Author Archives: Collector

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Collector's Showcase: November 2016

Calm, Cool, and Collected There is no doubt that information is flowing to us in greater amounts and from different directions than ever before. What to buy, where to go, who to see, what to listen to… it has been said that we receive more information in a single day than our grandparents received during […]

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

…and a Conversation with Mira Nakashima by Mike McLeod George Nakashima’s philosophy reflected his style of craftsmanship: earthy, unexpected, creative, often symmetrical and asymmetrical in the same piece of furniture, elegant and definitely unique. His work, which often incorporates slabs of irregular tree trunks or roots, is highly recognizable and appreciated. George Nakashima was born […]

Museum Highlights: November 2016

Museum Highlights: November 2016

Mid-Century Design The San Francisco Airport Museum – San Francisco, CA The San Francisco Airport Museum, located in the International Terminal of the San Francisco Airport, is showcasing a diverse and comprehensive collection of mid-century studio art, graphic design, and manufactured goods with the ongoing exhibit “A Modern Approach: Mid-Century Design.” Running through April 9, […]

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Despite the severe physical limitations imposed by having the outdated and undersized Jacob Javits Convention Center as its home base, The New York Comic Con continues to grow at an amazing rate. Long the number two event in the city – it outpaced the New York Marathon […]

What Collectors Should Know About Mid-Century Modernisms' Many Looks

What Collectors Should Know About Mid-Century Modernisms' Many Looks

By Anne Gilbert Change was blowing in the wind after World War II. Everything was new thanks to scientists, designers and a generation yearning for something different. Today the results are known as Mid-Century Modernism. Mid-Century Modernism took many forms. You may be surprised to know that your baby’s first toy, or your grandchild’s, that […]

Museum Highlights: October 2016

Museum Highlights: October 2016

Mermaid Cove: A Folk Art Love Story The Cahoon Museum of American Art. Cotuit, MA How do artists fall in love? By sharing a passion for creating. Ralph and Martha Cahoon shared their love of creativity and together became the “most famous folk artists the Cape has every produced, and Ralph the best-known of any […]

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of them as children’s toys, older folk art dolls have a lot of historical value and […]

Publishers Corner: November 2016

Publishers Corner: November 2016

Turning Mid-Century Modern, Again by Maxine Carter-Lome It’s the tail end of 2016 and the subject of mid-century modern design seems as much on trend today as it was when it first burst on the scene in the mid-1940s. Just this past September a New York Times article posed the provocative question, “Why Won’t Midcentury […]

Inuit Sculpture

Inuit Sculpture

By Sarah P. Turnbaugh Photos by William A. Turnbaugh As crisp cooler days and long evenings usher in autumn, our thoughts turn to cold-weather activities, collectibles, and art. Stone sculptures of marine mammals or birds, parka-clad hunters, or similar carvings, occasionally show up in flea markets or group shops with no information attached. In addition […]

What's Selling on eBay: October 2016

What's Selling on eBay: October 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,259 (29 bids, 12 bidders): 1965 Richard Avedon, Silver Gelatin Beatles Photograph Paul McCartney, NASA. Measuring 8 by 10 inches, this rare silver gelatin photograph depicts Paul McCartney wearing a NASA spacesuit. I was able to find this explanation: “This portrait coincides with the release of The Beatles’ record […]