Strong public demand and “limited” supply present a solid hedge against shifting metals prices.
Ever wonder about the prices paid behind recent record-breaking auctions? This free webcast talks about how to invest in art, antiques, diamonds, wine, celebrity memorabilia and rare, historical objects.
Sometimes collectors yearn for the unusual. They search for items that appeal to their sense of whimsy, or perhaps items that reflect cultural and historical values that may not have been thought of as collectible. Here you'll meet collectors of the weird: funerary items, dental or medical items, prisoner art, condom tins, neckties, corkscrews,...
With the lifetime gift tax exemption scheduled to drop from $5 million to $1 million on Jan. 1, 2013, collectors are scuffling to pass on as much tax-free wealth as possible to their children and heirs. But be careful. When it comes to gifting collections, both collectors and appraisers need to move cautiously.
The Roy Rogers Ranch, owned by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, two of the most popular cowboy and cowgirl entertainers, will be auctioned on July 12, 2012 in Tulsa, Okla. Collectible Roy Rogers’ possessions and memorabilia will also be sold separately at the auction.
An entire industry has evolved to meet the needs of wine lovers: They join wine clubs, read wine reviews, take wine classes, enjoy winery tours, frequent wine festivals and savor wine tastings. But how does a wine enthusiast become a wine collector? Slowly, advises several experts. These tips will help you become a...
An auction aimed toward new and seasoned collectors featuring modern and contemporary photography as well as property benefiting the estate of gay rights activist, war veteran and Victorian Alliance of San Francisco member Archibald John Wilson takes place June 24, 2012 at Bonhams.
Antique Trader Editor Eric Bradley is a featured guest speaker for the Investment Masters Symposium on alternative investments at MoneyShow San Francisco, Aug. 24-26, 2012.
Columnist Wayne Jordan recently had a nice chat with Chip Averwater, author of "Retail Truths, The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing." A retail "truth" is something that can only be discovered through experience. You can't learn these truths in business school. Here are 10 of Jordan's favorite retail “truths” and how they might help you...
What drives collecting among the wealthy: fully half in a recent survey said the item they valued the most in their collection was because of personal sentimental value. Learn more about how the wealthy collect and why most intend to increase what they spend on valuable antiques and collectibles in 2012.