In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan explains why, when the time comes for dealers to attach a monetary value to their “most valuable asset,” most sellers are shocked to learn their customer base has little to no monetary value.
An elegant Art Nouveau RStK Amphora portrait vase is among a wide variety of porcelain pieces featured in John Moran's Nov. 15 Decorative Arts auction.
In addressing a reader's inquiry about vintage baskets purchased while in Saudi Arabia, Susan Mullikin identifies some as representative of historic forms: a snake charmer basket and Moses basket. All told the selection of baskets may bring at least a few hundred dollars, Mullikin explained.
A pair of 19th century Levi denim overalls, sporting four pockets — including two in the front, with a watch/coin pocket inside one of the pockets, and a single back pocket, is attracting widespread interest ahead of the Nov. 5 sale at Daniel Buck Auctions.
A portion of a renowned California silver collection, amassed by a late physics professor of California State University, will come before bidders Nov. 4. The sale is being presented by Witherell's.