When Cost Doesn’t Matter: The China Syndrome
In the antique business, when cost doesn’t matter, prices soar and the market is chaotic.
In March, a white jade Chinese vase – valued at about $40,000 – went on the block at Elders Fine Art & Antiques and sold at auction by iGavel to an off-shore, Asian collector for $300,000.
Queen of Barbies: Meet Melissa Musselman
When the Durham National Heritage Museum hosted a successful exhibition of Barbie collectibles in 2001, Melissa Musselman decided to take it to the next level. She tried to organize a national touring exhibition of the collectibles, which included the best items from 30 top Barbie experts.
Matt Braum: Saving comic books from Mom
Matt Baum says he became a collector of comic books at the age of ten – when
his mother looked at the heap of comics littering his room and delivered an ultimatum: “You’ve got to pick these up … or I’m throwing them away.”