Unlike the weather, successful shopping can be predicted at Madison-Bouckville’s Antique Week

For one week, every summer, for the past 40+ years the community of Bouckville, N.Y. transformers into a haven for antiques and collectibles aficionados. People come from far and wide to experience Antique Week, set for Aug. 11-17, and in a Q&A with John Mancino, president of Madison-Bouckville Promotions, we learn some secrets to this celebrated tradition. Read More +

Auction Drag: The bane of auctioneers

“Auction drag,” when supply outstrips demand by a considerable amount, is a lever that bidders can use to squeeze the best deals from an auction. Auction drag is what auctioneers strive to avoid and bidders patiently wait for. In his latest Behind the Gavel column Wayne Jordan shares a recent account and illustrates why those who persevere are the biggest winners. Read More +