Microchip Is Part Of Foundation Of Modern Computers, Mobile Phones

Prototypes helped steer landmark technological evolution It’s one of those things that makes us sound like our grandparents. Looking back, it seems like every time anyone got anything new – a color television (with a remote control, no less!), a home computer, a microwave oven, etc. – it sparked a volley of comments about how […]

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Five for Friday: 20th Century Decorative Arts Including Tiffany, Lalique and Art Glass

An art glass auction catalog is always an explosion of color, and Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 14 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction is no exception, with page after page of practically glowing pieces by Tiffany, Lalique, Daum and others. Some of our favorites are below. 1.  Taking the phrase museum-quality literally, this spectacular Tiffany Studios Leaded […]

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Five for Friday: Nature and Science Treasures

Nature and science auctions, like the one Heritage Auctions will present Nov. 4 in Dallas, are extraordinary opportunities for collectors. Among the available lots are an array of items of immeasurable technological value and others that are so stunning in visual appeal that they forever will alter – or in some cases, dominate – whatever […]

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Modern Art Specialist Picks: Contemporary Prints & Multiples

Many artists have used the printing press to experiment with various forms and create works at a faster rate. From Miró to Warhol, artists have made prints so that their works could be accessible to a more diverse audience. Collecting prints is a strategic way to acquire works by blue chip artists at lower costs […]

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Five Top Fine Timepieces to Watch

The relationship you have with your watch (or watches) is unique. Both fashion statements and practical tools, today’s most expensive and luxurious watches exude style and technology unmatched by any other designer accessory. Although a watch’s retail price might alarm the novice, auctions of fine timepieces are excellent barometers of which brands increase in value […]

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5 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Buy Birkin

In 2016, the luxury market faced global instability, Brexit, and other variables that contributed to many designers seeing a contraction in their sales. While the market is starting to slowly recover in 2017,  the gap is still widening between winners and losers. A perennial winner, Hermès, and their beloved Birkin handbag continue to define the field […]

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The Handbag as Art: How Takashi Murakami Indulged My Theory

I always enjoy debating the merits of the handbag with our contemporary art specialists. For me, it’s natural to compare the luxury handbags we auction to works of art. From a tri-color special-order Hermès Kelly and matte crocodile Hermès Himalayan Birkin to a vintage crystal Judith Leiber minaudiere, these pieces, crafted by skilled artisans working […]

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Sports Autographs: Indicators of a Fake Signature

Autographs mean different things to different people. For some, they are reminders of chance encounters with childhood heroes, or of hours spent waiting to meet – even if only for a couple of seconds – a favorite athlete or entertainer. They also can be prized possessions, treasured gifts or shrewd investments. They also can be […]

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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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