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Art & Collectibles
Macabre and haunting illustrations decorate the main floor of AFA Gallery ( www.afanyc.com ), attracting the attention of passersby on Greene Street...
Livin' on the Edge
Bruce Meyer loves to push the limits, and he’s amassed a collection of vintage automobiles that allows him to do it in style.
The London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn ’s bespoke backgammon tables—which may be fashioned from rare materials including ebonized ash and ferns...
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Collectibles: Steeped in American History
Thanks largely to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere is associated foremost with his midnight ride on the eve of the American Revolution...
FrontRunners: Small Wonder
Among the Americana treasures to be offered at New York’s Winter Antiques Show ( www.winterantiquesshow.com ) are a late-19th-century carving of a...
Art: Worlds Apart
If Henry Darger had rented from a different landlord, his life’s work would likely have ended up in the trash. Darger spent much of his childhood in...
From the Editors: Printing Money
Those of us who write about topics of interest to affluent readers might find our labors more remunerative—and perhaps, for some, more entertaining—...
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Holiday Desires: Comic Books and Art
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...
Holiday Desires: Stamps
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...
Holiday Desires: Books
It wasn’t long ago that Thomas Lecky, head specialist of Christie’s books and manuscripts department in New York, saw collectors adopting a...
Holiday Desires: Writing Instruments
For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition...
Holiday Desires: Coins
As evidence supporting the scope of coin collecting around the world, Norman Scrivener, a consultant at Doyle New York, references a quote from King...
Gifts of Good Cheer: Frames of Reference
A work of art may shine for the techniques it displays and the insights it reveals, but how brightly it shines often depends on how it is displayed...
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...
The Chisholm Larsson Gallery ( www.chisholm-poster.com ) is one of the oldest galleries in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, yet its greatest asset,...
Purveying the Presidential
Daniel Weinberg has worked at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop ( www.alincolnbookshop.com ) in Chicago for the last 40 years, and in that time he’s...
Charting a Course
Walking down the hallways of the Legacy Companies’ headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the firm’s president and CEO, Neal Asbury, passes dozens of...
Collectibles: Mane Attraction
A dollar is not worth what it once was, especially if it is a particular Flowing Hair silver dollar from 1794. That coin should sell for at least $5...
21 Ultimate Gifts: Ruby to Revere
THE GIFT A 15th-century Buddha carved from a 70-plus-carat Burmese ruby. $4.3 million The tale of the ruby Buddha begins in the 15th century, during...
FrontRunners: Back Flip
This year is the 140th anniversary of the founding of the S.T. Dupont brand. It is also the 140th anniversary of the fire that destroyed Simon Tissot...
FrontRunners: Screen Capture
The sophomore release by up-and-coming British goldsmith Jack Row, the Jaali Collection ( www.jackrow.com ) features writing instruments and cuff...
The Robb Reader: H. Keith Melton
H. Keith Melton is privy to secrets of the world’s most clandestine government agencies—including the CIA, MI6, and the KGB—but the intelligence...
FrontRunners: Smoke on the Water
Around 1912, Alfred Dunhill began marking his company’s pipes with a white spot to show his customers how to position the mouthpiece. The white spot...
FrontRunners: Smaller than Life
Mini versions of the Ferrari 375 Plus and Jaguar D-Type are among the 17 one-to-eight-scale model cars in the Ralph Lauren Fine Model Cars collection...
Art: Beyond the Scroll
In Beijing, the signs of a booming art scene are everywhere. In the 798 District, the erstwhile Soviet factory zone, a storefront gallery displays...
Collectibles: Raising Paddles
Dick Claus says he has "no idea" why his fellow collectors of antique toy boats are so captivated by turn-of-the- 20th-century paddle wheelers, but...
FrontRunners: Monster’s Ink
As the Chinese zodiac year that inspired it draws to a close, the David Oscarson Black Water Dragon ( www.davidoscarson.com ) arrives. The writing...
Winslow Homer’s Coastal Studio Opens
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...
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