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Antiquing in Buenos Aires

Antiquing in Buenos Aires

The guide book published in 2006 we expected would lead us to some antiques shops was looking like it might be a guide to things that weren’t there anymore. While the first two antique shops were gone, we did manage to locate a healthy antique district. I expect antiques to be more popular in a

Pairs of Tiffany Silver Excels at Morphy Auctions

The term ‘heavy metal’ took on a whole new meaning at a recent Pennsylvania auction in which four pieces of circa-1882 Tiffany silver hammered nearly a quarter-million dollars. Offered consecutively, a pair of sterling candelabra sold for $111,600 against an estimate of $60,000-$80,000; followed by a pair of silver bowls that were bid to $134,000

Wine Cooler Given to Hamilton by Washington A Highlight of New York’s Americana Week

A highlight of the week of Americana Week sales, Christie’s is honored to announce that the sale of a Sheffield-plated silver wine cooler, given by George Washington to Alexander Hamilton in 1797 (estimate: $400,000-600,000). This four-bottle wine cooler is an exceptionally well documented historical object, symbolizing the famous partnership between Washington and Hamilton in the early days of

An Interview with Vintage Jewelry Dealer Erik Yang

Q. How did you get started? A. I started by accident. Initially my career choice was in bio-chemistry and molecular bilology. I was working for my PhD and I did a flea market just to get rid of some things in the house and it ended up being very lucrative. I was extremely unhappy working

Sorority Sisters Pull Out All The Stops: Bowling Green Kentucky’s Annual Antique Show

Every year for the past forty seven years or so, the Altha Theta Sorority from Western Kentucky University hold an antique show and sale at the Knights of Columbus Hall off Lovers Lane in Bowling Green. This was one of the best attended years in the show’s history. By Saturday morning, many of the vendors