Transcending race and culture, Transformers enjoy global appeal. Uber-collector Mark Bellomo shares the stories behind his toy obsessions, as well as some practical advice.
Touch connects us to objects in a personal way. Although it’s prudent for dealers to lock away small, high-priced items that are easy to steal, in his latest Behind the Gavel column Wayne Jordan shares research showing that customers buy more when they’re allowed to touch the goods.
Nearly 145 years after then 20-something Simon Tissot Dupont founded S.T. Dupont company, its luxury lighters spark interest in collectors.
A church cleaning session resulted in the unexpected discovery of a Red Wing four-gallon water cooler, which in his latest Ask the Experts assessment Dr. Anthony J. Cavo said may be bring $600 to $700 in a crock auction or sale.
A specimen of crystalized gold on quartz mined from the Sixteen to One Gold Mine in California is pegged to command at least $40,000, during Heritage Auctions' June 2 Nature & Science Signature Auction.
A unique piece of history is among the headlining lots of Crescent City Auction Gallery's June 4-5 auction. The item, a 'lady of the evening' box, featuring the 'essentials' of a prostitute of the 1900s heads into the auction with an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000.
The wonderful and often whimsical world of children's books entrance youth today, just as in the 19th century. In addition to those who enjoy them purely for the tales and adventures, children's literature is a fascinating collecting interest. In this 7 Essentials column, some essential tips and information about children's books and collecting them...
Sometimes, for no other reason than to say “I’m thinking of you,” people send a card. Print Editor Karen Knapstein discusses how postcards fit the bill in the past, and how these vintage greetings can become special gifts today.
The American Political Items Collectors (APIC) will host its annual convention July 6-10, and for the first time, will open the show portion of the convention to the public.
Dick Greve's passion for antique and vintage pens began after he received letters from his mother nearly every day of his military service during the Vietnam War. On May 20, his lifetime collection (500+ pens) will come before bidders, during J. Levine Auction & Appraisal's Vintage Pen Auction.