Collectibles

David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows...
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his...
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [...
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
Anton Wilson, the engineer who founded the Bozeman, Mont., company that makes Anton Gliders skis,...
The new Swany G.Cell Bluetooth Glove ( www.swanyamerica.com ) may never be immortalized in a poster...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church. He and his business associate, Lawrence Trupiano...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the...
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident. The pen,...
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his...
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s...
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo. But...
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big. For more than 30 years, Joan Mirviss’ nine-room,...
The Item. This battle flag belonged to John Rodgers, a Maryland man who captained ships for the...
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars. Made from rose...

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