Posts tagged “Auction”

AUG
03
2013

Unknown Factors and Provenance

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Spencer

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...

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JUL
29
2013

Good news, it's genuine

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Newenglandwinter

Once in a while I run across an item that usually turns out to be a reproduction 99% of the time and it's nice to be the bearer of good news to a client. In the case of this piece, a Currier & Ives type print, nearly every one I've seen has...

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JUL
24
2013

CITIES IN CRISIS HOLDING MEMORABILIA AUCTIONS

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Annieoakley

July 24, 2013

A new phenomenon has appeared on the auction scene - cities in dire financial straits are holding memorabilia auctions to raise money.

Recently the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania held an auction of Western memorabilia, including a...

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JUL
11
2013

When Rarity Trumps All

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Superman

Sometimes one runs into an article so rare or in demand even if its condition is subpar it still can be worth a great deal of money.On such item came to my attention the other day, one that was dear to my childhood, Comic Books. To be clear though...

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JUL
06
2013

No, it's not a Stradivarius...

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Strad

Most collectors live and breath with the hope of finding a "Sleeper", an item that has dozed away for years, unloved, unrecognized for its true value. One of the most mistaken of this variety is the "Stradivarius" violin, among the rarest of the...

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JUL
03
2013

THE TRUTH ABOUT AUCTIONS

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Auction

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...

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JUL
03
2013

Dresden Figurines, not always as valuable as they look.

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Volksfigure

The name "Dresden Lace" is used after the fact that most of these "Lace" figurines were made in Dresden, Germany. The process to make these intricate figures actually used lace, the lace dipped in porcelain slip ( Slip is clay mixed with water to...

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JUL
02
2013

The Pump Organ

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Pumporgan

The 19th-century “Pump Organ” is one of those items that everyone thinks is incredible and probably valuable...bad sadly isn't .These impressive examples of Victorian decor once graced any parlor of a family who was musically inclined, but could...

Tags : Pump Organ, auction, Estey, and value
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JUN
19
2013

Majolica

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Choisyvase

Majolica (pronounced "mah-joll-ick-ah"), is a form of tin glazed earthenware its, it's modern history begins in 1851 when it was exhibited at London's Crystal Palace by Herbert Minton of Minton & Co. It actually was a reinvention or revival...

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JUN
17
2013

Antiques always appreciate in value....No

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Wheel

To the great majority of the public there is the perception that all things antique appreciate every upward in value, not aware that decorating trends and anniversaries of historical events can play a role in the value of antiques. A good example...

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