Kathy Flood surveys America’s top auction houses to see where antique jewelry’s been and where it’s heading. See why vintage watches and large diamonds remain strong sellers. Read More +
WorthPoint will also provide free valuations on the Show’s Appraisal Day and demonstrate its new technologies. The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is the world’s largest indoor antique show, which returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach Feb. 2-6, 2012. Read More +
First edition of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.” All photos courtesy Litchfield County Auctions LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Litchfield County Auctions has announced its Annual Holiday Jewelry & Couture Auction, together with books, historic documents and coins, which will take place … Read More +
Bonhams has announced the Dec. 12, 2011 auction of the Robert Maier collection of Judith Leiber handbags and accessories. The offering boasts more than 250 examples in the shapes of dogs, cats, bears, sea life, floral, vegetables, eggs and fairy tale-inspired items. Read More +
The 62nd Antique Textiles Vintage Fashions Show & Sale, Sept. 5, 2011 at The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Convention Center was a full house of exhibits and also was overflowing with customers happy to find their latest additions to collections of textile oriented antiques. This very unique and specialized show produced by Linda Zukas for over 20 years in the same location three times each year on the Monday of Brimfield Week has been a phenomenal success for customers, dealers and her, all of whom were happy to be there and leave even happier. Read More +
There was strong interest across the board during Litchfield County Auction’s July 20, 2011 American and English Continential auction and much activity was received in all categories of the sale. Paintings, American and Continental furniture, decorations, Americana, folk art, and silver stood at the top of the list. Selling close to 85 percent of the lots offered in the sale, many items grossed well above their high estimate and received a high number of bids.
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Sculpted by the renowned French artist Albert Marque (1872-1939), an extremely rare 1914 portrait doll originally commissioned for the Paris boutique Margaine-Lacroix sold to rousing applause for $168,000 (inclusive of 12 percent buyer’s premium) at Frasher’s July 9 auction. The buyer, who beat out four phone bidders and additional on-site bidders at the KCI-Expo Center in Kansas City, was new to Frasher’s client roster.
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The Sun Newspaper reports that the 25-year-old singer – who is well known for her eccentric tastes – is obsessed with the British TV show where people bring in their valuables to find out their value, and friends have now … Read More +
On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and … Read More +
Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femme pencil drawing was snatched from Weinstein art gallery in San Francisco. A video camera snapshot shows a man who appears to walk with a painting in his arms (right) Art crime is a $6-billion-a-year business. … Read More +