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Talking Auctions with Karen Keane & Steve Fletcher | Online September 30

Talking Auctions with Karen Keane and Steve Fletcher

ONLINE EVENT | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH AT 4PM

Join us for a casual, free-flowing conversation with Karen Keane and Steve Fletcher  — get their inside view. The discussion will touch on the current market for antiques & fine arts, and delve into the fascinating stories behind some recent auction highlights, from the consignor with a great eye, who purchased a group of furnishings a half-century ago from legendary dealers of the day; to a carved model of a figurehead, donated to Goodwill, purchased on eBay, and sold at Skinner. 

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Announcing Bidsquare, the First Online Bidding Platform Created for Collectors by America’s Leading Auction Houses

NEW YORK, August 19, 2014 – In an unprecedented move, six renowned auction houses have joined forces to launch Bidsquare, a new online bidding platform. Bidsquare will provide access to a huge variety of top property from the country’s leading auctions on an intuitive, easy-to-use website and – for the first time ever – allow collectors and auction houses to do business directly in an online forum.

The site, created by Brunk Auctions, Cowan’s Auctions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Pook & Pook, Inc., Rago and Skinner, Inc., is a bidding platform where like-minded competitors are coming together for the good of buyers, sellers and auction houses alike.… Read More

Where Have All the Young Dealers Gone?

Dealers are the heart of the antiques business, the cheerleaders, and the energy that keeps the whole system flowing. They cultivate collectors. They hunt at all hours of the day and night, in the four corners of the globe, at auctions, flea markets, antique shows, shops, and online for treasures at the right price.

7 Fine Art & Antiques Websites Worth Visiting

When we started the Skinner Antiques & Fine Art Auctions blog in 2010, this was one of my very first posts. I continue to rely on the first four websites mentioned below for art, antiques and collectibles news. In addition, I’ve added three new sites to my retinue of regular morning reading about the antiques auction market.

What the Heck is Heckerling?

The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning is an annual conference (this year’s was the 45th) at which attorneys, trust bankers, and other estate planning and estate settlement professionals gather to learn what’s new in their field of expertise.