Museum-quality Old Master paintings offered with music boxes, furniture, estate jewelry, Oriental antiques and watches offered Jan. 24, 2012 in New England. Read More +
More than 1,100 lots of mostly fresh-to-the-market items – including a Civil War Whitworth sharpshooter’s rifle and a New Orleans-made percussion cap derringer gun – will be sold on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 by Crescent City Auction Gallery. Read More +
Collectors are starting to tiptoe back into the pottery market as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pfaltzgraff, initially produced on a small potter’s wheel and kiln on a 21-acre homestead in York County, Pa., during the early 1800s.
Pfaltzgraff’s milestone bicentennial is also testimony to the power this respected brand has and its ability to change with the times, and repeatedly give consumers a useful and aesthetic product for any finicky dinner table. Read More +
Made between 1818 and 1830, dark blue printed historical America transferwares are highly regarded because they illustrate important places and commemorate historical events of the early republic. Read More +
NEWMAN GROVE, Neb. — Beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 8, the Community Center, downtown Newman Grove, Neb., will be the site of a one-day estate-auction event clearing the collections of Ron Wiese and the late Jackie Wiese. Fowlkes Realty & … Read More +
Three major collections were up for auction this September as part of the 2,700 lots featured, the first of which was the Putnam Green Collection. This outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. & German Military Arms set records for four genres. The first record of this collection was a rare early production U.S. Colt Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol serial number 33 selling for $109,250 a world record for a U.S. Colt 1911 Army, making it the top lot of the auction. Read More +
From its inception in 1998, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire has lived up to its mission to encourage people to buy and sell treasures from the past. Allen Michaan, the fair’s founder and president, recognized a great opportunity for a wide-ranging antiques event when the Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997. Read More +
The White Ironstone China Association’s April 28-May 1, 2011 convention featured a number of talks relating to new discoveries and research on forms, styles and adaptations. Collector Jane Diemer held a presentation on the images from the National Archives in England and collector Bob Hohl gave a talk on "Ironstone Crossovers," with a display of some of the body styles that started out in white ironstone and then were decorated in Tea Leaf, Flow Blue, or Transfer.
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Sèvres porcelain was favored by European royalty, the aristocracy of the 19th century, and the 20th century’s great collectors. Its story begins in 1708, when, following frenzied experimentation, as German alchemist Johann Bottger discovered the formula for strong, delicate, translucent hard-paste porcelain. Learn more about this exquisite art and how the market treats the difference between Sèvres and Sèvres-style porcelain.
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Speaking of Dolls columnist Sherry Minton advises all buyers of vintage and antique dolls to inspect a doll’s body before it is purchased. There’s no telling what repairs, swaps and new parts that could have been added to the doll – all of which can change the doll’s value.
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