Art Market Shrank 22 Percent in Pandemic Year, Study Says

The author of the UBS and Art Basel report says she doesn’t expect a return to anything resembling normalcy soon. The coming period will be “another transitional year,” she said.

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Long-Lost Mosaic From a ‘Floating Palace’ of Caligula Returns Home

A 2,000-year-old artifact that had ended up in the home of a Manhattan antiquities dealer is now in an Italian museum.

#antiques, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #caligula-12-41-ad, #fioratti-helen-costantino, #italy, #museums

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A Pandemic-Driven Love Affair With All Things Vintage

A new generation of homebound shoppers is developing a hunger for antiques and other hard-to-find items online and on Instagram.

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The Heated Debate in the Birding Community

As the Manhattan Bird Alert account on Twitter gained traction, so did opposition. Critics said the crowds it encouraged could be harmful.

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Teenager Killed After Hand Grenade Bought at an Antique Mall Explodes

Officials said that more of the World War II-era grenades, which had been thought to be inactive, may have been sold this summer at an antiques mall in North Carolina.

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Jewelry Experts on Finds and Fancies

One specialist’s favorite: a gold bracelet picked up in the street that once belonged to Queen Victoria.

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These Flasks are Not for VSCO Girls

A Prohibition-era accessory once again seems practical.

#alcoholic-beverages, #antiques, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Get a Hippie, Etsy Look This Fall, With Quilt Coats

Old patchwork blankets are getting new life as garments. But some preservationists cringe at ripping up heirlooms for fickle fashion.

#antiques, #coats-and-jackets, #fashion-and-apparel, #quilts, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sewing

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Douglas A.J. Latchford, Khmer Antiquities Expert, Dies at 88

A leading collector of Cambodian relics, he was credited with helping preserve Khmer culture. He was also charged with trafficking in looted treasures.

#antiques, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #collectors-and-collections, #deaths-obituaries, #latchford-douglas-a-j, #thailand

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Check Your Basement for Old Fishing Gear

It might be worth thousands at auction.

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A Vintage Vampire-Slaying Kit Is Up for Auction

The kit, complete with three crucifixes and a pistol, goes up for auction next week. Experts say it might not save you from the undead, but that’s beside the point.

#antiques, #art, #auctions, #great-britain, #hansons-auctioneers-derbyshire-england, #vampires

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