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Antique Detective:  Presentation Trophies, A Piece of History

Antique Detective: Presentation Trophies, A Piece of History

By Anne Gilbert         All kinds of presentation objects await your discovery. By the time they are discovered by an antique dealer or auction house prices zoom. Their historical importance determines their value. Yet, many trophies go unrecognized and undervalued simply because they are inscribed with the name of some long forgotten or unimportant event. Or they are not carefully […]

by · March 4, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Some Native American Baskets Hold Their Value

Some Native American Baskets Hold Their Value

By Anne Gilbert        In the current auction world of uncertainty there are some objects that still can find buyers willing to pay big bucks. However, as I scrolled eBay I found there are over a thousand sellers hoping to connect. Seems like everybody has a Native American basket they would like to unload. And then there are the examples […]

by · March 4, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Émile Gallé Glass Still Valuable

Émile Gallé Glass Still Valuable

By Anne Gilbert By the time you read this somebody out there has paid as much as $90,000 for a rare cameo glass vase, created by Émile Gallé (1846-1904.) On February 16, the A.B. Levy’s Palm Beach Gallery offered a group of Gallé glass items. Opening bids ranged from a low $1,000 for a 10” high enameled and etched vase. […]

by · March 4, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
What Is It? March 2017

What Is It? March 2017

Dixie Kilborn, the consummate collector, provided this picture of her most recent collection. The picture represents only a portion of the collection. We had several guesses. One person thought they might be cremation urns. Another thought they might be used as storage containers for tobacco. Cheryl Miller of Ft. Collins, Colorado and William McLaren of Anchorage, Alaska guessed correctly that […]

by · March 4, 2017 · 0 comments · What Is It?
The Lure of Valentine Postcards

The Lure of Valentine Postcards

By Roy Nuhn   Of all the holidays Americans have celebrated over the last two centuries, none can compare to the special place that Valentine’s Day holds in the hearts of lovers. During the height of the picture postcard mania, from 1904 to about 1917, thousands upon thousands of different lovely and beguiling Valentine’s Day postcards were published. They were […]

by · February 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article