World Auction Record: French Art Doll $263,000.00

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Theriault’s  Auctions in Annapolis, Maryland sold a French Art Doll for $263,000, including buyer’s premium, on 14 July 09. It shattered the previous record of $215k for a similar model in 2003. The rare doll was sculpted by artist Albert Marque. “Founded in 1970, Theriault’s is the largest auction house in the world dealing exclusively… Read more »

World Auction Record: Blade Runner Pistol $258,750.00

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Blade Runner was a 1982 iconic science fiction film by Warner Brothers starring Harrison Ford as police officer Rick Deckard. The one of a kind handgun Deckard used to retire replicants was called a Hero Blaster. It sold 1 MAY 09 at Hollywood Auction in Los Angeles, California, for $258,750, including buyer’s premium. In 1993… Read more »

World Auction Record: Newcomb Pottery $169,200.00

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A deep blue clematis decorated pottery vase designed by Marie de Hoa LeBlanc (American: 1874-1954) sold at auction at Neal Auction Company in New Orleans 27 JUN 09 for $169,000, including 17% buyer’s premium. The previous auction record stood at $108,400. Newcomb pottery was a product of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College located in New… Read more »

Launched: Personal Propery Appraisers Blogspot

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Don’t like where your Craftsman bungalow is situated? No problem. Yank it off its foundation, put it on a flatbed, carry it to a new location, re-secure it to the ground. While it was off its mooring your real property (the house) was miraculously transformed into personal property. Personal property is any tangible asset that… Read more »

Phoenix Glass Convention: 23-26 JUL 2009

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The Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collector’s Club has announced their 17th annual convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Coraopolis Pennsylvania. The public is invited to view the glass exhibits on the 23rd and 24th. For more information contact Sarah Smith (952) 930-9352 or [email protected] or Helen Manna (412) 264-8038.

Dollmastery Seminar: 29-30 OCT 2009 in Arizona

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The specialty auction firm, Theriault’s, is presenting an informational seminar all about dolls and childhood ephemera. Their belief: “An educated collector makes a great collector makes a great customer.” Collecting dolls is a strong category that usually appreciates at a greater rate that most other collectibles. The 2-day event will be held at the Scottsdale… Read more »

Antique Lamps: Convention in Louisville Kentucky

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The National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors will hold their 37th annual convention 29 JUL-1 AUG 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel. Last year the famous Aladdin lamp marked its 100th year in production. Points of contact for this event are: Bob & Karen McPherson (502) 243-9107 or [email protected]