Monthly Archives: March 2019

Art Market Advisors And Lioness Art Partners

Art Market Advisors And Lioness Art Partners To Form New Firm With Art-Related Resources

…To Form New Firm With Art-Related Resources Deborah Schmidt Robinson, Warren P. Weitman, Jr., and Mitchell Zuckerman, veteran auction executives who helped to shape today’s global art and auction market, have announced the merger of Art Market Advisors with Lioness Art Partners, the boutique art and estate consulting firm, founded by Ms. Robinson. In 2016, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade dollar coin, graded PR66, sold for $3.96 million at a Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction held January 10th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The winning bidder was collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah. The 19th century Trade […]

What’s Selling on eBay: March 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: March 2019

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,293 (42 bids, 11 bidders): Vintage Raymond Loewy Old Antique Colonial Globe Art Deco Bakelite Map Radio. In the rarest of colors, white Bakelite. A Google search of the “artist Raymond Loewy” and “colonial globe” will give all the historical facts on this rare item. This Art Deco Machine-age […]

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

America’s Catalog (1888-2010) By Ian Moody The Sears catalog – once a four-pound, 1,400 page colossus featuring a staggering 100,000 items – has been tossed into the dustbin of history, but is still appreciated today by collectors. More than a century before Amazon’s grinning boxes would adorn the fronts of homes everywhere, there was a […]

Antiques Peek: March 2019

Antiques Peek: March 2019

Get Rid of Those Nasty Wrinkles By Jessica Kosinski Have you ever had a pressing issue to attend to? Most of us have. It’s called ironing. It is a household chore some people dread, but others seem to find it therapeutic. Ironing may not be as popular as it once was, especially due to our […]

The Shopper’s Friend: S&H Green Stamps

The Shopper’s Friend: S&H Green Stamps

By Judy Gonyeau It is hard to shop anywhere that does not have some form of a rewards program in place. Even in the earliest times, shopkeepers looked for ways to keep buyers coming back for more. The “Bakers Dozen” is considered the earliest form of a buyer’s incentive to buy more, when buying a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bulls and Bears toy game, $20,740, Pook & Pook, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A scarce McLoughlin Bros. Bulls and Bears – The Great Wall Street Game, patented in 1883, sold for $20,740 at an Antique Toy Auction held Dec. 7-8 by Pook & Pook, Inc. (along with Noel Barrett) in Downingtown, Pa. Also, a Doll & Cie […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English Thomason corkscrew, $23,244, CollectorCorkscrews.com

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An English “manufactured” Thomason mechanical corkscrew, with fine handcrafted “Japanning” decoration, sold for $23,244 in an online-only auction held in November by CollectorCorkscrews.com. Also, a circa 1750 French steel fixed bow corkscrew with openwork decoration of the heart-shaped handle hit $13,538; a near-mint Sperry […]

Selling from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Selling from the Comfort of Your Own Home

by Jessica Kosinski Today, we are all familiar with home parties such as The Pampered Chef, Touchstone Crystal, Jafra, PartyLite, and more. But who can forget those great vintage home parties like Tupperware, Mary Kay, and Stan Home that brought great products to the home and that we are all chasing after today? You may […]

Great Collections: March 2019

Great Collections: March 2019

For the Love of Cooking Sue Jimenez, a retired forensic anthropologist who grew up in Toronto but has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home for the last 25 years, holds the Guinness Record for the world’s largest cookbook collection, with over 6,500 volumes ranging from the late 1800s to modern day cuisine. A born researcher, Sue […]