Antiques & Art
inApril 1, 2008 - 4:24pm
Buyer complaints about purchases that were incorrectly described in an item listing, and in some cases, entirely misrepresented, continue to haunt the customer support personnel of many online antique and collectible shopping malls.
inMarch 27, 2008 - 12:52pm
Thousands of people from all over the country make the trek to Round Top and Warrenton, Texas for the spring antiques fair. This "fair" is actually a series of shows and flea market fields engulfing these two small towns the first weekend of each April and October. Many of the high-end venues open during the span of April 1-5, but the flea market fields get revved up about five or six days beforehand.
Rinker On Collectibles: Selling a Specialized Antiques or Collectibles Collection: Some Considerations
inMarch 27, 2008 - 12:15pm
I frequently am approached by individuals seeking advice on how to best sell a specialized antiques or collectibles collection. Whether the inquirer is the person who assembled the collection, a widow or widower, or the executor of an estate, my answer rarely varies.
inMarch 25, 2008 - 2:46pm
Is the “greening” of the antique industry a marketing opportunity, or just good ecological and financial sense?
At a time when everyone is starting to take a look at their personal “carbon footprint,” “green” is on everyone’s lips.
inMarch 18, 2008 - 10:45am
Fortunately for collectors and decorators alike, there's a bounty of vintage Easter stuff out for sale this time of year. You shouldn't have to look beyond a local antique mall to find a few vintage eggs, rabbits and Easter baskets to call your own. Before you go shopping though, take a look at Easter Collectibles Signal Springtime to learn more about the history of Easter and how we can celebrate this glorious time of year with some really fun collectibles.
inMarch 10, 2008 - 1:42pm
Pro - An Affordable Appraisal Alternative: Hiring an expert antiques appraiser to evaluate one, or even a few, antique or collectible items can be quite costly. Most charge by the hour with a one or two hour minimum, so the fee can oftentime be higher than the worth of the item being evaluated unless you're looking at a real rarity.
inMarch 10, 2008 - 1:19pm
Arranging flowering plants, shrubs and grasses to please the eye (and the nose) of any who would wander among them at leisure has been an artistic activity worthy of human accolade for many hundreds of years. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were acknowledged to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the second century BC.
inMarch 4, 2008 - 5:42pm
"How can I tell if my flatware is sterling or silverplated?"
inFebruary 26, 2008 - 5:52pm
No one intentionally ruins an antique, right? But lots of people do make costly mistakes caring for antiques every day simply because they don't know any better. Read on for valuable information to keep you from making an error you'll live to regret, especially if you try to sell a treasured antique in the future.
inFebruary 22, 2008 - 9:20am
Porcelain marks are usually identified by naming the original manufacturer or maker and dating them to a certain period. In this fashion, if a pair of Urns are marked with a Sevres mark that dates ca 1800 – 1820s, we call them “A Pair of Sevres Porcelain Urns, ca 1800–1820s” and that’s it!