Collecting

Haviland collectors to converge on Chicago June 16-19

CHICAGO – Haviland Collectors International Foundation (HCIF) will hold its 20th annual conference at the Embassy Suites, Rosemont, Ill., June 16-19, 2011. Highlights of the conference include special exhibitions, lectures, workshops, Show and Tell, an auction and an all-Haviland Show and Sale open to the public with free admission Sunday, June 19.  Haviland Limoges...

Red Wing Stoneware Collectors Society teaming up with Antique Trader

The Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) is partnering with Antique Trader to promote its 35th annual National Convention in Red Wing, Minn., July 7-9, 2011.  Starting June 1, contestants may enter the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Red Wing collectors prize package: a 2011-2012 annual membership in the...

John Bell covered butter crock, circa 1850, sells for $1,700

This John Bell covered butter crock sold for $1,700 at the Horst Auction Center of Ephrata, Pa., Jan 22, 2011. The circa 1850 antique stoneware crock is signed “John Bell / Waynesboro” and measures 8 inches in diameter by 5 inches high. Its lid measures 9-1/4 inches in diameter by 1-3/4 inches  high. The...

Heisey Collectors of America to celebrate 40th anniversary

NEWARK, Ohio – The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the Heisey Collectors of America (HCA); they will be marking the occasion with a celebration at their national convention June 16-18.  The HCA was formed in 1971 to promote the study and collecting of Heisey glass, produced by the A.H. Heisey Glass Company...

Jay Jay French’s Pinkburst Project unites rival guitar makers at May 1 Skinner Inc charity auction

Skinner’s May 1 charity auction is helping rocker Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister fight childhood blindness through The Pinkburst Project. The project features 13 pink, custom-made guitars crafted by such leading brands as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Martin. Pinkburst also includes 12 custom pink amplifiers built by Marshall, Hartke, Vox and other industry...

Antiques, Modern and Asian art in online sale, ends May 4

LITCHFIELD, Ct. – More than 1,000 lots of fresh to the market quality property collected from distinguished New York and Connecticut estates and private collections will be sold in an online sale that ends May 4. Litchfield County Auctions‘ (LCA) Online Spring Sale focuses on Modernism, ethnographic and Asian art and antiques, and also...

Vintage watch and antique clock collectors offer workshops and 900 tables of sellers, June 8-12, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Heart of America Chapter, #36, of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, will host the Annual Clock and Watch Collectors Convention at the Overland Park Convention Center, from June 8-12, 2011. This annual convention will see possibly 2,000 members participating in educational programs, displays, clock and watch...