White Ironstone China Association hosting auctions for collectors, fundraiser

The 2011 White Ironstone China Association live auction will offer more than 175 pieces of white ironstone china for WICA national convention attendees on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Converence Center in York, Pa. The auction serves as a fundraiser for the association, and provides a greater opportunity for collectors to purchase white ironstone than any other auction venue.
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Charles Denning Clocks: A timeless mystery

All good mysteries need good detectives. In this case, renown Royal China experts Deborah and Dave Folckemer put their sleuthing skills to work to solve a case that has been a long unsolved mystery to Royal China collectors: Why do these Royal China clock plates have both Imperial and Charles Denning markings?
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Ocean Liner and other transportation memorabilia sways bidders into action

Collectors competed for a large assortment of Ocean Liner and Transportation Memorabilia Feb. 3. ‘Deco’ only begins to describe the sale’s top lot, A.M. Cassandre’s celebrated Art Deco poster, "Normandie," in the only known variant without an overprint for a special event or advertising "service regulier," Paris, circa 1938, which sold for $16,800. All prices include 20 percent buyer’s premium.
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Herter, Belter and Meissen: Three generations comprise 101-year-old Mississippi estate

The estate of the late Mrs. Flossie Stallworth, who accumulated many antique and beautiful items over the course of her 101 years, will be sold on-site March 5, 2011 in Quitman, Miss. A pair of Belter chairs is certain to wow the crowd – one being an armchair in the Spring Meyer pattern, the other a beautiful example in the Rosalie pattern. Two etageres are also expected to juice the crowd, one a rosewood Victorian bonnet-top piece by Thomas Brooks, the other a walnut Victorian etagere.
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Retired factory worker learns his ‘blue and white vase’ is a million dollar Ming

A 79-year-old British retired Cadbury chocolate factory worker has just learned his ‘pretty blue and white vase’ that’s sat for years in his modest home is actually a near-perfect Ming vase, which could bring more than $1 million at auction in May 2011. The owner had the vase tucked inside a cardboard box when he brought it to Duke’s Auction for an appraisal.
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Civil War shop owner asks: What makes people think I want to buy their old gold?

Civil War artifact dealer and new Antique Trader columnist Melanie Thomas asks: When did owning an antique store become synonymous with being a pawn shop/thrift shop/junk shop owner? "Dozens of people have called, e-mailed and traipsed through the doors of our Civil War artifact store lately in an attempt to hawk something. Do you see any costume jewelry in here? I don’t either."
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LiveAuctioneers records more than 3.8 million visitors in Q4

LiveAuctioneers.com, the Manhattan-based Internet company that provides an online live-bidding platform reports that during the fourth quarter of 2010, there were more than 3.8 million "absolute unique" visitors to LiveAuctioneers.com. This figure reflects an 87% increase over the comparable quarter of 2009. CEO Julian R. Ellison added that a sizable flow of traffic is being redirected to LiveAuctioneers through search engines
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