Five for Friday: Vintage Guitars

There are few instruments, if any, that have a place in the hearts of as many people as guitars do. They evoke memories of all kinds, from songs around a childhood campfire to old ballads sung by your grandfather to the memory of an early concert. They can represent a cool performance by themselves, or […]

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Five for Friday: Early Political Campaign Memorabilia

Everyone has seen the advertisements and marketing efforts used in recent elections, tactics that range from confrontational internet messages to more traditional signs planted in countless yards. But people have been campaigning for their favorite candidates for generations, long before a few well-aimed advertising dollars could create endless waves of pop-up ads on computer monitors. […]

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Made in LA: California Artists to Have in Your Collection

Los Angeles has and continues to be a key player in the international art scene. Most recently, there has been an influx of new galleries and institutions popping up across the vast city and artists moving from New York. Ann Philbin, the Director of the Hammer, said in an interview with the New York Times, […]

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Collector's Guide: The Value in Investing in Hermès Birkin Handbags | Heritage Auctions

Investing in Hermès: Wheres the value?

Hand-crafted in Italy and made to last, Hermès handbags are the pinnacle of status – the Holy Grail of luxury. The most extravagant and pristine of Hermès bags have been considered investments delivering returns that beat those from the stock market. Which Hermès Bag holds its value the best? In terms of… Style: Though they […]

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Coin Care for the Collector

Coin Care for the Collector

Acquiring old coins, whether through pure chance or a shrewd purchase, can generate immediate excitement, and can lay the foundation for a lifetime of collecting, regardless of whether the new prize is the first acquisition or an addition to an already-significant inventory. If that happens, what is the best way to care for old coins? […]

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Film Legend Lupita Tovar’s Jewelry Collection at Auction

The life of Lupita Tovar, it turns out, would make a great movie. In her 106 years on the planet, Tovar witnessed the advent of automobiles and antibiotics, of space travel and Snapchat. She made her way from a village in rural southern Mexico, where she was born during the outset of the country’s revolution, […]

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