In an effort to better inform the public of valuable qualification standards for appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America, and the International Society of Appraisers, have partnered in the "Circle of Trust" initiative.
For grown-ups who wish to instill a fondness for reading — and share adventures with young people — don't overlook the power of the comic book.
At $26 for 26 issues, Antique Trader is a smart investment for a magazine that’s packed with informative and entertaining information on antiques and collectibles.
Water Street Vintage offers a wide variety of antiques and collectibles at reasonable prices, including antique and vintage furniture, decor, antique glass and ceramics, sporting collectibles, stoneware, and upcycled art.
I love attending estate auctions. You never know what you will find. So many times, you don’t know you will like or want something until you see it. The latest auction I went to, I took it a step further and didn’t realize I wanted something until after I bought it!
Although auction houses are tight-lipped about the commissions they charge to sellers, their buyer’s premiums are publicly advertised, but you can be sure that whenever buyer’s premiums go up, the commissions received from sellers have gone down.
All the material goods in our lives, from safety pins to houses, can be divided into three value categories: the Transient, the Durable and Rubbish.
As a collector, you are probably guided by your own tastes rather than the market, but the clever collector is always aware of trends, even if he or she despises them.
Thanks to Lark Mason's position as an expert, appraiser, author and television personality on the PBS series “The Antiques Roadshow,” the founder of iGavel Auctions anticipates the following collecting trends.
That means your desk was made after that since not much fancy furniture was made during the War. Colby’s was mostly a furniture retailer, having closed its factory in the 1920s.