Jewelry expert and author Kathy Flood marvels at an unsung hero of the antiques trade: the inventory shipper. From trophy buffalo to Hershey’s Kisses sent to Afghanistan, the shipper knows all and sees all … maybe a little too much.
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Expert Kathy Flood offers a candid update on the often-fickle jewelry market, listing what’s selling and what’s sitting. "Recently I purchased an enameled base-metal pin clip for $15 and sold it for $1,500. If that doesn’t get your juices flowing for jewelry, I don’t know what will. Why, you could even pay for a week of your ungrateful child’s college tuition with such a sale."
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Jewelry author, collector and dealer Kathy Flood lists her favorite types of blue costume jewelry as a side to her look at the 2011 trend of hot blue vintage jewels.
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Influenced by their father’s jewelry engraving experience, Alfeo Verrecchi’s innovation and his brother Gino’s know-how built one of the world’s greatest costume jewelry companies. Gem-Craft cemented its history in American costume jewelry thanks in part to their wonderfully diverse line of Christmas tree pins. The Gem-Craft line was a fixture at Bloomingdale’s, Marshall Field, Saks Fifth Avenue and, soon after, America’s design culture. Read More +
IOLA, Wis. – An exceptional Jadeite collection and items from the Stuart Freeman collection are just some of the 627 remarkable lots now open for bids in Collect.com Auctions Premier Jewelry Auction. Read More +
Collect.com Auctions, in partnership with jewelry specialist Kathy Flood, will open its inaugural online jewelry auction for bids on Oct. 25 with final bids closing Nov. 11. The sale features more than 500 lots of collectible jewelry including fine jadeite, … Read More +
In an interview covering ocean liner memorabilia, theatrical producer Steve Hickson told me for most collectors in that category, their ‘gateway drug’ is the original Titanic flick. Read More +
Collect.com Auctions, in partnership with jewelry specialist Kathy Flood, will open its inaugural online jewelry auction for bids on Oct. 25 with final bids closing Nov. 11. The sale features more than 500 lots of collectible jewelry including fine jadeite, diamond, silver, gold, designer costume pieces, as well as Victorian, Art Deco and cameos. Read More +
Times, they are a-changing. Having just returned from the Brimfield show, I can’t help but make note of the differences between the 1999 and 2010 shows, the only two I have attended. The changes came as a shock. Read More +
The NJ/METRO chapter of VFCJ (Vintage Fashion Costume Jewelry) will host the club member’s semi-annual Mini Convention, show and sale on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. This jewelry show, open to the public at no fee, will … Read More +