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Should You Consider Ending an Online Auction Early?

Thu, 29 May 2014 09:41:00 +00002014-05-29T09:41:00Z

There will be times when you have to end an online auction early. Mishaps occur and there's no way of getting around it. But if a potential bidder makes you an offer, is that a good reason? Probably not. Find out more about why it's not a good idea to end an online auction ahead of schedule. Read more...




Learning About Fulper Pottery

Thu, 29 May 2014 09:37:17 +00002014-05-29T09:37:17Z

While it may not be quite as popular as work by some of the other well-known potteries, Fulper does have its following among collectors. Learn more about this New Jersey company and what they made. Read more...




Was All Black Jewelry Worn for Mourning?

Thu, 29 May 2014 09:18:02 +00002014-05-29T09:18:02Z

Black jewelry was extremely popular during the 1800s, and it was made from many different materials. Not everything made of a dark hue was intended for mourning wear, however. Find out how to tell the difference in black mourning pieces and those worn simply to be stylish. Read more ...




Don't Forget to Change Your eBay Password

Thu, 22 May 2014 21:29:36 +00002014-05-22T21:29:36Z

Many antiquers frequent auction giant eBay looking for treasures. If you're one of those folks, you're being encouraged to change your password due to a recent security breach impacting millions of users. After you get finished taking care of that business, don't forget to read about some things you should consider before bidding online. Read more ...




Lalique Exhibit Opens at Corning Musuem of Glass

Fri, 16 May 2014 12:23:01 +00002014-05-16T12:23:01Z

(image) Fans of René Lalique won't want to miss a new exhibit opening at the Corning Museum of Glass on May 17. René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass brings together varied items beyond glass objects including jewelry, production molds, and design drawings. The exhibit running through January 4, 2015 at the Corning, New York museum should be a real treat for Lalique aficionados. Those folks know that all Lalique finds aren't valued equally, and how subtle differences can have a great impact on price. Read more ...




Is All Silver Sterling?

Thu, 15 May 2014 12:53:38 +00002014-05-15T12:53:38Z

(image) While sellers can sometimes be a bit less than truthful about it, not all items that are marked "silver" have enough precious metal content to be deemed sterling. Learn about various types of silver-colored wares and how they are marked before buying these pieces. Read more ...




Did You Celebrate National Postcard Week?

Sat, 10 May 2014 17:28:32 +00002014-05-10T17:28:32Z

(image) For some collectors, every week is postcard week. Nevertheless, May 4-10 was set aside to bring awareness to the hobby of postcard collecting. And why not? This is one hobby that is fun, and it can be very affordable depending on which genre you decide to collect. Read more...




Audrey Hepburn Hat Sells High at Auction

Wed, 07 May 2014 11:32:18 +00002014-05-07T11:32:18Z

(image) Celebrity memorabilia continues to bring high prices at auction, especially when they're associated with a famous photograph lending provenance to the piece. This designer hat worn by Audrey Hepburn in ...

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Would You Recognize This as Roseville?

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:34:15 +00002014-04-22T12:34:15Z

(image) Although it's one of Roseville's most popular lines, many of these pieces have a geometric flare that don't necessarily bring to mind this company's pottery at first glance. But Futura is Roseville through and through, and it's also one of Frank Ferrell's crowning achievements in the eyes of collectors. Read more...




New Brimfield App Poised to Assist Shoppers

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:27:53 +00002014-04-22T09:27:53Z

(image) If you've ever been to a huge flea market like Brimfield, you know how helpful a guide of some sorts can be. Well, how about having one on your iPhone? Yes, the folks at Brimfield are making shopping easier than ever with a new app...

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