Found 44 articles matching Antiquities category.
  • Aug 22 2017
  • 22 Aug 2017

Collecting: Faith or Religion?

Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism are the top five religions in the world today encompassing about 75% of believers around the world. Yet there are […]

  • Aug 22 2017
  • 22 Aug 2017

The Letters of John M. Jackson, November 24, 1858

On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel  stumbled upon a massive collection of letters from a soldier in the […]

  • Aug 9 2017
  • 9 Aug 2017

Getting to Know You: Wayne Jordan

1. Who are you and what do you do? Retired antique furniture and piano restorer, musician, shop owner, auctioneer, and appraiser. Currently I’m a columnist […]

  • Aug 9 2017
  • 9 Aug 2017

Bookends, Often Undervalued and Unnoticed

Many veteran collectors tend to specialize over time, choosing to filter down their collections to items that are unusual and spur the hunt. For others […]

  • Jul 25 2017
  • 25 Jul 2017

It Doesn’t Have to be Real. It Just Has to be Authentic.

And yes, there is a difference. Unfortunately. This fact rears its ugly head in the world of sports memorabilia and autograph collecting too often. Most […]

  • Jul 13 2017
  • 13 Jul 2017

Machine Age Design

One of the offshoots of early 20th Century Interior design is the “Machine Age” style, a term first used Circa 1927 in the New York […]

  • Jul 12 2017
  • 12 Jul 2017

Buying and Selling at the “Mother of all Antique Flea Markets”

Three times a year, the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts is transformed from a very typical New England historic village town, into a gigantic antiques flea […]

  • Jul 12 2017
  • 12 Jul 2017

July 2017 Auction Report

    Welcome back…  The number of advertised specialty auctions has dropped precipitously for the end of July through August. Most of what I’m seeing […]

  • Jul 12 2017
  • 12 Jul 2017

My Recent Buy–Terry and the Pirates Tattoo Transfers

“My Recent Buy” will be a regular feature in The Insider.  What did you buy recently that brings a smile to your face?  Share the […]

  • Jun 28 2017
  • 28 Jun 2017

Pathfinder of the Seas

My wife and I have downsized twice in the past eleven years, and I have chosen to curtail my collecting hobby. Sometimes, though, I encounter […]