Monthly Archives: February 2017

What's Selling on eBay: February 2017

What's Selling on eBay: February 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,001 (65 bids, 18 bidders): 1950s Kelvinator Foodarama Fridge Refrigerator Retro. Listing my vintage Foodarama. I have been putting this fridge together for a long time. No room for it now. This fridge is complete with some extra shelves. The breakfast bar is complete with both juice containers, egg […]

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Arts & Crafts Influence on Book Publishing by Jessica Kosinski This month I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Since this issue is all about the Arts & Crafts Movement, I thought we’d take a peek at how the Movement influenced one of my favorite things, books. It had a […]

Great Collections: February 2017

Great Collections: February 2017

From Across the Pond A Ruskin Pottery Collection Lands in Denver When Carl Patterson crossed the pond to work in London back in the 1980s, he caught the collecting bug. Exploring the city, Patterson spent a great deal of time in the antiques district. There, he found his eye drawn to a line of Arts […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Automaton musical clock, $998,250, Fontaine’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A very rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, sold for $998,250 at an Antique & Fine Arts Auction held Jan. 21 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Joseph Jennens oak Horner […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2017

Publisher's Corner: March 2017

AB1570: A Game Changer? by Maxine Carter-Lome On September 9, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1570 Collectibles Sale of Autographed Memorabilia into law. An expansion of an existing consumer protection law (CA Civil Code §1739.7) that applied just to sports memorabilia, AB1570 requires individuals who are “principally in the business of selling or offering […]

Collecting with Jeff: February 2017

Collecting with Jeff: February 2017

The Compass By Jeff Figler I have always been really bad at finding my way from one place to another. I mean, I am really bad. My wife will ask me how to get from one city to another, and then accuse me of holding the map upside down. Of course, she is just trying […]

Marie de Hoa LeBlanc and Early Newcomb Designs

Marie de Hoa LeBlanc and Early Newcomb Designs

by Adrienne Spinozzi Marie de Hoa LeBlanc was one of the most accomplished and prolific decorators during the early period of production at Newcomb Pottery. Along with her older sister Emilie de Hoa LeBlanc (1870-1941), Marie’s work stands out for its beautiful execution and creative interpretations of nature. Born on November 23, 1874, in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, $78,775, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A red 1959 Chevrolet Corvette sports car with the original 283 c.i. engine and four-speed transmission, in like-new condition, roared away for $78,775 at an auction held Jan. 7 by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss. Also, a circa-1860 pair of period rococo gold […]

Sylvester Stallone’s Library Collection of Rare Books Debuts at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 7, 2017) – Actor, writer and director Sylvester Stallone’s personally-owned library of rare and collectible books will debut in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books auction March 8 in New York. The collection of nearly 45 lots, spanning hundreds of volumes includes rarities such as one of 300 sets of The Complete Writings of […]

Wrought by Her Hands

Wrought by Her Hands

The American Arts & Crafts Movement and its Women Practitioners By Catherine W. Zipf In 1903, Waldo Waterman died unexpectedly. Once his debts were paid, his wife, Hazel, was left with a very small income, a modest insurance policy, and three children. And at age thirty-eight, Hazel had no training in any profession open to […]