If the concept of ‘quality’ in wine was rendered visually, consider it a triptych – the view on the left a vineyard, the middle scene the wine making process, and finally, the third view – the wine’s performance in your glass. The definitions of the three concepts can be incredibly broad and somewhat exhausting. To do justice to defining quality in wine, it’s tempting to contort language to simultaneously cover such vast subjects as history, terroir, geneology, culture, philosophy, but I won’t!
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Reproduction furniture can be an affordable entry point to antiques auctions and choosing good quality, strong design and well-regarded manufacturers can also see a retention of value and growth potential over time.
You may be wondering, “What is meant by the term Americana?” Americana incorporates a broad range of American furniture and decorative arts.
Has anyone ever told you to stick to one, specialized collecting area? You can tell them a new trend is emerging, and diversification is the name of the game.
I’m sure you’ve heard that a diversified investment portfolio is a good idea, but we both know that collecting stocks is not nearly the same as collecting antiques. The former usually demands a lack of emotion; the latter just the opposite. Diversification, however, can have equally positive results for both.… Read More
People ask me all the time, “How do I get started buying fine jewelry?” Here’s what I say to them, “Don’t be afraid to buy something and make a mistake.”
1. Preview – Look at the material in advance of the auction. This simple step is essential to successful bidding.