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Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....

Enter to win one of two American Pickers Season One DVD sets

Starting Jan. 1, we’re giving contestants of the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes a chance to win one of two copies of American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 DVD set Join Frank and Mike on their cross-country adventures with your very own copy of the American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 three disc set....

Asheford Institute of Antiques films TV pilot for fall 2011

The field of antiques-related television shows will add at least one more in the fall as experts from the Asheford Institute of Antiques (AIA) team up to roll-out a half-hour pilot TV show tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2011. AIA is a professional-level, distance learning program on antiques, collectibles and appraising....

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 highest (private) bidder....

Which celebs’ sigs are faked? Top 10 list of most dangerous vintage celebrity autographs

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Buyers beware: many alleged Babe Ruth autographs are bogus, many purported Elvis Presley signatures should be marked “return to sender.”   Over half of the signatures of some famous sports, historical and entertainment figures submitted in 2010 to PSA/DNA Authentication Services of Santa Ana, Calif. were judged to be fakes.  Babe...

Estimated at $10K, Dragon jar soars to $7.6M

SAN FRANCISCO — A blue and white porcelain Dragon jar sold for $7,658,000 in the Fine Asian Works of Art sale Dec. 13 at Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco. The 360-lot sale brought more than $19 million with the vast majority of the lots fetching multiples of their estimates. The excitement in the...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Steve Martin on the allure of art

Steve Martin: The Comic Actor/Writer Talks About the Allure of Art, the Hazards of Collecting, and His New Novel About the Art World Martin’s main character in his new book, Lacey Yeager, is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing...