Author Archives: Collector

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015 Pleasant & Main Cafe & General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts has guests looking at more than the food on their plates. Craig Baro, a transplanted New York restaurateur, is the newest owner of this popular community eatery in downtown Housatonic, off the beaten path from the more centrally located restaurants in […]

Am I an antique, too?

Funny how life works

Am I an antique, too? by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Our oldest daughter is pursuing a Masters in Decorative Arts & Material Culture at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. I tell you this not to brag (well, maybe a little), but to share the interesting course of academic study she is pursuing, now fine-tuned […]

Larger & More Difficult Casino Items to Collect

Larger & More Difficult Casino Items to Collect

Larger & More Difficult Casino Items to Collect by Sheldon Smith If you remember the last time I wrote about casino collectibles, I said that I would address the larger and more difficult items to collect. I did not say you couldn’t find them — just that they were large and difficult to collect. Actually, […]

Mechanical Spacebanks

Mechanical Spacebanks

Mechanical Spacebanks by Raymond Reines “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieve the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” ~JFK: May 25, 1961. This ambitious challenge was presented by our 35th president just 20 days after America successfully launched […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2015

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2015

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2015 Issue features “Lionel Standard Gauge: 1906-1940” by Bruce Greenberg, “Neil Young: Sounding Board for Lionel”, “Mechanical Spacebanks” by Raymond Reines, and “Publishers Corner” by our very own Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher of The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles! To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Gavels N’ Paddles”, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Dorflinger punch set, $132,000, DuMouchelles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A turn-of-the-century 15-piece Dorflinger Montrose green-to-clear glass punch bowl set sold for $132,000 at an auction held Sept. 12-14 by DuMouchelles in Detroit, Mich. Also, an American brilliant cranberry cut-to-clear glass and Gorham sterling jug finished at […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Diego Giacometti table, $204,000, Kaminski Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A bronze and glass table creation by Diego Giacometti with birds motif, titled Console aux Oiseaux, sold for $204,000 at a Modern and Contemporary Sale held Sept. 7 by Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Mass. Also, a rare […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Robb Indian, $40,625, Doyle New York

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Samuel Robb Indian, $40,625, Doyle New York

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Samuel Robb Indian, $40,625, Doyle New York Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 19th century carved, painted cigar store Indian maiden attributed to Samuel Anderson Robb (1851-1928), 56 inches tall, sold for $40,625 at an American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction held Oct. 1 by Doyle […]

Antique Show Schedule: December 2014

Antique Show and Auction Schedule

Antique Show Schedule: December 2014 [event-list cat_filter=antique-shows date_filter=2014-12] Auction Schedule: December 2014 [event-list cat_filter=auctions date_filter=2014-12] Related posts: Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collecting Asian Art Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath Antiques Peek: Vintage DIY – Decoupage Lunchbox Purses! […]

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics By J.C. Vaughn “Accurate grading of comic books has never been more important because the stakes have never been higher. While most of us don’t dwell in the rarified atmosphere of selling or buying CGC-certified 9.0 copies of Action Comics #1 for $3.2 million, […]