Archive for 2013

OCT
18
2013

SCRIPOPHILY

By judith

Dis

October 18, 2013

Scripophily, the study and collection of stock and bond certificates, is a popular hobby. Many certificates have elaborate illustrations and information about long gone companies with romantic histories. Collectors look for...

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OCT
16
2013

MYSTERY PIECES

By judith

Bacchus Necklace Set

October 16, 2013

Anyone who has been involved in the collecting world for even a short time, including both dealers and collectors, has had the experience of coming across a piece that has no identification on it. There are no signatures,...

Tags : Appraiser and Appraisal
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OCT
15
2013

Raku Studio Pottery

By mwilcox

Raku

This is an example of “Raku” studio pottery by Charles Chrisco. Chrisco was born and has lived in the Seagrove/ Jugtown area of North Carolina most of his life. The area is well known for its traditional utilitarian ware, such as salt glazed...

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OCT
14
2013

VINTAGE BAR WARE COMMANDS HIGH PRICES

By judith

Corkscrew

October 14, 2013

Antique and vintage bar ware is as old as alcoholic drinks. Today's collectors pursue everything from corkscrews to bottles, to wine bottle labels, corks, cocktail shakers, glassware, swizzle sticks and sommeliers' cups.

An...

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OCT
13
2013

Lladro Figures And Value

By mwilcox

Lladro

Lladro was founded in 1953 by three brothers, Juan, José and Vicente Lladró, in the village of Almàssera near Valencia. it wasn't until 1956 that they started producing the sculptures for which they are now best know for. The company has grown...

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OCT
11
2013

'La Liseuse' by Albert-Ernest De Carrier Belleuse, (French 1824-1887)

By mwilcox

Bronzeivorybelluse

Carrier-Belleuse was a student of David d'Angers and for a brief period at the École des Beaux-Arts. His career took him outside his native France, to work for the famous Minton's porcelain works in England between 1850 and 1855 and in Brussels...

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OCT
11
2013

VINTAGE CARS DRIVE PRICES UP AT AUCTION

By judith

54chevy

October 11, 2013

Vintage car collectors are constantly dealing with repairs and restoration on vehicles. Imagine how all their dreams came true when an auction of vintage cars was announced, to take place in Pierce, Nebraska on September 27-29,...

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OCT
09
2013

INTRIGUE IN THE WORLD OF AUCTIONS: STOLEN MERCHANDISE IS A RISK

By judith

Batman

October 9, 2013

Heritage Auctions of Dallas sold a copy of the 1940 Batman #1 comic book for $576,625 in August. But, that's only part of the story. It seems that the same comic book had sold for $850,000 in May, 2012. The buyer, who purchased it...

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OCT
08
2013

"Vernis Martin"

By mwilcox

Vitrine2
This piece is a "Vernis Martin” Vitrine, dating from the first quarter of the 20th Century. It's in the Louis XV style, a style which originated in 18th Century France. This style was extremely popular in the past, and reproduced during the turn...

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OCT
07
2013

JEWELRY BY GREAT ARTISTS COMMAND HIGH PRICES

By judith

Calder

October 7, 2013

The necklace by artist Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976) recently fetched $267,750 at Christie's auction house. It was made in the 1940s and consists of silver wire. Calder, famous for his mobiles, never soldered his pieces. He only...

Tags : auction, Picasso, jewelry, and Calder
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