Appraisal Stories from Kathleen Guzman, 20th Anniversary of Antiques Roadshow

Kathleen Guzman Heritage Auctions

When Antiques Roadshow started, recalled auctioneer Kathleen Guzman during a lecture at Heritage Auctions last night, there might have been 500 people for a show taping. It wasn't until the taping for the first show of the second season, this time in Pittsburgh when things started to catch on. When they opened the door, they … Continue reading Appraisal Stories from Kathleen Guzman, 20th Anniversary of Antiques Roadshow

Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

Adolph Kempen, Austin, Texas, 1844-1885, Desk, c. 1875 Walnut and maple; collection of William J. Hill

A rare writing desk and examples of early Texas pottery are included in a recent donation of early Texas decorative art items to the Bayou Bend Collection in Houston. That's according to the Houston Chronicle, Maine Antiques Digest and other sources. The gifts were donated by Houston-born sixth generation Texan William J. Hill. Created by Austin cabinetmaker … Continue reading Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

Philbrook in Tulsa to Exhibit Record-Setting Roadshow Rino Carvings

Worldwide media recently took note of a record-breaking find at the July 23rd Tulsa, Oklahoma taping of the popular PBS program, Antiques Roadshow. Five 17th-18th-century Chinese libation cups made from carved rhinoceros horn shattered all records to become the highest-appraised objects in the history of the program. Seeing this as a great opportunity to engage … Continue reading Philbrook in Tulsa to Exhibit Record-Setting Roadshow Rino Carvings

Letters from China: Two, Antiques Roadshow with a Sledge Hammer

With the fast pace of broken auction records for Chinese antiques and the wallets of rich Chinese fattening even faster, the whole nation is looking  back at its culture with unsurpassed passion. This is reflected in popular culture. China has its own antiques roadshow now, yet with a twist of entertaining more or less reflecting … Continue reading Letters from China: Two, Antiques Roadshow with a Sledge Hammer

Leila Dunbar to speak on June 3 at Cooperstown Baseball Symposium

On June 3, former Sotheby’s senior vice president Leila Dunbar will give a presentation titled “Stories In Hand – Baseball History Told Through its Memorabilia” at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York as part of its annual symposium on baseball and American culture. The 2010 Symposium runs June 2-4, featuring lectures … Continue reading Leila Dunbar to speak on June 3 at Cooperstown Baseball Symposium