Did you know when shipping glass two boxes are always better than one? Or that cotton gloves used when drying cut glass helps prevent the occurrence of dull finger prints? These tips and more can be found in this guest column by Vickie Matthews.
A reader's inquiry about a unique set of meerschaum pipes prompt Dr. G. Marchelos to provide a brief history lesson, in the latest Ask the Experts column.
In light of the recent announcement of the new eBay Authenticate program, Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan examines some public questions and concerns.
Dr. Anthony Cavo points to the lack of expected wear and tear, as an indication of a 'supposed' 400-year-old box being less-than-authentic, in his latest Ask the Experts column.
Organized and accessible data is at the core of many antiques and collectibles operations today, specifically auction houses. With that, selecting the right type of database for a businesses' needs requires examination and consideration, and Wayne Jordan has a few bits of advice.
A recent letter from a reader prompts Furniture Detective Fred Taylor to share potentially life-saving reminder involving replacement of locks on Lane cedar chests.
For many people, a successful antique or collectible transaction is about price. However, it's not necessarily about haggling, but more about negotiate, explains Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan.
The issue of finding the perfect wedding gift that plagues wedding guests today was less so in the 19th century, when a bride's basket was the go-to gift. Learn more about bride's baskets and their popularity among collectors.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan shares the results of his research and experience involving clearance sales. The advice he shares is not only helpful if you are in the business of selling antiques and collectibles, and are considering an after-the-holidays sale, but, his column is a ‘peek behind the retail...
Finding the right furniture restoration specialist (furniture guy) is as much about what you don't do, as it is about the decisions you do make, states Furniture Detective Fred Taylor.