In his latest Ask the Experts assessment, Dr. G. Marchelos offers insight about a selection of bedroom furniture with value steeped largely in usability.
Wayne Jordan sheds some light on the new and controversial California law regarding the sale of autographed memorabilia. Among the wide-reaching points of this law is that it isn’t necessarily limited to residents of California.
Collectors eagerly pursue Santa Clara Pueblo pottery by Margaret Tafoya. In the latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column, Antoinette Rahn illustrates how truly amazing it is that pieces originally sold for $5 are now often commanding four or more figures.
The Furniture Detective explains how an ornately carved chair could be a one-of-a-kind, partially a product of early 20th century 'carving' shops.
A reader's inquiry about a unique totem pole, purchased in 1947, prompts Ask the Experts' panelist Dr. G. Marchelos to conclude it is a piece of folk art, that may be worth $400-$600.
Using these three fundamental, set-it-and-forget-it antiques marketing tactics can help antiques retailers meet their sales goals.
From dairy tokens and milk cans to milk bottles, cream separators and advertising signs, dairy memorabilia is appealing to a variety of people each driven to dairy for various reasons. Antoinette Rahn explores dairy collectibles in her latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column.
In a recent installment of Ask the Experts, Susan Mullikin presents interesting facts about the era of art history during Napoleon Bonaparte's reign, in responding to a reader's inquiry about prints discovered in the drawer of a bedroom suite.
As antiques businesses grow, they may move from selling at an antique mall or show to a free-standing retail location or sell online. As inventory and transactions increase, it becomes harder to keep track of inventory. Starting your business with an inventory plan, such as a SKU system, reduces problems and makes growth easier.
How can dealers discount prices enough to keep the merchandise moving, but still produce a reasonable profit? In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan has a few suggestions that makes dollars and cents.