Business booming for the Warhol brand

“Christmas Wreath,” circa 1955-1962 by Andy Warhol.

For Andy Warhol, art and business were separated only by a hyphen. In his 1975 book, “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B & Back Again,” the artist speculated that art was a business, and that business was art. He later added, “Good business was the best art.” Read More +

More than 2,000 dealers turn out for Madison Bouckville Antiques Week 2012

Madison Bouckville Antiques Festival 2012

The little hamlet of Bouckville had its front yards, hay fields and pastures covered with tents filled with antiques for many thousands of shoppers Aug. 11-19. Ranging in size from one exhibiting dealer in front of a single house in the center of the village to the biggest field known as the Madison Bouckville Antiques Festival with about 500 exhibitors, there were antiques of all varieties for the shoppers to peruse and purchase. Read More +

Weather doesn’t keep Kutztown shoppers From Renninger’s Pennsylvania Extravaganza

antiques dealer Tom Heisey

Collectors hit the Renninger’s Extravaganza in Kutztown, Pa., for unusual finds, with smalls and advertising finding a willing crowd. “We had really good traffic in spite of less-than-perfect weather,” said Jim Renninger, describing his Spring show. “The dealers said they were selling well and we had nearly full capacity with the pavilions and buildings sold out of space.” Read More +

Top tier pedal car and toy collection offered live and online at Showtime

Moxie soda pedal car

Over 2,000 lots of investment-grade antiques and collectibles from over 100 consignors will change hands March 30 to April 1 in Showtime Auction Services’ spring sale. In addition to pedal cars and toys, the auction will feature banks, pottery, Wave Crest, trade signs, advertising signs, folk art, soda fountain, Coca-Cola, Western, Native American, country store, paintings, farm signs, match safes, tip trays, whiskey and breweriana. Read More +

Wheaton Haunted Halloween Flea Market mixes costumes, celebrities and collectibles

wheaton-halloween-flea-toolbox

“This is more of a ‘happening’ than just shopping experience,” said one visitor as she entered the DuPage County Fairgrounds for the First Annual Wheaton, Ill., Haunted Halloween All-Niter Market Oct. 29. Promoter
Bob Zurko pulled out all the stops as he offered a fairgrounds full of vendors with collectable goodies along with a varied schedule of attractions including a costume ball, live bands, hay rides, a beer garden, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, an autograph table stocked with movie/TV stars and WWF wrestlers. Read More +