Appraising porcelain Bird figurines can be troublesome, as they fit into
a narrow decorative niche, but often appeal to to those that don't
specialize in them, who often bid them up far higher than presale
values. For this reason alone the...
April 23, 2013
Days are getting longer, temperatures are rising - at last winter is retreating. It's time to put away the sweaters, gloves, hats and boots. And it's time to pull out the maps, calendars and collecting newspapers. Outdoor show season...Continue Reading
Illustrator Art is currently breaking records at Heritage Auction's 2013 Apr 11 - 12 Beverly Hills Signature Illustration Art Auction. With a 95% sell through rate for this auction it appears that demand for "Golden Age" and original "Pin Up" Art...
Many people begin collecting by chance, the inherit or come upon an odd item that piques their interest for some reason are compelled to find more. One such item that attracts a great many is "Railroadiana", which is the collecting of anything...Continue Reading
April 12, 2013
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A pair of 4 1/2 foot tall vases, ornately decorated and from the reign of Nicholas I recently sold for $2.7 million in a private sale, arranged just before the vases were supposed to be sold at auction....Continue Reading
It seems the market is still going strong for Movie Posters and Memorabilia, at least at the upper end of the market. At recent auctions some posters have easily surpassed their pre-sale estimates by sizable percentages. A rare movie poster from...Continue Reading
Often if an item it's not cracked up to be there is often the idea it's a " fake" or appraised as a near worthless modern reproduction. In some cases this might be true, but it's not always the case. Pieces like the one pictured are often...Continue Reading
April 9, 2013
Vintage baseball card collectors have had their ups and downs in the past couple of decades. Baby boomers who saved shoe boxes full of the cards, could have made a killing in the 1980s, but those who held onto all but the rarest are...Continue Reading