 1 2013
  • 1 May 2013

Five Appraisal Options for First-Time Estate Executors

My friend Stan showed me the inventory that he’d just completed for his uncle’s estate. He was proud of his thoroughness; he claimed to have […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Putting together an Executor’s Estate Settlement Team is no Game

In odd moments, I occasionally daydream about creating a board game titled “Estate Settlement.” Yeah, I know what you’re thinking; it should be called a […]