Collecting

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...

Modern Vintage Chicago giving a shout-out for handbags

CHICAGO — Vintage handbags galore will be offered up during the April 16-17 Modern Vintage Chicago show. Some of the exclusive handbag collections you’ll see include: Adrienne Astrologo, Lady Bag International – Adrienne wrote the Rizzoli book on handbags and will be showcasing a huge collection of vintage Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Prada, Judith...

Harry Rinker to make guest appearance at Grayslake Market April 10

Antique expert Harry Rinker will be a special guest April 10 at The Grayslake Antique Market, Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, Ill. Rinker will be available to greet collectors and dealers and answer a few questions. Bob Zurko, owner and promoter of the Grayslake Market, made the announcement of the appearance of the well-known writer,...

Monumental Russian art auction during NY “Russian Art Week”

Cretan Icon, Deisis, 17th century: Egg tempera, gold leaf, and gesso on wood panel measuring 7 inches by 15 1/2 inches. Carries a presale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. Photo courtesy Gene Shapiro Auctions. NEW YORK — Gene Shapiro Auctions LLC has announced their Spring Auction of Russian Art will take place April 16, 2011,...