In his latest Behind the Gavel column Wayne Jordan explores the reasons why the old adage "collect what you love" is the core lesson in collecting, and why putting more weight on the investment value can be a misstep.
All the material goods in our lives, from safety pins to houses, can be divided into three value categories: the Transient, the Durable and Rubbish.
The Andersonburg Soldiers Orphan School, one of Pennsylvania's Civil War-era orphan schools, will be sold Sept. 22, 2012. A star lot of the auction will be a tattered flag for the orphanage. The building is packed with antiques such as decorated stoneware, transferware and white ironstone, silver, books and ephemera, toys, vintage clothes and...
An extensive collection of fine art produced by artists at Maine's Monhegan islands will be featured at auction Aug. 25-26, 2012. Artists have frequented this secluded Maine island over the past 150 years, and their resulting works have been sought after by museums and collectors ever since.