Author Archives: Collector

Bidding at Auction: Antique Auction Bidding Strategies

Bidding at Auction: Antique Auction Bidding Strategies, The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – Journal of Arts and Collectibles – October 2002 I recently bought a Civil War surgical set, sight unseen, from an auction company 1000 miles from my home in Maine. I was the successful phone bidder, someone that auction attendees hold […]

Hearth to Hearth: Mechanical Roasting on the Hearth

Hearth to Hearth: Mechanical Roasting on the Hearth – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2002 (reprinted in March 2004) By Alice Ross Good roasts have always been the centerpieces of good meals. However, they have not always been easily available to all. To have them required the availability of good cuts from well-raised animals of […]

Antique Clocks: Time to Buy? …Tips & Trends for Dealers & Collectors

Antique Clocks: time to Buy? Tips and Trends for Dealers and Collectors – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2002 By Jeff Savage A sea of pretty faces, many accompanied by striking figures, greeted me as I entered the convention hall. They all promised a good time, but I was wary. If I […]

The Real Bottom Line – Armory Antiques

The Real Bottom Line, The Business of Doing Business in Antiques, The Journal of Arts and Collectibles –  September 2002 I bought this antique helmet at auction for $900 plus $90 buyer’s premium. However, $990 is not the total amount of money I have invested. I first saw the helmet a week before the auction. […]

Guess What? August 2002

Guess What Article for August 2002 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” What’s half round, made of brass – with iron support struts and boasts a robust wood handle? If your radar is working, you should know we’re referring to our feature nominee for this month’s “Guess What.” It […]

Hearth to Hearth: Native American Cooking Tools

Hearth to Hearth: Native American Cooking Tools – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 Summer is the season for powwows. Like stepping stones across America, a series of colorful festivals offers, as part of the entertainment, tastes of traditional fry bread, beans, and assorted specialties, many of which date back to the nineteenth century. These […]

Top Ten Points to Value in American Indian Art

Top Ten Points to Value in American Indian Art by Gregory Schaaf, Ph.D. People often ask, “What should I consider when buying American Indian art?” My first advice is: “Buy what brings you joy.” Indian art appraisers also consider the following ten points: Who? Is this an authentic, handmade Indian item? Learn the biographical backgrounds […]

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 This is the first in a series of feature articles on collecting American Indian arts and crafts by Dr. Gregory Schaaf. He is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures, […]

System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture, Part Two

System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part2 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 Technological System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture Part 2 Continued from part 1 Jay D. Edwards and Tom Wells, researchers from Louisiana State University, have published a working paper […]