Art Markets: Art values can be an illusion

It was a snowy New Year’s Eve day, and the appraisers were making a house call. The client was a woman with a family heirloom, a piece of cut and painted paper silhouette art from a genre known by its German name, scherenschnitte.

History’s Jackpot: A great place to start

I had the chance to read Craig Gottlieb’s History’s Jackpot, Investing in Antique Collectibles over the weekend. It’s a brand new book that just came out in October, and Mr. Gottlieb has chosen to use Antique Trader to help get the word out, making him a valuable supporter for Antique Trader...