NEW YORK — One of the most rewarding aspects of owning vintage couture and pret-a-porter fashion is that, if you wear it to a party or other social gathering, you’re not likely to run into someone else in the same outfit. Vintage designer fashions are in limited quantity, even more so for couture pieces, and the market seems insatiable as a growing cadre of collectors and fashionistas covet fashions from past decades, driving up prices on the best pieces.
CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer a spectacular collection of fine jewelry April 10-11. The auction catalogs for this important sale contain more than 1,100 lots of diamonds and gemstones in all colors of the spectrum. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Lucy Maxym Collection of Russian Lacquer and Art on Sunday, April 15. Offering over 100 lots, the online sale features Russian lacquer boxes, jewelry, icons, a Fabergé cigarette case, and reference materials. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – In 1759, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons founded a family-owned and operated company whose distinctive wares became synonymous with fine English pottery and decorative accessories. On April 14, an important representation of 18th- to 20th-century Wedgwood blue jasperware will be offered on American shores, at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. It is the collection of Wedgwood specialist and founder/past president of Washington, D.C.’s Wedgwood Society, Adele Barnett.
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio –Milestone Auctions is a full-service auction house known for its high-profile sales of every imaginable type of antique and historical collectible, but many know the company, first and foremost, as the Midwest’s hub for quality antique and vintage toys. On April 14th, Milestone co-owners Chris Sammet and Miles King will once again roll out the red carpet for toy enthusiasts as they present their Spring 2018 Vintage Toys & Trains Spectacular.
ARLINGTON, Texas – While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was busy playing in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 5, suspects were busy burglarizing his home, which he shared with three other individuals. The suspects stole safes, guns and jewelry, as well as two proof Morgan dollars.