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Treasure Auction

Treasure Auction

Savvy auction bidders seek items representing superlatives in quality, rarity and provenance. This summer collectors will have an opportunity to purchase rare precious items from the personal collection of an iconic treasure hunter. On August 5, the unique boutique New York auction house, Guernsey’s will present items

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Movie Memorabilia – Instant Expert

Movie Memorabilia - Instant Expert

MOVIE MEMORABILIA – Instant Expert If you have a good imagination, movie memorabilia can “transport” you to a different place and time. Ruby Slippers may take you to “the yellow brick road” or at least back to where and when you first interacted with the classic, The

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Enemies of Memories

Enemies of Memories

The Metropolitan area has been bracketed by two massive fires in the past few weeks which resulted in horrendous damage to real and personal property. FIRE & EDGEWATER On January 21, a Hudson River waterfront luxury apartment building in Edgewater, NJ burned to the ground in a

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Keeping Baby Items

Keeping Baby Items

KEEPING BABY ITEMS Overwhelming Joy The most overwhelming, exhausting and joyful moment of my life was having my baby. While the experience seemed to me to be very intimate and personal, I discovered that I am not alone. A Daily Mail survey found that having their first

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Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions – 2015

Top Ten New Year's Resolutions - 2015

New Year’s Resolutions – Top Ten The New Year is upon us and like most people you are still debating whether to make a list of resolutions. Learn how to make and keep your resolutions: Make & Keep Resolutions About 40% of us make resolutions in any

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Art Storage – 10 Suggestions

Art Storage - 10 Suggestions

The Art of Storage Over the years, Sofia Storage Centers have been entrusted with many Masterpieces including perhaps the most famous painting of all, Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. During our 105 years in business we have stored a very wide range of art in many shapes and

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2014 Astronomical Art Auctions

2014 Astronomical Art Auctions

New Art Valuations 20% Compound Returns ? This fall’s fine art auctions in New York City set several new records including that for total sales which reached $2.3 billion, up from $2.2 billion in May and $1.8 billion a year ago. The fall art auctions which traditionally

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Halloween Wisdom

Halloween Wisdom

The Owl The Owl is not only the unofficial Halloween mascot,but also the symbol of wisdom. Both these symbolic uses go back in history but the wisdom “usage” is the oldest. The 3,500 year old Greek city state of Athens, where scholastics were revered, not surprisingly held

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Auction Intrigue

Auction Intrigue

Art Market The auction houses of Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips are operationalizing fascinating pro-active plans designed to increase both the breadth and depth of their auction markets. Current Auction Environment Geographic shifts in major fine arts auction markets are expected throughout the next 12 months. Slowdowns in

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Collectors Optimistic…Part 3 of 3

Collectors Optimistic...Part 3 of 3

Collectors Optimistic This fall’s international auctions, conducted by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, will set the stage for substantial auction market changes. First, just like the stock market, there are bulls and bears in the auction market, particularly for fine arts where sales prices have been hitting record

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