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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...

Which celebs’ sigs are faked? Top 10 list of most dangerous vintage celebrity autographs

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Buyers beware: many alleged Babe Ruth autographs are bogus, many purported Elvis Presley signatures should be marked “return to sender.”   Over half of the signatures of some famous sports, historical and entertainment figures submitted in 2010 to PSA/DNA Authentication Services of Santa Ana, Calif. were judged to be fakes.  Babe...

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...

It’s time to Sell! Sell! Sell! that antiques inventory

Sell! Sell! Sell! Wayne Jordan finally says out loud what many dealers and collectors are thinking when they enter certain shops and malls all over the country. Antiques dealers, why not sell your languishing stock as fast as you can to buy up the fresh merchandise that you can sell at a profit. Admit...

Reinvention a key to antiques business survival

Leave it to Wayne Jordan to cover thousands of dealers and find the one who is reinventing her business with her customer in mind. Jordan’s coverage of the great Hillsville, Va., antique flea and gun show has a nice interview with K.C. and Cheryl Jones, owners of Cabin in the Woods Early Primitives. As...