Antique Theft

Reward offered for stolen Taylor Cook doorstop

The owner is offering a $300 reward for information leading to the return of a stolen doorstop and the arrest of those who stole it. The missing doorstop is a Taylor Cook No. 1, copyright 1930. It was stolen while on display at the Elm Bank Reservation Antiques Show and Sale...

A slow economic recovery hurts archive preservation, too

The last year saw many historical auctions perform better than most auctioneers and industry spotters could have ever predicted. This growing trend doesn’t get a lot of critical attention in the mainstream media, well, except for the six-figure price tags. It appears our nation’s history is being sold off to the...

$48 million forgery claim rocking contemporary art world

Fine and contemporary art collectors are just now discovering that a years-long  scam passed forgeries of important 20th-century paintings through major antiques auction houses such as Christie’s in London. The Observer broke the news yesterday and claims the forgeries are so exact many collectors are seeking extra reassurances their investments are...