THURMONT, Md. — Estate sales are not just about mossy mansions and hopeful heirs. They are sometimes living auctions, which either garner ready cash or clear out extensive collections to make way for more.
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You are about to read the worst act by an Antiques Roadshow appraiser you will ever read. Read More +
Interest in buttons, as historic artifacts and pieces of artwork, gained nationwide attention in the 1930s. Collecting buttons soon became the number one hobby among women and No. 3 overall (after coins and stamps). Although times were hard and money scarce, many people still seemed to have boxes of buttons in attics. Read More +
You’ve probably seen those old cast iron seal presses sitting on a lawyer’s desk or in a courthouse office. You may have noticed you see them less frequently than you did 20 or 30 years ago. Inked stamps have replaced embossed seals for 99 percent of their former uses and cast iron seal presses are fast becoming part of America’s past. Read More +
NEW YORK – Some of the rarest, most famous and valuable postage stamps of France, Germany and China – from the extensive collection of renowned Wall Street money manager Bill Gross – will be sold in a public auction conservatively estimated to bring $1 million or more.
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Make a list of the premiums offered free from local taverns and you’ll probably come up with a list of reusable plastic cups, a can cooler, maybe a key chain or two.
That wasn’t the case 100 years ago. Read More +
They’re easy-to-use, easy-to-carry, packed with facts about the things you collect, filled with photos, and on top of it all Warman’s Field Guides are super affordable!
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What’s your passion? Early Ming vases? Hepplewhite chairs? Art Nouveau jewelry? One in three Americans collects something. Even antique collections that start as hobbies can quickly build in value to thousands, or even millions, of dollars. Once the collection becomes a significant part of your net worth, it should be considered in any wealth management strategy. But few collectors or advisors take this view. Read More +
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – Philately, sports, pop culture and art: all were represented in a three-day, multi-estate sale held Jan. 22-24 by Philip Weiss Auctions. Read More +
Lots ranging from toys to fine art, vintage photographs and a 60,000-plus hoard of sports cards will be offered up in Collect.com’s Sports and Americana Auction. Read More +