Category Archives: Features

Fairyland Lustre

Fairyland Lustre By Stuart Slavid Director of European Furniture, Decorative Arts and Fine Ceramics, Skinner, Inc. I have spent over 40 years with Wedgwood, first as a dealer growing up in a shop where my father was one of the most respected and largest dealers in Wedgwood, and for the past 24 years directing the […]

Yuletide is a-coming!

Yuletide is a-coming! By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell The smell of fresh pine in the house and cookies baking in the oven are some of the happiest memories we have of the Yuletide holidays.  Fresh cranberries cooking on the stove with just a hint of orange peel to be used to marinate and baste the fat […]

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts By Frances Dafoe When I started working on the book Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration, I had no idea of the treasures I would find in private and public collections in so many countries around the world. It was a journey of discovery for […]

The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection Celebrates the Postcard Craze that Revolutionized Communication at the Turn of the 20th Century In the decades around 1900, a craze swept the world as postcards—a fast and innovative way to communicate—became the email, Twitter, and Flickr of the age. Billions upon billions of cards […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012 Issue

In The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2012  issue, features The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection Celebrates the Postcard Craze that Revolutionized Communication at the Turn of the 20th Century. Guess What by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Size Does Matter!. Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn. To read […]

A Child's World: Childhood in 19th Century New England

Coral and Silver Rattle, 1825

A Child’s World: Childhood in 19th Century New England New Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Opens October 13 In an age before super-sized toy stores, pampered children, and helicopter parents, a new concept of a child’s formative years began to emerge in 19th-century New England. There was an increasing awareness that “childhood” was […]

Collecting Asian Art

19th Century Japanese Vases

Collecting Asian Art by Isadore M. Chait This article is for the novice collectors as well as seasoned collectors. Asian Art encompasses a vast number of specific categories and includes numerous countries where the art was and is being produced. Let me break it down for you into simpler categories, or at least the major […]

The Business of Doing Business: The Price Structure of the Antiques Trade

The Business of Doing Business: The Price Structure of the Antiques Trade

The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch The price structure of the antiques trade. The antiques trade, as a whole, can be divided into ten levels based on selling price. Most people will agree that a Queen Anne table is an item of high value.  Such an item would be out of […]

Ken’s Korner: 37 rare baseball cards fetch more than $500K

Ken’s Korner : 37 rare baseball cards fetch more than $500

Ken’s Korner: 37 rare baseball cards fetch more than $500K – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Last month we reported the discovery of around 700 rare, circa-1910 baseball cards in an attic in Defiance, OH, by a man cleaning out his late grandfather’s home. The cards were from the exceedingly rare E98 […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles October 2012 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles October 2012 Issue

In The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles October 2012  issue, features A Child’s World: Childhood in 19th-Century New England, a New Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village. Isadore M. Chait writes about Collecting Asian Art. This article is for the novice collectors as well as seasoned collectors. Asian Art encompasses a vast number of specific categories […]