How to Get Search Engines to Pick Up Your Inventory – Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan shows us why as Internet search engines get better at promoting ‘content,’ antiques dealers who take the time to write good descriptions – or even slightly better descriptions – may find their website rank improving significantly.
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More than 300 Red Wing collectors once again braved snowy roads to attend the recent Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) MidWinter GetTogether. Sellers reported improved sales over last year’s event, with a stoneware cow and calf figure taking top lot honors top lots in the GetTogether auction when it sold for $2,300.
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A selection of unusual Chinese antiques found during an episode of "Storage Wars" will cross the block March 5-6 at at Don Presley’s gallery in Orange, Calif. Presley, who has conducted on-air appraisals for Storage Wars, received the Asian consignment from David Hester, whom he jokingly describes as the "villain" among the regulars appearing on A&E’s popular Wednesday night show. Hester’s storage-locker find includes an extensive selection of Chinese ivory necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants; rhino- and buffalo-horn pendants, and a pair of foo dogs. Collectively, their value is estimated to be as much as $10,000. Read More +
A recently discovered diary/sketchbook from counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb is just one of hundreds of quality, fresh-to-the-market lots in a rainbow of categories will cross the block the weekend of Mar. 4-6. The sale also feature a group of a dozen original Star Wars figures and a nice collection of cast-iron still banks and toys including Arcade, Hubley and Kenton.
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OLD GREENWICH, Conn. – The Ephemera Society of America and Flamingo Eventz, LLC, announce Ephemera 31 – the 31st annual Ephemera Society of America International Paper Fair and Conference – will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, Conn. March 18-20, 2011. Treat yourself to a special weekend of conferences, presentations & the finest Ephemera fair in America! Read More +
The doldrums of the decoy market finally seemed to break, helping Copely Fine Art sell more than $1.5 million in its inaugural winter auction, Jan. 17. Kicking off Americana Week, the sale surpassed its $1.1-$1.75 million estimate for its offering of paintings, decoys, and other related folk art.
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Russian lacquered boxes, miniature painted works of art that developed from icon painting in the 18th century, abound in depictions of folklore, fairy tales, costumes and traditions. There are four distinct styles, represented by four schools of Russian lacquer art, which are named for the villages of their creation, Fedoskino, Palekh, Mystera, and Kholui. Read More +
Longtime collector, columnist and member of the Post Mark Collectors Club, Paul Petosky is usually occupied with finding relics from Michigan’s postal history. Hidden deep in his vast collection is an astounding group of vintage and obsolete postmarks from a fast fading era. Read More +
IOLA, Wis. – An exceptional Jadeite collection and items from the Stuart Freeman collection are just some of the 627 remarkable lots now open for bids in Collect.com Auctions Premier Jewelry Auction. Read More +
MATTHEWS, N.C. – As many as 2,000 quality lots of militaria, guns, ammo and hunting and fishing collectibles are being offered in an online auction that ends Nov. 20 by SoldUSA.com, the premier Internet collectibles auction site. Read More +