AGPS Articles

Small Stamps Can Bring Big Money

It has long been the case that coins and stamps have reigned as the most popular of all collectibles. In particular, stamp collecting has attracted...

Collecting Decoys Not Just for the Birds

Lest you think that collecting duck decoys is, well, quackery, think again. Despite being off the radar for most urban dwellers, this is a surprisi...

Collecting Stars and Stripes

Hello again! Mike Rivkin here with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs. Happy to be writing once more, especially in light of this crazy year. Anti...

Online Auctions are Up Up UP

With most American consumers penned up at home, the online auction market has exploded to gargantuan proportions. It wasn't long ago that eBay and ...

Meissen - The Apex of German Porcelain

Since we're on the subject of porcelain - or at least we were last week - I would be remiss in not paying homage to the august German maker Meissen...

The Ins and Outs of Jewelry Appraising

What is your jewelry worth? That's a question we get all the time, and it's not easy to answer. While real estate appraisals rely on the cost of re...

Limoges: The Porcelain of Royalty

Although largely out of favor with the millennial crowd these days, dining on fine tableware evokes many memories for those of us of the senior cla...

Antiques Are Essential?

These are crazy days. Nonetheless, all is not lost and this too shall pass. While there's nothing funny about the situation we find ourselves in, w...

Detecting Real from Fakes in Military Medals

If there's been a single cautionary theme in these columns over this past season, it has been the need to watch out for reproductions and fakes in ...

A Clear View of Steuben Glass

Of all the categories covered in these columns over the past months, art glass is among the most varied. Across the years, hundreds of makers have ...

Time in Motion with Chelsea Clocks

First, an admission. I'm a clock guy. Not the quartz or battery powered clocks that increasingly populate our desks and walls but those filled with...

The Siren's Call of Telephone Collecting

Today it's hard to imagine life before the telephone. Yes, there were telegraphs that provided some degree of timely news but there was a significa...

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