“The bottom line is that service and value will always sell, and Heritage specializes in the very best of both,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions in regards to the firm’s record $806 million in gross sales. U.S. Coins continue to be the backbone of the company with the category registering an impressive $196 million auction total. Vintage Comics and Comic Art bore direct witness to the evolution of the category into a true investment quality asset, posting north of $26 million, a 13 percent improvement over 2010, which had already set the record for any auction house. Read More +
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. Read More +
Because we live in a culture fascinated by youth and addicted to everything electronic, there is one species fending off, as best it can, the threat of extinction. I’ll call this genus the antiques dealer. If Darwin is correct, adaptation is tantamount to our species’ survival.
After a trip to England and realizing 90 percent of the antique dealers “across the pond” had gone the way of the buffalo, I was determined to survive. The minute we landed back in the states, our website was updated to a more “Google-friendly” platform and now oozes with SEO keywords, enabling us to be “found” by those persnickety search engines. Read More +
The Gallery at Japan Society considers this phenomenon from March 16 to June 10, 2012 in “Deco Japan: Shaping Modern Culture, 1920-1945.”
The exhibition assembles fine examples of the sophisticated craftsmanship and design one associates with Japan-in ceramics, lacquerware, glass, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, painting, and lithography – contextualized by colorful ephemera and goods mass-produced for the modern home. Read More +
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – The estate of the late Duke Louis d’Antin – a French-born nobleman who led a rich and interesting life prior to his passing earlier this year, who furnished his Key Biscayne, Fla., home with the finest … Read More +
>This article was originally published in Antique Trader >>Get it delivered for just a $1 an issue! This oil on canvas Paris street scene painting by Maurice Utrillo could bring $80,000-$100,000. More News & Articles Yellin hanging light brings $6,250 … Read More +
Gold is the commodity on everyone’s minds these days, and bidders could very well strike pay dirt over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-4, 2011 when southern California auctioneer Don Presley offers nuggets and other specimens from the private collection of a retired professional prospector. Read More +
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Martin Codina is the CEO of Fine Estate Liquidation, Inc., a San Rafael, Calif., business that has been serving the San Francisco Bay area with on-site estate sales, estate buyouts and auction placement services since 1996. Read More +
The variety of human expressions cast as jewelry is vast. So are values, styles and quality. Technically, a face pin might be a museum-quality cameo carving worth thousands of dollars or a major plastic physiognomy by Elzac’s Elliot Handler. In this column jewelry expert Kathy Flood reviews the use, art and values of faces in figural costume jewelry. Read More +
A large 1920’s Acoma Pueblo olla realized $8,000 and a Ramses figural perfume in the shape of a sphinx sold for $7,000 in Cordier Antiques & Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction in Camp Hill, Pa., June 11-12, 2011. Other highlights of the sale included a Bakelite figural pin in the form of a pumpkin for $5,000 and a Herend dinner service for $6,500.
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