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How I Started Collecting: Reader’s reflect on their first experiences with collecting

From broken soup tureens to granddad's Indian arrowhead hunting trips, Antique Trader subscribers share their most valued memories of their first experiences in collecting. These funny, poignant letters reflect Antique Trader's ongoing effort to foster a new generation's appreciation for the hunt for precious objects. All letters are eligible to win a copy of...

Ming-style vase sets new record at $1.38M

America’s oldest auction house and one of Philadelphia’s oldest business experienced great success March 19 as Freeman’s auction house realized over $4.7 million in their Spring Fine & Decorative Asian Arts auction. With a packed gallery and more than 15 phone lines, the competition was heated for the most prized item of the day,...

Sir Daniel Donohue’s ‘white glove’ collection of fine antiques and precious objects grosses $4 million

The collection of Sir Daniel Donohue, a single-owner estate sold April 4-5, attracted a crowd of more than 200 people to Bonham's Los Angeles saleroom, many of whom traveled from abroad to participate. The remarkable two-day  sale brought more than $4 million and featured nearly 1,000 lots. The entire collection will be sold at...

Fiesta’s 75th anniversary marked in W. Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is celebrating Fiesta dinnerware’s 75th anniversary with an exhibit illustrating the colorful china line’s history. The exhibit, which opened March 31 and runs through June 26, 2011, is entitled “Fiesta: 75th Anniversary, 1936-2011.” It can be viewed at the Culture Center, State Capitol...