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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,...

Spring doll sale has fine ladies, bebes, French fashions

DENVER, Pa. – French, German and American dolls from several long-time collections will be showcased in Morphy Auctions‘ April 2, 2011 Spring Doll Sale. Comprising 446 lots, the auction has been cataloged by Morphy’s Fine Doll specialist, Jan Foulke, who is known not only for her exceptional knowledge of antique and vintage dolls, but...