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    • Apr 8 2009
    • 8 Apr 2009

    Establishing Provenance Means More Money

    Do you have any evidence that Washington slept on that bed you want to sell? What about the satin bustier? Did it give more oomph to Mae West’s figure? More curves to Madonna’s? Did that painting really hang in Winston Churchill’s study?

    If the answers are “yes,” then you’ve got great provenance.

    • Nov 13 2008
    • 13 Nov 2008

    Mining for Book Treasures

    Why amass book collectibles? What drives some of us to fill our homes from floor to ceiling with books, to haunt bookshops, book fairs and auctions to acquire more and then cast forth again to seek yet more? Well, mainly, many of us who collect do so because we love books, and we like to have them around us within easy reach.

    • Aug 26 2008
    • 26 Aug 2008

    Venini Art Glass

    The famous Venini glassworks was established in 1921 by Paolo Venini on the island of Murano near Venice.

    • Aug 18 2008
    • 18 Aug 2008

    Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction Ploys

    To bid or not to bid, that is the question. Then there are the little matters of how much to bid and when. News travels fast in the collectibles, antiques and art markets

    • Jul 28 2008
    • 28 Jul 2008

    Finding Art And Collectibles in All the Right Places

    You can buy valuable art and collectibles in all kinds of places—galleries, hotel ballrooms, even roadside tents. Knowing how different auctions operate can help you acquire the best pieces at fair prices or at least, protect you from overpaying.

    • Apr 6 2008
    • 6 Apr 2008

    Licensed to Loot

    On 9 April 2008, Sotheby’s are auctioning a Sikh armour plate in their ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ sale. It is just one artifact of many in the category, but the one that has caused the most stir, mainly for religious reasons more than heritage ones.

    • Apr 5 2008
    • 5 Apr 2008

    The Sikh Armour and the Auction House

    Last week I read about Sotheby’s upcoming auction on 9 April 2008, where up for sale is Lot No. 269, “A Rare Sikh Steel Armour Plate, North West India/Pakistan, 18th Century” that might have once belonged to the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh (1675-1708).

    • Mar 28 2008
    • 28 Mar 2008

    The Victorian Age

    The Victorian Age began in 1837 when Queen Victoria ascended the British throne and lasted up to her death in 1901. It was an era of rapid industrial development and social changes, and you can see this by studying the toys of the period.