Historic Preservation

Asheford Institute of Antiques films TV pilot for fall 2011

The field of antiques-related television shows will add at least one more in the fall as experts from the Asheford Institute of Antiques (AIA) team up to roll-out a half-hour pilot TV show tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2011. AIA is a professional-level, distance learning program on antiques, collectibles and appraising....

A slow economic recovery hurts archive preservation, too

The last year saw many historical auctions perform better than most auctioneers and industry spotters could have ever predicted. This growing trend doesn’t get a lot of critical attention in the mainstream media, well, except for the six-figure price tags. It appears our nation’s history is being sold off to the highest (private) bidder....

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...

Event group agrees to promote new Madison Bouckville Antiques Show

During an organizational meeting Nov. 17 of the Madison Bouckville Antique Dealers Association it was announced The Results Group, a Syracuse, NY based event marketing firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to lease the site of the former Madison Bouckville Antique Show. The Results Group will be promoting an antique festival as part of...

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...