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1STDIBS hosts ROBERT COUTURIER book launch party
At 1stdibs, we subscribe to the mantra that good design makes for good parties. Case in point: the recent cocktail that we co-hosted with Architectural Digest editor-in-chief Margaret Russell to fête the publication of Designing Paradises, a new monograph from esteemed decorator Robert Couturier. Held at Manhattan's Neuehouse, the party gave Couturier's fans and clients a first look at the tome's stunning images of the designer's work. The luckiest guests left with signed copies — one young man very sweetly requested an inscription for his mother — but everyone was happy to mingle with the great design talent, and absorb ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: 1st Dibs
El Rancho Vegas – date unknown (1940s-50s) | UNLV “I got to bed very late every morning and slept the drunken sleep of the losing gambler … Every hour I spent in Las Vegas was part of a killing nightmare. It is a wonder that all I lost was $50,000.” – William Saroyan, writing about his time at El Rancho Vegas in 1949 ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Vintage Las Vegas
The Pen Maker Pelikan to Auction Its 2014 CollectionRobb ReportBeginning November 3, the German writing-instruments manufacturer Pelikan will offer this year's auction collection, called the Unique Collection 2014, which comprises 17 one-of-a-kind maki-e pens. The follow-up to a similar sale in 2012, the auction ... ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Google Collectibles
PALM BEACH, Fla. – A.B. Levy's Fine Art, Antiques and 20th Century Auction, slated for Sunday, Oct. 26th, will be led by a half-dozen pivotal works, including Fernand Leger's Nature Morte au Masque de Platre and Victor Vasarely's Zebres (both conservatively estimated at $40,000-60,000); Alexander Calder's 1966 orange and black gouache titled Baseball (est. $10,000-15,000; and Adolf Schreyer's Orientalist Arabs on Horseback (est. $30,000-50,000). The auction will be conducted in A.B. Levy's spacious gallery located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting promptly at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Previews will be held on the days leading up to auction, ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Antique and Auction News
Ark Antiques has new logo, big sale Oct. 24-25U-T San DiegoArk Antiques (7620 Girard Ave.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the benefit of animal welfare charities and to raising awareness for humane causes in the community. The Ark's mission is to support these goals by selling quality ...and more ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Google Antiques
The Prestigious San Francisco Fall Antiques Show Opens this Week
The distinguished San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) will kick off its 33rd iteration with a preview gala on Wednesday, October 22. The event will give collectors, enthusiasts, and SFFAS supporters exclusive access to the show's remarkable offerings before it… ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: News and Fine Arts
1930 Morgan Super Aero van
1930 Morgan Super Aero with custom van body. Photos by author unless otherwise indicated. Ron Garner has a taste for the unusual, as demonstrated by his four-plus decades of Morgan ownership. While his current collection includes both three- and four-wheelers, none stands out in a crowd quite like his restored 1930 Morgan Super Aero trike with a custom-built van body, affectionately dubbed the “Porta-Pub” for its built-in beverage-dispensing apparatus. Ron brought his one-of a kind Morgan to the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance (where he took second place in the Prewar European class), and his rig proved to be among ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Hemmings Daily
Dr. A. W. Coleman's Anti-Dyspeptic and Tonic Bitters21 October 2014As a follow-up to the J. W. Hutchinson's Tonic Bitters from Mobile, Alabama post, I thought it would be nice visit the Dr. A. W. Coleman's Anti-Dyspeptic and Tonic Bitters, also from Mobile. Actually it is thought to be the oldest embossed bitters from this city. My example is pictured at the top of this post and is from the American Bottle Auctions – Grapentine I sale in April 2007.The Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham listing in Bitters Bottles is as follows:C 194 DR. COLEMAN'S ANTI DYSPEPTIC AND TONIC BITTERSDR. ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Peach Ridge Glass
Up and Coming: Tessy King, ceramicist
Australian ceramicist Tessy King may only just be finishing her degree in ceramics at RMIT in Brunswick, but that doesn't mean she's a novice. Originally from a small town in Northern New South Wales, King studied nursing and naturopathy at a small university after high school and credits her interest in the medium back to those days as a budding scientist. “I often refer back to some of that knowledge when contemplating my work,” she says. “Ceramics involves so much chemistry.”Read More... ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Sight Unseen
I came across this guy when I was discovering the incredible retro photographs of Ryan Schude last week and immediately had to know more about him. Johnny Agnew is not your average vintage collector. Nope, Johnny is what you might call an urban archeologist extraordinaire; the King of junk hunting. His “backyard”, which also happens to be an old tropical fish farm built in the 1920s, is full of rare vintage trailers, cars, trucks and endless mid-century antique curiosities artfully arranged to create little film-worthy sets.Portrait by (c) Lou Mora Naturally, Johnny offers up the entire place to rent out for ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Messy Nessy Chic
As I drove to work this morning I spotted the gasoline station sign proclaiming that a gallon of gasoline is $3.139.The gas price has been declining since summer and each step lower brings a smile to my face.Today's price, though, has gone through a mental trip wire of mine. I am able to reach into my memory and pull out a few observations.The first one is the deep shock that seared my memory when gasoline first hit this particular level. I was driving to the airport to go to Germany in September of 2005. I passed a gas station and ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: Numismatic News
Jacksonville, Hour 3 Preview: Jane Peterson "The Floats" Gouache, ca. 1915Tune in 10/27 at 8/7c on PBS for an all-new episode of Antiques Roadshow from Jacksonville, FL! Check out Nan Chisholm's appraisal of a Jane Peterson "The Floats" gouache, ca. 1915. ANTIQUES... From: Antiques Roadshow Views: 10 ratingsTime: 03:09 More in Entertainment ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: AntiqueRoadShow
In 2014, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates the winter holidays internationally with a new Forever® stamp, Global Holiday: Silver Bells Wreath. This is the second issuance in the Global Holiday series. An elegant wreath of silver bells graces this round holiday stamp. The circle of densely packed bells is arranged against a deep green background, with [...] ...continue reading
Oct 21, 2014
Source: World Stamp News
Mini-stove love affair: Infatuation began at Houston antique showMuskogee Daily PhoenixHis infatuation for these tiny stoves, which often served as toys or salesmen's samples, began at an antique show in Houston. “I was just taken by one of these stoves,” he said. “Almost every state has had a stove manufacturer since the 1900s.” The ... ...continue reading
Oct 20, 2014
Source: Google Events
A total of 75 lots will be featured covering everything from his multiple World Series rings to game-used bats used for personal milestones (i.e., 1,500 career hit and his 200th career home run) to team-signed New York Yankees baseballs from the 1950s. Read More ...continue reading
Oct 20, 2014
Source: Sports Collectors Digest
The value and availability of sports collectibles and memorabilia related to San Francisco Giants player Travis Ishikawa have taken off after he hit a game-winning home run to win the National League Championship series and propel the Giants into their third World Series in the last five years.
The value and availability of sports collectibles and memorabilia related to San Francisco Giants player Travis Ishikawa have taken off after he hit a game-winning home run to win the National League Championship series and propel the Giants into their third World Series in the last five years. Well, that didn't take long. Travis Ishikawa, a 31-year-old journeyman baseball player for the San Francisco Giants who considered retiring earlier this year because it seemed he was going to be trapped in the Minor Leagues, belted a most dramatic home run last night, breaking a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the ninth ...continue reading
Oct 17, 2014
Source: Worthpoint
By Hunter Oatman-StanfordWhether you're into comic books, antique jewelry, or vintage motorcycles, it typically takes a lifetime to build an admirable collection, years spent scouring flea markets, garage sales, and auction houses for each new addition. But for Joseph Makkos, a writer with a passion for antiquated printing techniques, his prized collection appeared all at once—in the form of a Craigslist ad offering thousands of historic New Orleans newspapers. For free. “It's like looking at a photocopy of Picasso's Guernica versus the original painting.” When Makkos first inquired about the collection in 2013, he found a room filled floor to ceiling with ...continue reading
Oct 16, 2014
Source: Collectors Weekly
New Age Discoveries, launched in 2001, focuses on supplying vendors the hottest, best selling products on the market. ...continue reading
Oct 16, 2014
Source: Flea Market Zone
Of the many Lobkowicz palaces occupied by the Nazis and seized by the Communists during the past century, four have now been restored and opened to the public ...continue reading
Oct 14, 2014
Source: The Magazine Antiques
Making Your Parent's Move More Colorful: Using Color Coded Labels For Plastic Storage BoxesHelp!!! I am addicted to clear plastic storage boxes. In fact I think the obsession has spread to my entire family. Recently I joked that the family crest should be a Sterilite plastic container. Today I wanted to remind my readers that when they use plastic boxes for family moves, be sure to label ...continue reading
Oct 13, 2014
Source: C. Diane Zweig
Who can resist the attraction of Moorcroft's Florian ware? This Moorcroft Macintyre Florian Ware Poppy biscuit barrel was designed and produced around the turn of the 19th century (1898-1900) and has the Macintyre factory mark and has an inscribed W.M. painted monogram and des, Rd No. 326471. Moorcroft only produced the barrel […] ...continue reading
Oct 02, 2014
Source: World Collectors Network
It's always exciting when we add a new arrival from a Roseville Pottery pattern and we've recently added several pieces of Roseville in different patterns on our New Arrivals page. Roseville Baneda bowl The Roseville Baneda pattern is a favorite among many collectors. It's the color hues that are remarkable. Even those who prefer the traditional single-color matte finishes often remark on the vivid and bright presentation these color choices bring to this pattern. We have a couple of new Baneda pieces we've just added. The Roseville Baneda green vase offers those low resting handles that are always popular. Remember, this pattern ...continue reading
Sep 18, 2014
Source: Art Pottery Blog