Delinquent-tax sale short of goal

MALONE — Franklin County’s latest delinquent-tax sale was about $300,000 short of what was owed, according to a preliminary report from County Treasurer Bryon Varin. He told county legislators Thursday that the sale held Wednesday attracted between 150 and 200 bidders, including some on the Internet, and took in just under $700,000. Full Story Share Read More …

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ painting sells for record $450M

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” considered by many to be the Holy Grail of the old masters, sold for a record $450,312,500 after 19 minutes of fierce bidding between two determined buyers on Wednesday night at Christie’s Auction House in New York City.  The identity of the bidder was not provided by the auction house. Read More …

What’s Cookin’ – Dinnerware Collecting

So what’s under your food today, a paper plate, dinnerware or possibly some fine china?  With Thanksgiving coming up (my favorite holiday) I thought I’d write about dinnerware.   Our formal dinnerware usually has a story or special meaning attached to it.  For me, our formal dinnerware was my mother-in-law Silvia’s.  We only bring them out Read More …

Bob Dylan guitar sells for nearly $400,000

DALLAS – A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s has sold at auction for nearly $400,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas says a buyer requesting anonymity paid $396,500 Saturday for the singer-songwriter’s 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar. The company says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Read More …

Looney Tunes Collectible Glasses

Childhood Flashback I love the Looney Tune collectible glasses, especially the 1973 – 1975 collections.  They remind me of all the great cartoons I enjoyed as a kid on Saturday morning. Finding the prize This year I found a few places that were selling them at retail cost, usually $10 – $15.  But I need Read More …

What to Consider When Purchasing a Classic Car

The throaty purr of an old engine, the swooping lines, the gleaming chrome trim — there are plenty of reasons why collectors are drawn to the aesthetics and construction of classic cars. Not surprisingly, the interest in classic and collectible cars has increased dramatically over the past decade, pushing car values up as much as Read More …

Estate Sale Furniture Buying Guide

Estate sales are great places to buy big ticket items, like furniture. Not only can you find great deals, you’re bound to run into some unique designer pieces- like midcentury modern or well known furniture brands noted for quality, like Drexel or Heritage. Estate Sale Furniture Buying Guide Share Tweet Pin +1 Stumble ShareShares 0