05 Nov 2011

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Where There Is A Worm….

So the other day we explored the miraculous world of maquettes - paintings created for potential posters. I figured that I might as well stick with this trend and showcase another painted wonder in our upcoming November 13 auction. No, that's not foreskin or some bizarre snake-shedding action, it's a worm. A silkworm. And apparently [...]

05 Nov 2011 1:16pm GMT

04 Nov 2011

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Pair of handwritten and illustrated letters written by the artist Thomas Hart Benton will be auctioned Nov. 12

(LONE JACK, Mo.) - A pair of whimsical letters, handwritten and with illustrations by the renowned American artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), are expected to be centerpiece lots in an auction slated for Saturday, Nov. 12, by Dirk Soulis Auctions. The sale will be held in the firm's Lone Jack gallery, located 30 miles east [...]

04 Nov 2011 8:57pm GMT

03 Nov 2011

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A first year production 1855 "Root Model" Sidehammer Colt Revolver in the original box realized $2,300 and a World War II Flight Jacket with "Flying Dutchmen" artwork saw $3,100 in Cordier Auctions & Appraisals quarterly Firearms & Military Sale on September 23. The sale featured 300 plus lots in categories spanning Antique Firearms, Modern Firearms, Collectible [...]

03 Nov 2011 5:03pm GMT

31 Oct 2011

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Tips for Selling Antiques to Dealers

Selling an antique to a local dealer can be a great option when you need quick cash. In most selling situations, however, it pays to be prepared before you approach someone with an item to sell. Take a look at these easy to peruse Tips for Selling Antiques to Dealers to help you prepare and negotiate successfully. Read more...

31 Oct 2011 12:28am GMT

30 Oct 2011

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Antique Furniture: A William and Mary Style Overview

William and Mary burl walnut veneered highboyMany pieces of William and Mary style antique furniture are actually pretty distinctive once you know the types of legs and feet that were used at the turn of the 18th century. And, knowing a bit about the different types of chairs and tables popular at that time doesn't hurt anything either. Get all of this and more with William and Mary Style Antique Furniture, including links to leg, foot, chair and table examples. Read more...

30 Oct 2011 10:26pm GMT

Examining the Elegance of Duncan-Miller Glass

First Love PlateThe Duncan and Miller Glass Company, while not quite as well known as other "elegant" glassware manufacturers, made some extraordinary examples of collectible glassware up until 1955 when they closed their doors. Read Examining the Elegance of Duncan-Miller Glass to find out more about these gorgeous wares. Read more...

30 Oct 2011 2:49pm GMT

22 Jan 2003


The Ins and Outs of Online Antique Appraisal -- click for full article

Call it online estimate or something. "Appraisal" means formally establishing a value and the best you can hope for would be an online estimate. A true antique appraisal is a legal document! Antique appraisal is an art and generally performed by an appraiser using "experience" and a "trained eye". So, to be fair, don't expect an appraiser (blinded in an electronic world) to be able to provide you with anything more than an estimate..... more

22 Jan 2003 7:19pm GMT

Know What an Antique Is! -- click for full article

The definition of antique varies from source to source, product to product and year to year.... more

22 Jan 2003 7:19pm GMT

Antique Pricing -- click for full article

Thanks to the popularity of programs like Public Television's "Antiques Roadshow" Americans are looking more closely than ever at stuff that, a few years ago, they might have unthinkingly taken to the local charity thrift shop or just tossed into a recycling bin never considering the price or value of an item.... more

22 Jan 2003 7:19pm GMT