In the world of collectible stamps, or as Robert Scott likes to say, “art you can lick,” the head of Bonhams’ stamp and postal history department explains that there haven’t been any new discoveri
It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Lecky, head specialist of Christie’s books and manuscripts department in New York, saw collectors adopting a comprehensive strategy—singling out a great author and s
Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer, and dinner conversation may turn to the likes of Daniel Libeskind.
More than 3,000 furnishings and accessories from the Lanesborough hotel in London will hit the auction block starting December 9 in a five-day sale led by Pro Auction, based in Ba
Even before he began collecting vintage guitars, George Gruhn demonstrated a knack for spotting exceptional antique instruments.
Herb Harris vividly recalls days from his youth when he would watch, awestruck, as motorcyclists took to the open roads around his junior high school in Midland, Texas.
Jesse Loomis began to tire of snowboarding during the winter of 2008.
The Florentine pen maker Visconti didn’t stray too far from its roots when it designed its first watch collection, which features dials flanked by bold swooping bridges that recal
After being out of print for almost four decades, the Zervos Picasso Catalogue—the authoritative reference on Pablo Picasso’s life work—will be available exclusively throu
For the opening of its new 6,000-square-foot penthouse suite, occupying the entire eighth floor, Rome’s Regina Hotel Baglioni is featuring an art installation titled Luxury Is
The snow did not deter the faithful. The winter storm was a nuisance, but not worth canceling a trip to honor Dave Powers and John F. Kennedy.
Richard Gauntlett established his reputation as a man capable of making extraordinary acquisitions early in his life, when, at the age of 22, he brokered the sale of a handful of historic racecars
In the realm of collectible antique armaments, suits of armor reign supreme in terms of attracting attention.
The London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn’s bespoke backgammon tables—which may be fashioned from rare materials including ebonized ash and ferns from the British count
When it comes to comic book collecting, the most valuable items from decades past continue to be the most valuable today. The first appearances of major superheroes attract the most attention.
For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition releases.
As evidence supporting the scope of coin collecting around the world, Norman Scrivener, a consultant at Doyle New York, references a quote from King George V, who declared the practice “the hobby
Jeff Bridgman’s career as a dealer of American folk art spans more than two decades, yet most of his clients have never set foot in his gallery—a 240-square-foot exhibition space on the second flo
Daniel Weinberg has worked at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop (www.alincolnbookshop.com) in Chicago for the last 40 yea
Walking down the hallways of the Legacy Companies’ headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the firm’s president and CEO, Neal Asbury, passes dozens of antique American and Asian maps hanging on dis
This year is the 140th anniversary of the founding of the S.T. Dupont brand.
The sophomore release by up-and-coming British goldsmith Jack Row, the Jaali Collection (www.jackrow.com
A dollar is not worth what it once was, especially if it is a particular Flowing Hair silver dollar from 1794.
Winslow Homer, one of the most important American artists of the 19th century, painted many of his most recognizable works at his studio on Prouts Neck near Portland, Maine.
Julieta Talamante moved to Los Cabos at a time when the region boasted only one paved road and one stop sign. But that was 20 years ago.
Twenty-two years ago, Sandra Hindman, the president and CEO of Les Enluminures (www.lesenluminures.com), opened the company’s Parisian
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced last weekit will divest its entire collection of the late artist’s work through Christie’s.
Jalal Aro opened the Phonogalerie (www.phonogalerie.com) shop in its current location in the ninth arrondissement of Paris in 2004, thou
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression.