Auction Talk with Wayne: Auction Highlights December 2017
Welcome back… Can you believe that Christmas 2017 is in just a few days? For the past six weeks, auction houses and retailers have been […]
Auction Highlights– November 2017
Welcome back… 2017 is just “flying-by.” It’s hard to believe that Black Friday weekend is upon us, and that Christmas is just a few weeks […]
Ethics and Legalities of Selling Old Photos: A Primer
The market for collectible vintage photographs is thriving. The eBay category “Vintage and Antique (pre 1940) Photographic Images” returned 337,074 current listings. The number of […]
Collusion, Shill Bidding, and Side Deals!
One of the first things you learn when you become an auctioneer, is that nothing is more important than having an honest reputation. One little […]
Moving “Unwanted” Collections Along
A relative has passed away, and has left their lifelong collection of souvenir travel dolls or Build-A-Bears to you. Or your parents are downsizing, and […]
Grit, Perseverance, and the Luck of the Irish: The Antiquing Scene in Houston Two Weeks After Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the east Texas coast on Friday, August 25. Its winds topped 130 miles an hour. For over five days, Harvey […]
Auction Talk with Wayne: September 2017 Auction Highlights
Welcome back… Labor Day is behind us, and auction houses are bringing out their “big guns” to kick off the fall season. If this month’s […]
The Big Find: A Cautionary Tale
When I started writing this article, it was going to highlight the purchase of a type of an Antique Roadshow “Find” I had scooped up […]
Collecting: Padlocks–The Key to Your Next Collection?
Clothing, currency, shoes, cell phones, and car keys can be easily secured inside the toe of your sneakers at the beach. No one will ever […]
Antiques and Collectibles: Are They Still Wanted?
In the past few years, WorthPoint has published many articles about the downturn in the antiques and collectibles market. We’ve covered inheritances (like dinner china, […]