Tag Archives: Antique Clocks

Collectibles of the Future

Collectibles of the Future

by Gary R. Sullivan As influential as our formative years are on our psychological, emotional, and physical development, so too are they influential on what we choose to surround ourselves with later in life. Collectibles dealers refer to it as the “Twenty Year Rule,” in which people are nostalgically drawn towards something which excited within […]

Fontaine's February 27 Auction Grosses $1.6 Million

Pair of rare Chinese animated bracket clocks realize a combined $435,600 at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s February 27th Catalog Auction PITTSFIELD, Mass.  Two Chinese animated bracket clocks  one a rare two-sided model, the other a triple fusee example  sold for a combined $435,600 at a cataloged antique and clock auction held February 27th […]

State of the Clock Market

State of the Clock Market

Fontaine’s Auction Gallery Pittsfield, Mass. By John Fontaine It sounds like a cliche to say quality items sell for premium prices, but in the world of vintage and antique clocks that is especially true. A very rare clock will always bring top dollar even in not so mint condition. That point was driven home quite […]

Antique Clocks & Fine Antiques Highlight Fontaine's May 30 Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass.  A one-of-a-kind Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock and a rare Seth Thomas No. 20 standing regulator clock with Grande Sonnerie strike and repeat could both reach or surpass $100,000 at a cataloged antique auction scheduled for Saturday, May 30th, by Fontaine s Auction Gallery, at 1485 West Housatonic Street, starting at […]

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 […]