The Artful Collector explores the artliness of knick-knacks.
A collector asked me last year: Watching Heritage and other auctions for the past couple of years, it seems that the artwork and books that are selling best and at the highest prices are those from the 30’s-60’s. I realize that a lot of it has to do with the scarcity of things from that […]
Customer’s query [verbatim question and answer, by email 2008]: Do you feel the piece that I just purchased was well worth the price? I am asking because I am getting this for a gift and just wanted to get an opinion. Looks great and the artist is very collectable. My response: You know, of […]
It’s an innocent question: What’s it worth? And I always answer: That depends on whether you’re buying or selling. An object’s “worth” can relate to price, or it can relate to value. These words are not interchangeable, although collectors may use them as if they were. But there is a big difference between the price […]