February 15, 2014
That's an Olympic torch from the 1936 Games, above. Among other items, Olympic torches are hot collector's items. Collecting Olympic memorabilia is a way for those who can't get to the Games to share in the fun.
The most popular...Continue Reading
January 16, 2014
Yes, I know those advertisements promised you that the Beanie Baby you bought today was rapidly increasing in value, and you thought if you bough enough of them you could put your kids through college. Today, those same Beanie...
September 26, 2013
From 1947 until 1952, Japan was occupied by American forces, after their defeat in World War II. Japanese manufacturers continued to produce their wares during this period, and began one of the collecting world's most beloved...Continue Reading
To the general public there is the impression that appraisals for antiques are much like "Blue Book " values used for to determine sale prices for used cars. The basic idea is sound and hundreds of price guides for virtually every kind of Antique...Continue Reading
July 2, 2013
There's no question that auctions are fun for all. They can also be costly, especially for those who contract "auction fever". Auction fever is that horrible disorder that causes you to hold your bidding paddle up until you've won the...Continue Reading
One thing about collecting, every now and again a new category will appear to gain
traction, first with a small group of cutting edge collectors, then slip into the mainstream.
One such category is ``Technical Antiques``, Eg. the first personal...
In the Appraisal profession we often find it's a common misconception
among the general public that the values of antiques and collectibles
always climb higher over time. In some cases, especially in the high end
of the market this may be true,...
March 30, 2013
Spring weather is, at long last, upon us. One of the joys of spring is the Easter holiday, a feast of renewal, joy and hope. Along with this comes many collectibles, some religious, some whimsical and some pretty junky. Collectors...Continue Reading