Antiques - General information and history on a variety of antiques and collectibles.

 

 

 

 
Welcome to Antique-Antiques!!

07/29/14

 

Antique-Antiques is an information site. We offer tons of well researched information on Antique and collectible items,  Appraisals, Clocks, Old Coins and MUCH, MUCH more - Even a bit on the likes of Old and Antique Toys.

Check out these "super expensive antiques ".

See some quotes from our  antique appraisal  pages:
Be Careful -- Take Your Time --  As a silly example, I personally had two antique appraisals performed on a bayonet (sword) -- with the difference between the lowest and highest appraisal being seven fold! The highest appraisal was 7 times that of the lowest antique appraisal! (This is just a small excerpt from a wonderful article in CNN/Money on appraisals - the full article can be found at money.cnn.com)

There is no licensing for appraisers, so ANYONE can hang up a shingle and call them selves an appraisal.

Antique  TOYS? We have a ton of information on the history of vintage, old, collectible toys. We are talking about the toys your great, great, grandfather (or mother) played with.

Do you know the history of the Radio Flyer Wagon?  See the complete page HERE ,  but he is a start
Antonio Pasin, a skilled craftsman from Venice, made his way to Chicago where after several dead end jobs he managed to save enough money to start his own business. He worked at night building wagons and sold them during the day. His company was originally know as the Liberty Coaster Company. His first and most famous wagon was called The No. 4 Liberty Coaster and it was handcrafted entirely of wood.

 

These antiques are NOT your usual flea market items -- Look at the prices these antiques and collectibles sold for! 


Chippendale antique secretary: originally made by the Goddard-Townsend family of cabinet-makers.  Estimates are that no more than 7 were ever made. A very similar piece (a Nicholas Brown antique secretary) made around 1760 sold  for... 

$12,100,000

That figure remains the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of American furniture. 


A 1732 French silver tureen made by T. Germain tripled the world record at an astoundingly expensive price of just over... 

$10,000,000

For the rest of us, a tureen is a BOWL for gosh sakes! 


 

Not the actual item. 

A jar ... 

$8,000,000+

Okay... it was really old (like from the 17th century) and shaped like a dragon, but really it's just a jar!  

It happened at another Christie's collectible auction in New York and it doubled the existing world record price for a Asian work artifact.  


Our favorite! 

The American 'double gold eagle' coin was made in 1933 but only 3 were circulated

The US government changed their minds and ordered them all to be returned - all except three. Two went to museums, 1 was stolen and ended up a private collection. Last auctioned in New York (as far as we can determine) for 

$7,600,000

 


 

 

The greatest baseball card collectible of all time! A 1910 Honus Wagner tobacco card -- thought to have on 35 Wagner cards in existence today continues to break records! It's own records in fact. 

1991 auctioned by Sotheby's to Hockey Star Wayne Gretsky and a partner paid 
$450,000+
 
1995 Walmart buys the card from Gretsky for a "win the collectible" contest which was won by Patricia Gibbs a 41 year old clerk in Florida. Walmart paid 
$500,000

And Patrica flipped the card to Christie's Antique Auction House shortly thereafter for an incredible 
$640,000

 


Possibly the world's most expensive antique... An Olyphant is a hunting - or battle horn made of carved ancient ivory. It was produced during the 11th century A.D. and only six copies with the same ornament group are known to the world. 

17 million USD - the highest price for a work of art ever sold in Scandinavia!

As much as we try to offer a wealth of general information on antiques and appreciate all our visitors, even we must admit we cover only a small fraction of the collectibles topic. With that in mind we suggested you also visit sites like PBS's Antiques Roadshow at pbs roadshow. This has, for the longest, been considered a defacto site on antiques. 


 

Speaking if valuable antiques  The 'double gold eagle', was made in 1933 but only 3 were circulated

The US government changed their minds and ordered them all to be returned - all except three. Two went to museums, 1 was stolen and ended up a private collection. Auctioned in New York for $7,600,000!

 

 

Here's another expensive  antique -- $17,000,000+

 

 

 

 

 

 

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