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Salesman Samples

Salesman Samples

Artfully Small Examples of the Real Thing by Maxine Carter-Lome Salesman samples are scaled-down versions of real commercial products used to demonstrate their features and functionality to retailers or potential customers. Made to 1:6 scale or 1:8 scale when compared to the actual product, machine, or piece of equipment, these highly detailed replicas were typically […]

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Antiques Peek: September 2019

Furniture from the Valley by Jessica Kosinski The Hudson Valley is also commonly called the Hudson River Valley because it surrounds the Hudson River. It is an area with a very rich history and historical significance. The history of European exploration in the Hudson River Valley dates back to an expedition by John Cabot in […]

Tips and Trends: August 2019

Tips and Trends: August 2019

Antiques Cheaper Than IKEA by Pontus Silfverstolpe Not infrequently, one hears about antique dealers going bust due to a lack of interest in their standard wares. At the same time, it can be seen that the prices of much antique furniture and objects sold at auction over the past two decades have steadily declined to […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Paul Evans Sculpture Front cabinet, $137,500, Rago Arts & Auction Center

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Paul Evans Sculpture Front cabinet, $137,500, Rago Arts & Auction Center

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Sculpture Front cabinet from American Modern furniture maker and New Hope native Paul Evans rose to $137,500 at Design Auctions held Jan. 19-21 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a French Art Deco Lalique Palestre vase brought $40,625; a […]

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Signed Danny Lyon Photograph Heritage Auctions February Online Photographs Auction: Danny Lyon photograph, Benny at Grand and Division, 1956. Gelatin silver, 2000 16-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches (42.5 x 29.2 cm). Signed and dated in pencil with the printer’s stamp on verso. The work of famed photographer Danny Lyon (American, b. […]

Exploring Antique Technologies

Exploring Antique Technologies

by Kary Pardy From the wheel to the iPhone X, the broad term “technology” encompasses each of our inventions and tools. But what happens when we no longer need the technology, when the tool is replaced by something more modern? As with furniture and fine art, there is a collectible market for those discarded technologies. […]

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown signs AB 228 into law, reducing impediments to auction companies doing business in California Measure corrects problems created by provisions in AB 1570 (Chang) Signed Memorabilia [Ch. 258, Stat. 2016] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Oct. 12, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 228 into law, immediately reducing impediments to auction companies doing business […]

Great Collections: September 2017

Great Collections: September 2017

J. Pierpont Morgan Hartford native John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a banking dynasty still in operation today, was one of the great financial figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Well known for his successes as a banker, railroad tycoon, and steel magnate, he was also an important philanthropist and avid art […]

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction to Feature Over 1,600 Lots of Extraordinary Fine and Decorative Art, Museum Quality Antiques and Furniture, and Exquisite Asian Selection Fairfield, ME, August 1, 2017. – It’s time for the most anticipated premier auction of the summer season – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques […]

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits to showcase the “Works of Industry of All Nations.” The exhibits included almost every marvel […]