Antiques expert Ralph Kovel dies

Sad news from Cleveland… Ralph M. Kovel, nationally known antiques author and expert, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, in Cleveland. In the early 1950s, Kovel came up with the idea of publishing a book that indexed antiques by the factory-specific … Read More +

From Barbie to barbed wire…

Barbie, Thomas Kinkade, Stickley, Double Eagle, Stradivarius, Whitetail What do these items all have in common? Their collectible value, millions of enthusiasts worldwide and they can now be insured. With the addition of a new insurance carrier, Collectibles Insurance Services … Read More +

All washed up?

“This is the day we wash our clothes, wash our clothes, wash our clothes.  This is the day we wash our clothes so early Wednesday morning.” I was perusing the news wires for auction tidbits today and came across an … Read More +