Antiquities

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....

Collecting clubs, societies ready for 2011 activities

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Antiques and collectibles collecting clubs and societies are making plans earlier than usual for their 2011 shows and conventions. The Association of Collecting Clubs (ACC) already has well over 500 club events posted on their Club-Sponsored Events Calendar. According to Larry Krug, ACC co-founder, the club-Sponsored Events Calendar is the only...

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...

Skinner announces new blog

Skinner Inc., one of the world’s premier auction houses, has announced a launch of their new blog. With galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Mass., Skinner is a leading auctioneer and appraiser of antiques and fine art. The auction house conducts auctions year-round in both locations. Skinner’s specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts,...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Little Bighorn flag

Custer’s Last Flag at Little Bighorn – Will it fetch $5M? 134 years ago, General George Armstrong Custer, the ‘pride’ of Michigan, led the 7th Cavalry into battle against the Lakota Sioux and the Northern Cheyanne near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. It was not Custer’s finest hour. Read about the Little Bighorn...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...