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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...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: First Ever Auction of Vintage Marbles

DENVER, Pa. – Marble collectors will be gathering at Morphy’s gallery on Saturday as the Pennsylvania company presents at auction more than 300 lots of marbles, boxed sets and affinity items. The inventory includes early handmade, transitional and machine-made marbles, as well as coveted boxed sets and novelties. Internet live bidding will be available...

$48 million forgery claim rocking contemporary art world

Fine and contemporary art collectors are just now discovering that a years-long  scam passed forgeries of important 20th-century paintings through major antiques auction houses such as Christie’s in London. The Observer broke the news yesterday and claims the forgeries are so exact many collectors are seeking extra reassurances their investments are authentic. The Observer...

The numbers are in and ArtPrize wins

The numbers are in, and they prove what everybody already knows — a lot of people liked ArtPrize 2010. ArtPrize is a 19 day international urban art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read the rest of guest blogger Caroline Ashleigh’s commentary. Caroline Ashleigh is the founder of Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC, a firm...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...

Appraiser Caroline Ashleigh pays respect to major Hollywood memorabilia sale on her new blog

The collecting world has been buzzing since it was announced Christie’s would sell Debbie Reynolds‘ vast Hollywood memorabilia collection next year. The collection is the penultimate grouping of Hollywood couture, costumes and artifacts ever assembled. Reynolds started collecting the items at age 30, defying critics who called the items – ranging from a pair...

Ceramic Arts Studio convention Aug. 28

My first exposure to items made by Madison, Wis., Ceramic Arts Studio took place at an auction just last year. I was surprised when two bidders both held their numbers high, unwavering, in an effort to claim a pair of ceramic cat figures. The figures soared to $240, leaving a room full of turning...

Record set for Lalanne sculptures

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) announces Francois-Xavier Lalanne Singes Attentifs SI & SII, sold for a record price of $199,062 (estimate $100,000-$125,000) and was the top lot in the May 23 Modern Art & Design Auction. The artist’s daughter, Marie, was on hand to witness the sale and posed for...