Welcome to the new look Chatelaine's Antiques
In 2013 we will be continually updating the whole website and this page is to
blog about new exhibitions and auctions worldwide, and the new pages inside the
John F. Kennedy memorabilia
than 650 items of former President John F. Kennedy memorabilia will be
auctioned by John
McInnis Auctioneers on Feb. 17, 2013, including this leather "Air Force
One Bomber Jacket" from 1962, estimated at $20,000 to $40,000. The items are
from the estate of David F. Powers, who was special assistant to Kennedy and
the first curator of the JFK Library. This year is the 50th anniversary of
The "Jumbo Wagner"
The only known existing outsized
Honus Wagner Baseball Card,
which is graded EX 5 (MC) on the
PSA grading scale, The Jumbo Wagner is the star feature of
Goldin Auctions this February. With
interest rates so low, the collectibles markets are booming as investors
have entered the market. This auction should set records again, with
the USD$3 million barrier likely to be hit. Chatelaine's Antiques will
be following the lead up to the auction and expanding our comprehensive
Trading Cards section.
We are Australian Pickers (and we showcase Pickers Worldwide)
In new pages at Chatelaine's we will highlight some of the
finds as we pick for antiques. We are looking for: ceramics, glass and
kitchenware, farm items and tools, furniture, retro collectibles, old
advertising signs, jewelry and gold or silver, art and posters, watches and
clocks, light fittings and lamps, coins and stamp collections, any collections,
militaria and medals. Also looking for building materials in good condition.
See the Antique and Collectibles Pickers
Chatelaine's Antiques joins ebay Partner
10 January 2013 - Chatelaine's are proud to announce membership of the eBay
Partner Network. This website has been one of ebay's affiliates since 1999
and this new Network is the best we've seen. In the coming weeks we hope
to add the API auctions where items for sale on ebay's site are shown on the
relevant pages here at Chatelaine's Antiques. You can access ebay from the
banner located top right of every page.
Museum to tour the Cyrus Cylinder
9 January 2013 - The
has announced that the Cyrus Cylinder will tour five cities in the US. The
Cyrus Cylinder buried in the foundations of a wall after Cyrus the Great, the
Persian Emperor, captured Babylon in 539 BC. The cylinder is written in
Babylonian cuneiform by a Babylonian scribe. It records that aided by the god
Marduk Cyrus captured Babylon without a struggle, restored shrines dedicated to
different gods, and repatriated deported peoples who had been brought to
Babylon. Read more about the Cyrus Cylinder on the
British Museum webpage.
Whilst at the British Museum we found a
delightful press release about the
Crystal Skull, a
life-size carving of a human skull made from a single block of rock crystal
(a clear, colourless variety of quartz). It was acquired by the Museum in
1897 purporting to be an ancient Mexican object. However scientific research
conducted by the Museum has established that the skull was most likely
produced in the nineteenth century in Europe. As such the object is not an
authentic pre-Columbian artefact. Read More about the
Crystal Skull here.
Also at The British Museum until 5 May 2013
2013 Bubbles and bankruptcy:
Financial crises in Britain since 1700 - Featuring prospectuses and
original share certificates for companies that collapsed, notes from failed
banks, and reports about crises. These objects provide a fascinating insight
into how and why crises occur.
9 January, 2013 - Kovels Komments, a
feature of Kovels, is the weekly electronic
newsletter about antiques & collectibles with timely news items, insider tips,
answers to readers’ questions and more by experts.
Here are the Kovel favorite 10+ “good news” stories of 2012:
1. December 2012: A Treasure from Goodwill
2. October 2012: Marble Sells for Record $25,800
3. September 2012: Abstract Painting Brings Thousands
4. July 2012: Blue Pickle Bottle Brings $16,200
5. July 2012: Baseball Cards Found in Attic Could Be Worth Millions
6. May 2012: Wedding Cake Slice Sells For Thousands
7. April 2012: Picasso Treasure Found at Thrift Store
8. April 2012: Valuable Movie Posters Turn Up in Attic
9. March 2012: A $3 Art Investment Yields $190,000
10. February 2012: Millions of Dollars in Comics Found in Aunt's Basement
11. February 2012: A Million Dollars Worth of Gold Coins Discovered in Old
Read more details about each story on the Kovel
Original Miami Beach Antique Show,
best known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, will be held this Jan.
31-Feb. 4, 2013.
Minden Estate Sale of Civil War and Contemporary Items
An Estate Sale in an historic home in a Civil War town offers items from
Colonial America to Mid-20th Century Coca Cola collectibles. The 3-day sale
start January 25 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
41st Annual New York
International Numismatic Convention 2013
The New York International
Numismatic Convention is the United States’ most prestigious numismatic events.
With over 100 participants, the convention offers a wide variety of numismatics
from modern coinage through antiquity, January 10th through January 14th.
2013 Florida United
at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from January 10 to 13th.
The Treasure Act and Portable
5 January 2013 - Thousands of archaeological objects are discovered every
year, many by members of the public, particularly by people while
metal-detecting. If recorded, these finds have great potential to transform
archaeological knowledge, helping us understand when, where and how people lived
in the past. Read more
5 January - Just one more day to go at the
British Museum's Ritual and revelry: the
art of drinking in Asia exhibition exploring the various contexts in
which water, alcohol and tea have been used in Asian cultures throughout
history, displaying objects used in and relating to the diverse and rich
traditions of liquid consumption.
Armor Venue, prime seller of period
armor and weaponry, is having a special winter sale.
Art Deco Trend
Following this past summer's New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, Topazery
Jewelry has shifted its antique jewelry inventory to prominently showcase the
Art Deco trends that emerged from the exhibition.
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