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Financial Considerations for Collectors of Art, Antiques and the Esoteric
LOOKING back on some of the most popular antiques he has sold, Bill Rau, chief executive of M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans, said two truly stood out for both their value and scarcity.
Added by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 13, 2015 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is almost here! Are you properly caring for your silver? Are you using delicate polishes? Did you know chemical dips are not only hazardous to your silver, but also your health? Has a spoon or fork been digested by your disposal? I can help! You'll find all the answers to your questions on my famous The Care of Silver page. If you can't find the answers you're looking for, please feel free…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Herman on December 13, 2015 at 5:24pm — No Comments
The word armada comes from the Portuguese and Spanish word for naval fleet. Fleet meaning a large formation of warships, at sea the direct equivalent is an army on land.
You’re probably wondering how this translation ‘naval fleet’ links to a silver dish? Good question, well the relevance to these silver dishes today is in fact the history hidden behind them.…Continue
Added by AC Silver Antiques on November 20, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments
I have a storage unit with antiques that I want to sell as a lot to the highest bidder. Located in California, City of Nuevo, in the county of Riverside.
This sale will be open to locals only since buyer will be responsible to pick up items at storage location.
If interested please call to make an appointment to stop by the storage for a viewing or post on my wall. I want to do this quickly so act fast!
See the pics I have posted to get an idea of some of the…Continue
Added by Cherre steppe on November 18, 2015 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Ask any antiques connoisseur in the Greater Houston area about Claudia Camp and you’re bound to get the same response. “She’s got great taste”, “She’s got a great eye”, “She really knows her antiques”. (They might also mention that her smile is like a beam of sunshine!)
We couldn’t agree more. Claudia’s seasoned point of view – more than 25 years of experience – captured our attention almost immediately after we touched down in Houston earlier this year. We invited her (read: begged…Continue
Added by Mason Richman on November 17, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Added by Shefqet Avdush Emini on November 13, 2015 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Based on our experience working and shopping at antiques fairs, plus tips we’ve been given by fair-goers and our partners in antiques, we thought we'd have a little fun, and share 5 essential tips for shopping at vintage, antiques, and other trade fairs! :)
1. Get there early. Check on entry fees and opening times (sometimes prices vary), and get there when the true pickers arrive for a chance to see the best items and bargain before others arrive. And remember- if…Continue
For vintage and antique pieces without provenance, it can be tricky to know what an acceptable price range is. Luckily, our co-founder, Xing, happens to have a pretty great pricing-guide built into the back of his head (honed from his years of scouting, buying and selling all over the world!).
Recently, we picked Xing's brain about the value of dining chairs. Here's what he had to say.…Continue
Added by Mason Richman on November 10, 2015 at 8:35pm — No Comments
The brooch in definitely not a thing of the past, here at AC Silver we are determined to show you how to make the most of yours.
The most famous brooch wearer in Britain has got to be Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Yet again she did us proud on a recent visit to Ireland in 2011, where no day was complete without a new brooch. It seems that Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, is…Continue
Added by AC Silver Antiques on October 27, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments
PHONOGRAPHS and THEIR RECORDS
It was thirty years ago that my husband and I bought our first phonograph. It didn’t work but it came with a box of cylinder records and that was intriguing. We were doing an outdoor antiques…
Added by Ogee's Antiques on Ruby Lane on September 11, 2015 at 12:37am — No Comments
Sadly it is…Continue
Added by Michelle's Antiques on September 6, 2015 at 2:58am — No Comments
Good evening...........I live in Redmond. Looking for others in the Seattle area who are crazy about all that comes from our past.
Anyone interested in connecting and getting together to look, find and deal with all that we deem important to our antique "souls?"........thank you. Please reply here and I can get in touch with you via local e-mail.
Added by donna dacko on August 4, 2015 at 8:21pm — No Comments
Hi all, I have the wacky notion to organize our 5-6 best shops in our small berg here in FL to put on a quality antiques show. We have one sponsored at our museum but the promoter excludes local dealers with the illogic of 'who would pay $20 to see thing they can see for free?'. He really wants to segregate locals from undermining his out-of-towner show. And many dealer's are only from 1-2 hours away so to us, they are competition in our small (18000 pop.) town considering the annual amount…Continue
Chinese glutinous rice cake mould circa 1950…Continue
Added by Alvin Ang on July 23, 2015 at 10:25pm — No Comments
Trying to identify a Vintage Lidded Bowl / Tureen with Gold Lion handle on the lid and side gold handles blue hand painted blue and white flower found in an Opportunity Shop in Australia would like to find out where i made and a approximate date of manufacturer if at all possible
Any Information would be…
Added by Graham Andrews on July 17, 2015 at 2:27am — No Comments
We have come upon some classic Jonny Quest items. A coloring book Judy Jetson meets Jonny Quest and a set of 3 collectibles of Classic Jonny Quest comic books from the 1980's.
Jonny Quest was a sci-fi prime time cartoon from Hanna Barbera back in 1964. Jonny and team headed by father Dr. Benton Quest faced alien creatures and mythic monsters. Actor Tim Matheson was the voice.
Check them out at …Continue
Added by Indy Picker on July 14, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Some days I can be such a b*ch. I don't mean to be but being around some people just brings it out of me.
For instance, I've been an online auction seller since 1998 and got serious about it around 2011, going to work for a consignment shop. I have sold literally hundreds if not thousands of items online. Yet, working for a different shop, someone there gets under my skin. It's not the owner, who has faith in my knowledge, but a friend of his that is…Continue
Added by Katie Kintner on July 3, 2015 at 10:56pm — No Comments
One type of heavy, leaded, cut glass that has fine, great details (multi-faceted) and has geometric patterns and prisms is called brilliant cut glass .
The Brilliant period lasted from 1876 to 1914. Most of this early glass was produced in the European countries such as England, Ireland and France. When it was being produced in America it was called American Brilliant glass. This glass had high oxide content which gave the glass added sparkle. It had the ability to reflect brilliant…Continue
Added by Tucson Tiques on June 22, 2015 at 5:32pm — No Comments
As I am LOUSY at blogging.
But here goes.
I never used to be this way. Now I am a dedicated garage and estate sale snooper, a regular at St. Vincent de Paul's and the local thrift stores and am always on the lookout for a bargain.
My main weakness right now is depression glass. I grew up with the stuff just being regular every day decor and now that all that style has passed, I suddenly really began to like it.
This leads to problems. One problem is my…Continue
Added by Katie Kintner on June 15, 2015 at 12:10am — No Comments