Archive for October, 2015

China Still Holding Strong Against US for Art and Antiques By Admin

In 2011, China overtook the United States as a global art market for the first time, a “fundamental and important” change according a The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) report at that time. Created annually by Dr. Clare McAndrew’s firm Art Economics, the report provides the leading indication of the global…

Sheet Music: An Inexpensive Collectible By Admin

Like many collectibles, sheet music has an intriguing history. Though it was used in churches for centuries, it was not until 1880 that it made its way into other venues, when pianos began selling in record numbers as the gathering spot for family and friends at home. By 1900, music…

Antique Furniture Finishes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly By Admin

Are you an antique furniture enthusiast? Do you know how to spot technology markers to date your finds? How to discern between hand-cut and machine-cut carving? The difference between float, roller, and flat glass? Probably. Not so easy to spot though, is an original antique finish. In the article “Antique…

Depression Glass By Admin

Often used as giveaways for consumer goods, machine-pressed, tinted glass known as Depression glassware is a very popular item with designers and vintage collectors today. Contrary to its name, Depression glassware actually dates back to the 1920s, though the period of 1930-1934 is considered by many to be the Golden…

Fall Edition of World Class Antiques Magazine is Live By Admin

From Depression Glass to Antique Banjos, the latest issue of our magazine is chock full of history and useful tips for antiques collectors and dealers the world over!  Enjoy the free, bimonthly magazine in an interactive, turn-the-page-style version online, perfect for your cool weather reading list. The magazine again features…


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