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 […]
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 […]
The price of success in show business is not always hubris. Often it is being too closely identified with an onscreen persona. Buy, Value or Appraise Your Movie Posters and Entertainment Memorabilia Bid or buy entertainment memorabilia for sale, value your item, or request a free appraisal to sell your collection. In the bygone days […]
Let’s face it. Not everyone can afford a six figure 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard or a $70K and up Fender Mary Kaye Stratocaster. Fear not. For those of us who have to collect guitars on a budget or may be new to the vintage guitar collecting world, there is still hope! You don’t need […]
Working at a place like Heritage I’ve learned a few things. My knowledge has been broadened in subjects far beyond what I ever thought I would ever have the opportunity, or the inclination, to learn, like how a classic pin-up can lead me straight into the lap of luxury – luxury accessories, that is.
When the Susan B. Anthony dollars were released to commerce they were considered an absolute failure. The quarter-sized dollars got confused with the existing coins, even West German businesses didn’t want Susan B. Anthony dollars.
Just recently, I received a big box filled with books from one of my favorite publishers, Fantagraphics. This company, which has been around for years, publishing everything from The Comic Journal and Amazing Heroes (trade journals for comic fans) to Love and Rockets, the award-winning series from Los Brothers Hernandez, to a line of sex […]
Continuing with yesterday’s theme, I asked a few of my hobby friends what their thoughts were regarding the differences in the National between now and the past. Feel free to add your own in the comments section. Former editor of “Sports Collectors Digest” – T.S. O’Connell: “The biggest and most significant change that I have […]