A 50 percent jump in the quantity of auctions, a nearly 70 percent increase in the number of unique bidders, 40 percent growth in gross merchandise sales, coupled with several technological advancements led to a record breaking second quarter of 2015 for Invaluable.
Morphy Auctions continues its expansion efforts, with the recent acquisition of the Advertising, Toy, Doll Division of James D. Julia. The move allows Julia's the opportunity to grow other areas of their business, while ensuring their loyal consignors will be in good hands, explained James D. Julia.
The late William "Bill" Johnson's lifelong acquisition of unique, eclectic and ordinary items, will come to market July 10-11 and July 24-25. During the two session auction, to be presented by John McInnis Auctioneers, items including Americana, toys, banks, clocks, abandoned railroad cars, and a 1776 tavern will be up for bid.
Good news for storekeepers: Wayne Jordan evaluates the evidence of buyers shopping online, but buying in bricks-and-mortar stores, where they can touch, feel and try before they make their purchases.
Antique Trader is once again teaming up with Heritage Auctions to host the 7th Annual Favorite Finds contest. The contest calls on people to share stories of discovering treasured antiques and collectibles, for a chance to win a $500 auction credit at Heritage Auctions.
A Boston policeman's recent discovery of a Quahog pearl in his bowl of soup resulted in the sale of the uncommon saltwater find for $16,500 at auction.
For one day only, June 14, in celebration of Flag Day, Winterthur is placing on display the rare Commander-in-Chief Flag, which reportedly “accompanied General Washington everywhere he went.”
Albert Einstein will be represented during Profiles in History's June 3 auction, as 25 lots of documents and memorabilia associated with Einstein, including letters to family, are set for sale.
In the latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan points out the troubles that can arise from lax record keeping when purchasing items for your collections. Should you ever sell, Uncle Sam will be expecting his share of the profit.
The circus is coming town, in a matter of speaking. During The World Wide Circus Summit 2015, in Springfield, Mass. July 14-18, Enquirer Printing Company of Newtown, Ohio, will be offering a large collection of circus memorabilia for sale.