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Sheet of Hitler Stamps

Nazi Memorabilia at Auction: Spoils of War or Symbols of Hate?

Unlike stamps and coins, Nazi memorabilia is not the most common collectible.  Some would argue that it is not a collectible at all.  Although perhaps not the most common of collections, Nazi memorabilia is highly collectible and often brings high prices when brought to auction. Today, I had a walk-in consignor with a rather peculiar […]
Pair of Engraved Revolvers

Collectible Spotlight: Selling Inherited Guns

Here are a few things to consider when selling inherited guns (both modern or antique firearms). Saturday, I got back from an early morning auction in the country exhausted yet intrigued by my experience.  I have gone to Pete’s Auction in Madison, Virginia several times before for their Saturday Antique and Collectibles Auction which generally […]
Attributed to Hannah Foote, Baltimore, Maryland c.1860. Sold at Sotheby's New York January 2004 for $72,000.

Collectible Spotlight: Selling Inherited Quilts

Some would say that there is no more American art form than a quilt.  Made by the earliest settlers, they have been around since the late seventeenth century.  They are also a common item to be passed down from generation to generation so you are likely to inherit one at some point.  However, quilts can […]