There's no question that appeal for a certain collecting interest can drive sales. So much so, explains Susan Mullikin, in her latest Ask the Experts response, that not knowing the identity of an artist, like the one behind a eye-catching Western print, may not deter buyers in the slightest.
The current auction record for a Spitler-decorated item, which was set in 2004, is nearly $1 million. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of little-known facts regarding the life and work of Johannes Spitler (1774-1837).
With the worldwide ban on ivory, it is absolutely essential one can decipher ivory from plastic when it comes to antiques and collectibles. In the latest Ask the Experts column, Dr. G. Marchelos offers a clear caution of closely examining items and seeking documentation, as he fields a reader's inquiry about determining if an...
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan explores how nearly worthless objects can be infused with value – even where none exists – making buyers willing to pay higher prices.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, confirms a reader's suspicions about the identity of chairs tagged oak, but aren't; and he offers insight about value of the chairs.
In response to a subscriber’s inquiry about items he thought might be used for decorating cakes, Dr. Anthony Cavo offers an interesting lesson about die-cut lithographs, in a recent installment of Ask the Experts.
Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan explains why your business is at risk if you are without insurance or are underinsured — even if you only operate a booth in an antiques mall.
Despite our claims to being rational thinkers, the fact is we oft en make important decisions today based on what we have invested in the past. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan shows us why this isn’t always in our best interest.
A uncommon relic from the famous Hindenburg airline of the early 20th century prompts Ask the Experts panel member, Susan Mullikin, to provide a brief history lesson about the iconic airliner.
In his latest pair of evaluations, Dr. G. Marchelos offers valuable historical details about seldom-seen drawings of a WWII ball bearing factory, in the Ask the Experts column.