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Michael Ivankovich Antiques & Auction Company
ABOUT THE MICHAEL IVANKOVICH ANTIQUES & AUCTION CO., INC. Michael Ivankovich has been collecting Wallace Nutting pictures and Early 20th Hand-Colored Photography and Prints for nearly 30 years. Buying his first picture in 1974, he started searching out pictures & prints in garage sales, flea markets, antique shows, and local auctions. Shortly thereafter, he began purchasing entire collections...20... 50...100 ...800 pictures at a time. Today he is generally considered to be the country's leading authority on Wallace Nutting pictures, books, furniture, and memorabilia. This specialization in Wallace Nutting pictures led to his first book in 1984, The Price Guide to Wallace Nutting Pictures (1st Ed). Three additional editions of that book were released between 1986-91. He has also authored three other books relating to Wallace Nutting including: The Alphabetical & Numerical Index to Wallace Nutting Pictures, The Guide to Wallace Nutting Furniture, and The Guide to Wallace Nutting-Like Photographers of the Early 20th Century. Through his Diamond Press subsidiary, he has also published 3 additional books on Wallace Nutting: The Wallace Nutting Expansible Catalog, Wallace Nutting: The Great American Idea, and Wallace Nutting Windsors: Correct Windsor Furniture. In 1997 his Collectors Guide to Wallace Nutting Pictures: Identification & Value was published by Collector Books and is generally considered to be the #1 book for Wallace Nutting collectors. In 1998 he published The Collectors Value Guide to Popular Early 20th c. Prints which is actually 8 individual Prices Guides, with separate value chapters on Wallace Nutting, David Davidson, Fred Thompson, Sawyer Pictures, Maxfield Parrish, Bessie Pease Gutmann, R. Atkinson Fox, and a separate catch-all chapter on all of the lesser-known hand-colored photographers. And in 2002 he partnered with Carol Gray and Doug Peters in the release of The Hand-Painted Photographs of Charles Henry Sawyer. Mr. Ivankovich conducted the first all-Wallace Nutting Consignment Auction in 1988, selling nearly 500 lots of Wallace Nutting pictures, books, furniture, and memorabilia in Framingham, MA. The enthusiasm generated by this Auction has led to 52 more Catalog Auctions between 1988-2002, with 4-6 Wallace Nutting, Nutting-Like, and Early 20th c. Print Auctions taking place each year throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. These Auctions have now become the national center of Early 20th c. Hand-Colored Photography & Print activity. They provide buyers with the opportunity to compete for a wide variety of pictures and prints ranging from common scenes to the best and rarest pictures in the country. These Live Catalog Auctions provide sellers and dealers with the opportunity to place their consignments in front of the country's leading and most knowledgeable collectors, while at the same time providing Auction attendees with the opportunity to see one of the largest and most diverse assortment of Early 20th c. Hand-Colored Photography and Prints that they will see assembled all in one place...several times per year. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Ivankovich has written articles for most major trade papers, has appeared on various radio and television programs, and is frequently consulted by antique columnists from throughout the country. His Exploring Early 20th c. Prints column now appears in 14 trade papers and publications around the country. And he provides appraisal services and exhibits at select Antique Shows throughout the northeast. Mr. Ivankovich is a licensed Auctioneer in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, also conducting various Antique & Collectible, Household and Estate, General Consignment, and Fund Raising Auctions. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, and has served as the President of the Lehigh Valley Society of Auctioneers. He is also a member of the Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association. Together with his wife Susan who has published 4 cookbooks, and who designed this entire Web site, they reside in Doylestown, PA with their 4 children Jenna, Lindsey, Megan & Nash.
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