More than 300 Red Wing stoneware and pottery collectors attended the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) MidWinter GetTogether Feb. 10-12 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A colorful Pop Art banner by artist Tom Wesselmann (Am. 1931-2004) earned $15,990 during a Feb. 26 sale of more than 365 lots, of market-fresh fine and decorative arts from estates and collections from coast to coast.
A rare portrait flask of George Washington and Henry Clay, made circa 1840-1860 by Bridgeton Glass Works, was sold for $52,650 Feb. 1, 2012 by Norman C. Heckler & Co. The portrait flask was the top lot in a session that grossed around $440,000. “Glass as an antique collecting category has drawn interest from...
Double-sided porcelain signs and die-cut cardboard advertising displays topped a March 2, 2012 vintage gasoline advertising auction in Illinois. The top lot of the day was a rare Penn-Empire gasoline sign, one of only a handful known, which sold for $6,875.
Whether we live in a tract house or a country estate, a trailer or a condo with a patio, we can use antiques and collectibles outside to mold our outdoor world into a thing of beauty. Here are some of the popular antique garden trends as seen by retailers this year.
Roland Auction, located at 80 East 11th St, New York, will sell the estate of Dame Celia Lipton Farris, queen of Palm Beach Society and beloved philanthropist, March 17, 2012.
Shoppers turned out in force at the 2012 Richmond Extravaganza, which featured about 100 exhibiting dealers at The Showplace Feb. 24-26; the event drew more shoppers this year than it has in any of the past five.
Although many products associated with furniture care and restoration recommend steel wool in their instructions you should avoid using steel wool on antique furniture. In the furniture trade, steel wool’s use is limited to producing results after a finish has been applied, not before and never during.
Readers respond to a letter complaining about dealers who brag about lucrative margins, but refute claims dealers rip off customers when making a profit.
A Chinese gilt-bronze seated Buddha statue soared to $143,000 at a multi-estate Asian auction. Bids came in from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.