Category Archives: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Yard Sale Swan Song

THE 2011 YARD SALE SEASON is gasping its last. I went to a dozen sales this morning and, unlike the fruitful pickings of spring and summer, November sales are less than the sum of their parts. The season has been … Continue reading

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Op to Pop in L.A. October 9th

Richard Cottingham, House with Awnings, oil on canvas, 1968, est. $80-120,000 LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS (LAMA) is set to sell more than 400 works from the estate of Richard Dorso, a Hollywood talent agent and later fashion retailer, who died … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Bonanza

Eight birdhouses, $1 apiece. Red and yellow bench, 8′ long, $20. AT THIS MORNING’S ROUND OF YARD SALES, I made out like a bandita, and I owe it to my friend Ada. She wanted to schedule our Saturday morning walk … Continue reading

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Valley of the Dollhouses

A NICE LITTLE BONUS of my visit to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the week before last, was this collection of vintage dollhouses at the Adelphi Hotel. The top floor of the historic Victorian inn is home to some impressive examples of … Continue reading

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High-End Philly Salvage

I WAS DOWN IN PHILADELPHIA Sunday, helping my son and his girlfriend tear up floorboards at the 1870s Fishtown row house they bought last June. But first, by way of procrastination, we had to have breakfast and check out the … Continue reading

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