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Friday, March 8th, 2024

Selling antique guns may seem the same as buying them, but there are many differences. For example, to sell your antique gun collection, you need to understand the value of your pieces and be able to convince buyers that they are worth their asking price. As a buyer, you only need to understand the value and history. This handy guide will help you begin selling your antique guns, whether you want to get rid of your entire collection or just a few pieces.

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Auctioneering has existed for much longer than any single location to sell popular goods. We call it “auction,” which comes from the Latin “auctus,” meaning “increasing,” but the process likely has had many names before that. 

Sunday, July 30th, 2023

History buffs and bookworms alike clamor for the chance to attend book auctions. The scent of the pages, the smell of the old materials, and the rich textures of old ink, paper, and leather call like ancient sirens to anyone with a taste for old codices. But these amazing volumes often come with a hefty price.

Saturday, July 15th, 2023

When you think of art auctions, you might picture a big, dusty room filled with out-of-touch rich people mulling over the price of art pieces from the 1800s or earlier. Although old art pieces certainly have value, modern art has its place in auction houses as well. Discover some of the most popular and expensive modern art pieces sold at auctions.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Celebrity auctions truly draw the line between an average fan and an obsessed fanatic. While one person purchases a truly iconic item, another will buy something completely mundane that they wouldn’t give a second thought in other circumstances. Discover some of the most fascinating celebrity mementos that made their way to an auction below.

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

In a world that feels like it’s changing faster than ever, understanding shifts in artwork auctions helps you stay on top of this ageless collection market. Besides changes in auction behavior, trending artwork has swung in different directions than in decades past. Learn about 2023 artwork auction trends and how they could affect your art collection.

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Whether through a private sale or an auction house, art connoisseurs worldwide love adding famous paintings to their collections. The prices of expensive art depend on multiple factors, such as who painted it, when they painted it, and its subject matter. When considering the pieces of art that have sold for the highest amount of money, the examples in this list top out in the hundreds of millions, proving that art remains a popular investment. 

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Many collectors of fine art expect that their artwork holds value higher than the price they originally paid. However, how do you know if you own valuable art or a mass-produced piece? Some of the questions you can ask to determine this include: 

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Attending auctions is one of the most exciting ways to find new art for your collection. While you may discover interesting pieces at estate sales or galleries, artwork auctions provide you with the opportunity to get your hands on a rare piece of high value at a reasonable price tag. Before attending auction houses or throwing your hat into the online-only auction ring, understanding what to look for in artwork up for bid can help you find pieces worth adding to your collection. Know how to tell if the art at auctions merits competitive bidding with this short guide. 

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

If you frequent auctions, you know how vital it is to understand the condition of items. You may also know that this and other factors (like provenance, age, and rarity) will affect the value of the item up for bid. Knowing the following factors can help you value items like an appraiser!