To understand Antiques and Collectibles it is important to conduct research. This page will help you find information about Absinthe to Auction Houses.
Absinthe’s origins are in Switzerland. Sometime in the mid to late 1800’s it gain a wide spread popularity in France especially amongst the literati and within various artistic communities, spilling into the streets of Parisian Cafe Society, and eventually spreading its spirit around the world.
Collectors tip for Absinthe: Look for posters, postcards, old Absinthe bottles, Spoons, Fountains etc…
Definition: One of the first forms of photography. An Albumen Print is a photographic process which uses a glass negative to print a photograph onto a piece of paper which has been coated with egg whites. Most Cabinet Cards and Carte de Vistes have used this sort of process.
Albumen Photographs – History
American Sterling Silver: Perhaps the most famous American Silversmith was Paul Revere. But there are a dozen or so other highly sought after American Silversmiths, as well as countless other silver makers who plied their craft in cities like Boston, New York and Philadelphia.
Collectors Tip: Learn the difference between American and British hallmarks. Also, there are many antique dealers who don’t fully understand American Silversmiths Makers Marks. This could be a way for you to earn a couple extra bucks.
Ancient Egyptian Jewelry
Collectors Tip: Do thorough research before making a
large purchase, fakes abound and are costly.
Access: Here’s a link to our articles about
Antiques and Estate Sales
Collectors Tip: While watching this show will teach you a
great deal, it’s definitely not the same as getting out in the
trenches to flea markets and estate sales.
Antonio Pineda Taxco Silver
Appliances – Antique
Collectors Tip: When buying an antique stove make sure
that it has been properly restored. If it has not, factor in its
restoration cost as part of your purchase offer.
Tip For Heirs and Executors: Appraisals can be very
expensive. Ask for a written estimate before agreeing to an
Pickers Tip: Look for ephemera and arcade games
spare parts. These are always in short supply, and the big
collectors are almost always in the market for them.
Collectors Tip: Measure and measure again, there is
nothing worse then buying an old house part that does not fit
Arms and Armory
Bayonets, Knives, Swords and Tsuba
Our Arms and Armory Articles
Collectors Tip: Understand the law before buying or selling
an antique firearm. Also, many times it is better to have a
qualified auctioneer appraise your old firearms for sale at auction
than to sell them privately or to a dealer.
Artist Research Sites
Sellers Tip: The value of art on the secondary market is
pegged to their realized sale prices at auction. So their
auction sales prices are your starting point for ascribing
Atlanta Oil Painting Restoration
How to Sell Your Art At An Estate Sale
How To Sell Contemporary Art (Our Article)
Museum of Bad Art
The Museum of Bad Art
Nose Cone Art
Collectors Tip: Look for these in the scrapbooks you find at
estate sales and flea markets. Many of these contain hidden
Trend Observation: Outsider Art will continue to attract
attention and gain in value. Many collectors are looking for art
outside the “Mainstream” – maintaining that this art has an
expressive quality not always found in art produced by the
so called “Academy.”
Pin Up Art by Artist
Collectors Tip: Antique and Vintage Pin Up Art is never trashy.
It has a quality that bridges the line between sexy and innocence.
Arts and Crafts Site
Arts and Crafts Copper
Arts and Crafts Silver
Collectors Tip: When it comes to Arts and Crafts furniture,
take care that the piece you’re looking at is an original.
Learn the difference between a piece that has been refinished
and one that has not been refinished.
Collectors Tip: Learn to identify back stamps and makers marks.
Asian Antiques Research Sites
Japanese and Chinese Antiques
Japanese Dolls, Textiles, Ceramics