Collectors Corner

Marie-Claude Lalique:
Life & Legacy

Marie-Claude Lalique was born into a dynasty of glassmakers and artists, with her grandfather being none other than René Lalique himself, the legendary pioneer of Art Nouveau glass. It was in her blood to create and innovate, and she took this passion to new heights.
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6 Best Types of Items to Sell at Auction in 2023

From collector’s items to historic rarities, the most lavish antiques often fetch top prices at an auction or through a direct sale to an interested buyer. You may ask yourself, “What are the best items to sell at auction?” While not every antique can claim record-breaking sale prices, many well-maintained items can spark fierce bidding wars, driving up prices.
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How to Identify Rare and Valuable Antiques

For those collectors who are always looking for high-value pieces to enhance or expand their collections, the question is often, “how can I identify rare and valuable antiques?” First, of course, certain pieces carry different cultural relevance, historical significance, and legacy, which can influence their inherent value.
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George Washington Inaugural Button
Comes to Auction

This magnificent 18th-century George Washington inaugural copper engraved button is from the renowned collection of Harry Case, widely considered the world’s foremost expert on colonial buttons. It is one of only six known examples to exist, and experts believe it was custom-made by a jeweler at the time. Read More >