Tuesday, June 30, 2009

“Mt. Washington, A Name to Remember” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog - League of its own.


Peachblow - Thanks to www.glass.co.nz


Yesterday was a blog on Royal Flemish glass by Mt. Washington Glass Company but they had other lines equally impressive. Two of their best lines were Peachblow and Burmese. Each of these are distinctive and beautiful in their own right. Like the Royal Flemish, both of these started in the 1880's. So much of the early glass has seemed to have lost value over time but not the Mt. Washington pieces. I would like to continue sharing with you items in the Early's auction on October 24th that caught my eye.

First there was a wonderful Peachblow pitcher that was decorated in the classic colors pink and lavender. This combination is hard to miss. You will find that Peachblow is only one layer of glass where so many other forms of glass are cased, meaning constructed with more then one layer of glass. This pitcher also contained verse by James Montgomery and flowers and butterflies. It was small in size, measuring just 6 ¾ inches, but it packed a powerful punch when its estimated value was $20,000 - $30,000. What made this piece so special was that it was accompanied by a letter stating that it was from the collection of the Glovers, who wrote the book on Art Glass Nouveau. It was pictured in the book which left no doubt about the source of the pitcher. After stating the original owner, the letter went on to give the total provenance of the piece.

There is a great lesson to be learned here and it is any provenance that you can attach to a piece you're selling will enhance its value. When I purchase any item I always ask as many questions as I can about where the item came from.

The second line of Mt. Washington that I would like to familiarize you with is the Burmese glass. It also was started in the 1880's but was completely different from the Peachblow. It was developed for Mt. Washington by Frederick Shirley in 1885. The difference from the Peachblow is instead of pink to lavender, Burmese goes from pink to yellow. From there you will see many similarities between the two. The piece that caught my eye was also a part of the Glover collection and it was a ewer and even had slight damage but the estimate was still $5000 - $8000. The ewer was 10 inches tall which made it a very outstanding piece.

I have found that if a company makes a line of wares that command attention in the market place, they will often have other lines that carry equal or greater value. Knowing this, once you are attracted to an item, be sure to research other lines that the company produced. Mt. Washington is definitely a company worth researching.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

“Royal Means Money” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Royal Flemish Glass


Royal Flemish - Thanks to moison-inc.com



You may see this glass vase or ewer that really catches your eye at the next sale you attend but when you turn it over, to your surprise, there isn't a mark. Most people at that moment would just set it down, especially if it carried a $250 price tag. However, they could be making a huge mistake.


Royal Flemish Glass was produces starting in the late 1880's by Mt. Washington Glass Company. Their company was located in New Bedford, Massachusetts and this was just one of their lines. At that time stained glass windows were very fashionable and the glass was made to resemble those windows. Most of these pieces are colored satin glass decorated with medallions filled with Griffins, Birds or Dragons in earthen tones. You may find these pieces as vases, ewers, cracker jars and many other items. Often the very intricate designs are outlined in gold and there can be stippling.


Here is the real secret that I want to share with you, Royal Flemish often had paper labels that have long since disappeared or there may be just a few numbers that don't give away the name of the manufacturer. But if you can identify the piece as being made by Mt. Washington Glass Company then you may have just discovered a real treasure.


But how will I know that it is by that company you ask? The best method is to attend a few antique shows and see, touch and feel as many pieces as there are displayed there. Next get on your computer and look at old catalogs from glass auctions that were held by Cincinnati Art Gallery, Julia's Glass Auction or Early's Glass Auction. These will familiarize you with the different patterns that you should be searching for.


I would like to demonstrate how this knowledge can serve you well. At Early's last auction on October the 24th, there were three pieces that I would like to tell you about. First came Lot # 62, which was a stick vase 11 ½ inches tall decorated with three circular medallion on a blue stippled background. The estimate was $3000-$5000. The next piece was even more spectacular. It was an ewer with raised gold Rampant Lions with a Serbian two headed eagle black shield, without its paper label. It was 13 1/2 inches and carried an estimate of $4000- $6000. Last but not least was a cracker jar in earthen tones, decorated with medallions of a bust and shields. There was a lot of gold decoration on this piece. Its estimate war $4000 - $6000. These prices make the $250 price tag at the garage or house sale seem cheap, don't they?


Again, knowledge is “King” and it is free so what could be better than that?


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Sunday, June 28, 2009

“Artists on the Move” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Who are they?


Know Who They Are-Artist


I often wonder where the information that I am hunting for will come from. But I have found that it isn't usually found because I was searching for it. Take for example the Christie's catalog I received for the June 30 – July 1 auction. I was very interested in one entry that was selling. You see I have a painting listed for sale there and hope that it will do better than the last time they tried to sell it and the painting fell short of the estimates. I waited a few months and now we will try it again.

But why would that be important to us? As soon as I received the catalog I scanned it for my Bannard painting to be sure that it had been listed correctly. It had been listed correctly but while in the catalog I looked to see if there were other artists that interested me. To my surprise I started seeing artists that were foreign to me but their estimates ranged from $3000 to $7000 and this caught my attention. Have you heard of Loren MacIver? He has a painting representing his skills estimated from $5000 to $7000 or how about a Paul Wonner painting listed at $3000 to $5000. Let me throw in the name of Kenny Scharf. I hadn't heard of him either but there he was and his painting's estimate was $4000 to $6000. This was just the start because I was still within the first few pages of the catalog. You may well know that most auctions start their sales with cheaper items and the expensive pieces don't sell until midway through the catalog.

But what do all these artist have in common? They're Americans. You see about the time I think I am getting there and know a little bit about the art field I get a shock of my life. Not to mention seeing another American, Norman Bluhm, who has a piece estimated to bring $25,000 and could even bring more. How many sources are out there for us to look at and by merely doing so get large numbers of artist names that can make us some serious money?

I would bet that only a few of my readers even have started a list of names of artists that sell paintings over $5000. This should not include common names that everyone knows but those that you haven't heard of before.

Now I would like to give you an assignment that will greatly enhance your profits in the future. Take a piece of paper and list 10 auction houses. Christie's, Sotheby's, Shannon's and so on. Then go the the computer and look at their upcoming auctions and list the names of painters with paintings listed for $5000 or more I promise that over a short time you will have the opportunity to buy a piece by one of these artists and it may be at a bargain basement price because no one else recognized its value.

See how simple this business is. Everything that I suggested is free and only makes you money. If you only have 5 names on your list it may take some time before one of them pops up but if there are 200 names on that list watch out, the cavalry is coming.


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Saturday, June 27, 2009

“Close to Home” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Where the Treasures Might Be.


There is no better place - Thanks stradanove.net


I am analyzing these markets every day and it is becoming more difficult to find the trends that will produce the results that I wish for our members. With the new polls showing that more and more people are saving their money, this will temporarily shut off some of the funds that usually end up in collectibles and fine art markets. Still it is a proven fact that over the last 50 years nothing has even come close to appreciating like Art and Collectibles.


So how can this knowledge serve us? You should know by now that one of the better ways of turning a profit is finding something that is out of place, like a California painting in Chicago or a Florida Highwayman's painting in New York. This will happen on occasion but not everyday. So now what you must be asking? Maybe the answer is things that are close to home.


You can take me for an example, I collect art from my home state of Kentucky and usually pay more for these paintings than I would percentage wise for other paintings. I also know several people that collect Kentucky Whiskey jugs, Kentucky Derby Glasses and Owensboro Kentucky Wagon Company items. It is easy for me to build a list of collectors for these items because I run into them at every auction when I am back in Kentucky for a visit and they stay in touch with me because of the interest I have in Kentucky items.These people become friend's and a resource for buying and selling the things that I have grown to love.


But what about you if Chicago is your home? There is the Pickard Porcelain Company with the artist signed pieces, World's Fair items from the Chicago World's Fair, sports items from the many pro teams, many local artists that are listed and political memorabilia from the many notorious people that have served Chicago. To me it looks as if Chicago is prime territory for the person wishing to be in the Antique and Collectible business, but how many other places would qualify as treasure havens?


Almost any major city east of the Mississippi River will give you the opportunity to capitalize on items of interest in that area. Make a list of items that people would love to collect that have special meaning for citizens in your area. Often a small ad in the local newspaper can produce astonishing results for you and turn a very few dollars into the jackpot you're looking for. I am often reminded of a small book that has proven to be a classic called “Acres of Diamonds” where a man traveled the country in search of diamonds but returned home considering himself a failure until he discovered diamonds in his back yard. This could be us and it should give us room for thought. The more I hear the old sayings the more they become true for me, like this one: "You can't see the trees for the forest."


Yesterday I went to a funeral of a very dear friend of mine's husband and we said goodbye to a special man but today I will be the best man for one of the greatest young men that I have ever met who found his perfect woman through God's grace. What this showed me is how often we think that we have come to our end just to see that there is a fresh and new beginning for us just around the corner. There are treasures untold that are waiting to be discovered and at no time should you let yourself get to the point that you no longer want to search for them because at that time you are probably closer to them than any other time.


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Friday, June 26, 2009

“Days of Our Lives” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – The best of the best.


PEACE

Today is a magical day as I remember the “California Girl” and the “King of Pop.” Who remembers “Charlie's Angels”? We won't again be seeing the wind tossed golden hair swirling in the wind and the smile that could melt the frown on anyone's face. Yes, she was sensuous - but in a cute and innocent way. What about Michael Jackson? He could dance his way right out of his shoes. I will never forget the “Thriller video” and the way he danced and sang his way through it. The world has truly lost two of its greatest American pop culture icons. I have taken this day off in remembrance of these two and I hope all members of the Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club will do the same in pray.


Over the next few days, it is my hope that the press won't try to scan over every hour and minute of these two people's lives that were loved by so many. I go back to the Bible for a verse that I would like to share with them - “Who of you that hasn't sinned let him be the first to cast a stone.” No, their lives may not have been a fairy tale journey, but whose is?


My prayer is for the ones left behind – their children, parents, friends and others that will feel a loss for the rest of their lives. I hope that the country and world will take time to remember what these two special individuals meant to us. Few people in a lifetime achieve the pinnacle that these two obtained, although with it came many trials. I pray that now they can rest in peace and let us just marvel at what they achieved. To those that much is given, much is expected and the weight of this is often overwhelming. God be with them and have mercy on their souls as I hope you will have for me on that day.


I would like to take this opportunity to inform all my readers that I will be unable to process book orders for about 10 days beginning in July. There will be no books shipped during this time. Shipping of book orders will resume on July 12th. I will continue sending out my blog during this time and will try to answer as many of your emails as I can.


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Thursday, June 25, 2009

“ Are Paintings for You?” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – I hope so.


Your Guide to Success

Can you hear the applause as the auctioneer's gavel goes down and someone has just purchased that $10,000,000 painting. The excitement in the room is almost electric but how does that apply to you? We are in this business to make money and I hope we don't forget that with all the hoopla.

I shared with you several times that Fine Art was the last frontier for me to conquer and that is why I waited so long to include art in my plan for success. Has it been rewarding? You betcha. Just one painting purchased for $16,000 and sold for $115,000 has made all my research and time spent worth it, however, it ain't easy and there is tremendous competition. You will not be successful in the Fine Art business by sheer luck. It takes time and study and perhaps more patience then any other item that you will master.

Yes you will occasionally find a person that just falls into a real treasure in the form of a painting but I will show you hundreds of times where the ultimate winner on a painting isn't the first one to find it. For instance the finder may pay $1500 for a painting and turn it quickly for $3000 and he is totally satisfied and met the standard for what we at the “Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club” wish to achieve. However, if that painting is worth $85,000 and with a little more research we would have know that, we would have made a huge mistake. This is where our rule, "Don't sell anything until you know what you have," comes into play. Yes, the compounding of our money is important, but we are in this business to find treasures and when we give them away at a fraction of their value it isn't smart.

You can very easily be intimidated by the Fine Art field but that is where I hope that the Club plus me individually can make that journey into a very difficult field easier for you. But remember if you don't include us then there is very little we can do for you, so call and email with all the questions that cross your mind and I promise we will never get tired of answering them for you.

I now am going to share something with you that may cause a little discouragement at first but it shouldn't. Remember you are going to be one of those that are knowledgeable because you are going to put in the effort that is needed. So here we go.

On eBay there are 130,680 completed auctions listed under paintings. The highest price one is around $1,000,000 and it didn't sell. But at what price did the first one sell you should be asking. Here is your answer: $10,900 and it was by an artist that I don't know. The next highest is $10,600 by a Russian artist and then there are only two others that reached the $10,000 mark. From there we drop to one painting at $8,500 then two in the $7000 range before we drop to the $6000. Do you understand all that? With 130,000 paintings listed only 8 sold between $10,000 and $6,000. You must be saying to yourself why take the risk and spend the time, right?

Here is why. When we find a painting that is a treasure most likely we will sell it to an individual or at a regular auction house where the true collectors are bidding. With eBay most of the bidding is by people that hope to turn the piece that they purchase to someone else for many times their purchase price. Yes I am saying don't sell your better art on eBay. You may think that I am painting [pardon the pun] a rather frightening picture for the Fine Art business, but not at all. I am just saying you have to be prepared to out work the casual person that is just trying to make a little extra change in this business. If you do as I suggest you will find the true “Pot of Gold” that the art field can provide you.

Now if you are with me let's get out there and start playing this game the way it should be played.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Your Domain" – Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Is What You Make It.


Fenton Glass - Thanks to Flicker.com


My wishes for you are just that-- wishes. Even though each day I write tips and ideas that I think will help you be successful, unless you implement some action, nothing is going to happen that will make you the winner of our “Million Dollar Race”. If you aren't aware of what I mean by the race it is a contest between the members of the “Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club” to see who can earn a million dollars first, starting with $100.

There are many times I wonder if what I am writing is reaching anyone or for that matter making a difference in anyone's life? Yes, you see even I often have doubts, but today a member of the club, TW, again gave me confidence that the answer to the question is a yes there are people following my blog. I have always maintained that if what we have started together helps one person, all the effort has been worth it.

TW is like many others that send me auction flyers and ask if there is anything in them that catches my eye. So today I wasn't surprised when TW sent a list of items being auctioned. I will reply with my ideas. But you see it wasn't the flyer that made my day but the P.S. afterwards. I am continually looking for examples where a member of the club has taken something to heart that I have written and there is not a better example than the one that TW sent me in the P.S. today.

Before I share his little note with you I just want to take a moment and say how proud I am of TW for his aggressiveness that is going to make a sure winner for the club. If you keep your mind active and always thinking ahead I promise you great things will happen to you when they are least expected. I am looking for people that don't say "I can't" but rather "Why can't I?" and TW is one of the latter.

I hope that I have got you salivating for what the P.S. said so here it is in TW's own words:


PS - I am very proud of myself because I think I have taken my buying/selling to another level. This past Saturday, I attended a local estate auction and among the items I purchased were 7 pieces of Fenton. I went to another auction that evening where I knew someone that would be there that loved this particular style of Fenton. Sure enough, I asked if she would like to come outside to look at the pieces I had purchased earlier in the day? She loved them enough to pay me twice what I had paid 5 hours earlier. I only doubled my money but not bad for only tying up my money for 5 hours. My customer base is slowly expanding.


Where are the bells and whistles I want to ring and also the cheer that I want to shout that the whole world can hear. Can you believe that, making 100% profit in 5 hours when most people are making 2% in a year? Let me hear someone try to convince me that this isn't the greatest business in the world. If we could get this message out the world would know our names.

I can't wait till I hear the next P.S. and I hope that it comes from you.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"When is Low, Low Enough?" – Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – I wish I knew.


Charles Coutney Curran - www.postershop.ch


This is a question that I am sure you are asking yourself each time you want to make an offer, even if it is a bargain. My thought on this quandary is that you should never feel foolish if you think your bid may be too low, because today it may be accepted.

I would like to give you my personal experiences with this problem. I was in Owensboro Kentucky, my home town, and I ran across two matched paintings by Charles Courney Curran. They were priced at $5000 each but I knew the dealer had owned them for some time. This made me figure that he might accept a much lower price so that he could free up this money and put it into new merchandise. Curran is a Kentucky artist and as you know Kentucky artists are one of my weaknesses. So I figured I would start at $5000 for the pair and work up from there. “Sold” was the immediate response and for a second I felt great pride in my negotiating skills.

To my amazement I still have them and they seem to be a weight around my neck. Truthfully, I don't seem to be able to rid myself from them. So what happened today? I received a call from a gentleman saying that a Curran painting just went through the auction and didn't sell. After researching it I found where it had been offered at Sotheby's with a price of $5000 - $7000 but it didn't sell. Next it was offered at $2000 - $4000 and again it didn't sell at a different auction house. I called about it and was told that it could be purchased for $750.

But now I am asking myself is that cheap enough? Maybe not and $400 might be a fairer price. But how would I know? To that question only you have the answer because the answer ultimately is what is it worth to you. If we continue to second guess ourselves we will never purchase anything and therefore not be in the business. The fear that is being felt in the markets today will not last forever and items that commanded higher prices will again. Unfortunately today you may have to hold some items a little longer then you would like or that I have told you to hold them but these aren't ordinary times. If you are buying quality, time will cure any mistake that you might make so be brave and march forward because this isn't a time to retreat.

On another matter even in these difficult times I don't want to forget the blessings I am receiving every day. My family are all healthy and if you know me I haven't missed a meal, however I do have friends that are suffering and have just lost love ones so please pray for Helen and Jane's children that they will find peace, God Bless.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

“A Computer Can't Do It All” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Fountain Pens Can Put More than Ink in Your Pocket.


Fountion Pens - Where Did They Go?

I just received an email from a member of the Club and he was wanting to know where he could find more vintage Fountain Pens. While most of his business is slow he is having great success with the vintage Ink Pens he is finding and is eagerly searching for more of them. In fact, a short period of time ago, I told my readers about the member that had found a group of pens for just a few dollars and how he had compounded his investment. Ron is that gentleman and he also has started following something else that I have shared with you. He is becoming a specialist on Fountain Pens and he has also found a market for the items he finds. You may be surprised that it is the foreign markets that are paying premiums for these pens to add to their expanding collections. I think that besides the beauty the vintage pens display, the foreign markets are also aware of the gold that is associated with most of these pens

What Ron has done is one of the fastest ways to success in the Antique and Collectible business and that is by finding something that holds your interest to specialize in. It might be the thing that produces your first real reward from selling it or maybe something that you found interesting from your past. In Ron's case it was the former.

Why would vintage Fountain Pens be a great choice for a person to specialize in? First, they are small which often is a consideration for me; second you may find that when you find one there might be several for you to purchase at the some time which can reduce the cost of an individual one; third they are easy to ship and fourth, the selection is almost unlimited. So you can see Ron made a pretty good choice, right?

But if I want to specialize how do I get started ? First see if there are collecting clubs that you can join where information would be readily available on the items that you wish to specialize in. Second go to eBay and study the items that were sold there that brought the most money on those items. You will find currently pens that sold for over $5000. However, this is just a pittance compared to what fountain pens have brought at auction so you should find out what the items of your interest have brought. Third, visit shows where you can ask other dealers about which pens or your choice of items are the most desirable.

This is a time to educate yourself and find those markets that others have overlooked. In Ron's case it is the foreign markets.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

“Fun While It Lasted – Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Still Waiting.


Rooms by the Sea by Edward Hopper- Thanks to www.canvasreplica.com

My record for a sale of a single item is $115,000 and this painting has been the pride of my 45 years in the Antique and Collectible business. The joy that I received from finding this painting by Frederick Morgan was more about the discovery than the money, if you can believe that.

Well, two days ago, I almost went into orbit for a while when I discovered a painting by Edward Hopper in a lady's house. She had asked me to come by and look at a round oak table. My eyes were immediately drawn to this painting and I knew there was something special about it.

I had known the lady for some time and she had become a friend of my wife and rode the train with her to work. The phone rang one afternoon and the voice on the other end of the phone asked if I knew who I was talking to and my response was of course. This is when she asked me to drop by about the table. Since she lives close to me in a very up scale neighborhood, I made the appointment for the next day. The table was all in pieces but then there was the painting.

I hurried home to research the piece and found to my amazement that Hopper's works can bring millions if the subject matter is right. Guess what? The subject matter in this painting was what you would want it to be, cubic and surreal. Now my heart was really beating fast and I couldn't wait to return to her home. I gave her a call to see when the next day she could see me and we set the appointment for about 10:30 the next morning. But while I had her on the phone I thought that I would ask her a few more questions, like is there anything on the back. She, being very gracious, set the phone down and removed the painting from her wall and said "Yes there is a paper that says who it is by , what gallery it was shown in, the size and who the owner was." At that time I shared with her what the possibilities were for the painting and if it turned out to be what I thought, she could pay me a commission for selling it. This is when I needed to take another heart pill because she had just described a show label on the back of the painting and that was about all I needed to hear before announcing it the real thing. By my first estimates this piece could be worth $2,000,000 to $10,000,000. My mind started to really go to work then thinking about where can we insure it, where would be best place to sell it and even how I would write a book about this adventure.

I have written that I am now on the hunt for something that I can sell for $500,000 and I thought that I had found it. Not being able to sleep, I spent the next few hours on my computer until my eyes wouldn't stay up any longer and I headed to bed. Up at the crack of dawn it was back to the computer. This was when my heart began to sink. During my search I ran across the listing for reproduction paintings and Hopper's name was listed. Still with all the information that I had and having actually held the painting and with the label on the back, I thought that it might be the real thing. But the true test would be the size so the next morning at 10:30 I was on her door step. She had taken the painting upstairs so she retrieved it and I sat on her couch slightly shaking with the tape measure in my hand. It measured 33 by 23 inches and this told me what I wanted to know because the real painting measures 40 1/8 by 29 inches. The suspense was over but I still had, for a moment, that excitement that is still to come for me, but it will have to wait for awhile. Yes that $500,000 item is sitting in a home, garage or building and I am on its trail and there isn't a way it will escape me forever.

I am sure you are asking if I was disappointed and I would be less than honest if I said no but still I would have wanted to have this experience all over again even if it ended the same way because I know that day is coming when the piece I find will be real.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

“Carnival Means More Than Rides” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Expensive Glass.


Canival Glass Plate - Thanks to www.usauctionlist.com

Each day brings new and exciting things into my life. I often encounter questions from members of the “31 Club” that require me to hit the books because answers don't immediately come to mind. This is one way to keep this old brain of mine active and I thoroughly enjoy it. However, the greatest part of what I do is keep in contact with people I really like.

This happened today when my mentor Cecil Roeder called and asked about a Carnival Glass plate. I almost had to laugh because it is so seldom that Cecil has to ask me about anything. You see he is almost a walking encyclopedia when it comes to Antiques and Collectibles. But this plate was one that he couldn't find so we were like two kids, both going through our libraries searching for the answer, while holding the phone with our head and shoulder. Most of you have read what I have written on Carnival Glass and how it was the poor man's Tiffany, but it no longer is. In fact, some Carnival ranks right up there with Tiffany. Since the piece that Cecil was trying to appraise was a plate which often can carry prices in the thousands of dollars, he wanted to be sure that he found the correct information.

After maybe 30 minutes we finally found what we were looking for and it seemed like a mystery solved. This is what I love about this business and that is, if you give it time, all the questions you have can be answered and often it is with the help of a good friend. In this case what we were searching for was a price for an Orange Tree blue 9 inch plate, but with a twist. The center didn't have the normal pattern and that could have made a tremendous difference in the price. Finding that this center is called "tree trunk", it was possible to establish a price for the plate which was under $500. The great thing about our study of this piece was the information that we were able to store in our minds about other items that we ran across in our books. Now we both know that in the event we find this identical plate in green it would be worth up to $5000.

This is the type of information that will send you to the front of the class. How would you feel if, attending one of the local garage sales, you noticed this Carnival Glass plate sitting in the china cabinet where it was placed fifty years ago? Approaching it and picking the plate up, you discover that it is the Orange Tree pattern and in green. How would you keep your composure as you turned to the clerk and asked the price? To your surprise the answer could be as low as $25. No it isn't Tiffany, but it could even be better. However, if you didn't know about this piece you would probably walk away wondering why are they asking so much. Again I have to state knowledge is king and don't you forget it.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

“Why Just One?” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Another Glass Master.


Tony Jojola - Thanks to www.wrightsgallery.com

I have shared with you about my love of Western Art that started with visiting the Eaton's Ranch in Wyoming [ www.eatonsranch.com ], however it has grown greatly from there. I have become very interested in everything to do with the Indian culture. After collecting several wonderful Western paintings by such artists as William Gollings and Ida McAfee, I began to notice other Indian memorabilia. There were the beaded gloves with the American flags on them, ceremonial beaded clothing, weapons and leather goods. The artistry and craftsmanship among the different tribes is astonishing.

From my experiences on the ranch, I became aware that at some level I was connecting to this culture. This is when I began taking trips to South Dakota with Colin Craig, who has become like a son to me. We have gone to the Lakota Sioux reservation together over 20 times and I believe they have accepted us into their families. There isn't anything like a pow wow or a sun dance to make you yearn for the days of old when people where free and roamed the open plains of the West.

However, many of the skills that the older members of the tribes possessed have been lost and I don't think that the young will ever recover them. However, there is a new group of artists emerging and I would like to introduce you to one of them. His name is Tony Jojola and he is becoming one of the true masters of art glass. He studied under Dale Chihuly and his work is getting great acclaim from all that view it.

Here is a short biography:

Tony Jojola is one of only a handful of Native American glass Blowers. Born on the Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, Jojola began working as a potter at a young age. After enrolling at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, he was exposed to the art of glass blowing. Further training at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, led to a period of study at Pilchuck Glass School, where he served as studio assistant to Dale Chihuly, the acknowledged master of American Glass Art. With Chihuly�s support, Jojola established the Hilltop Artists in Residence program at the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. This program helps at-risk youth through learning the art of blowing glass. During the past year, Jojola was prominently featured in a traveling exhibition of Native American Artists working in glass organized by the Museum of Craft & Folk Art in San Francisco. The exhibition showed at a number of major west coast venues, including the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ.


This is another opportunity for you, as a member of the “Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club”, to run ahead of the pack. If you are able to find pieces of work by the likes of Novaro and Jojola, they will definitely fatten your bank accounts. I will continue to share names of top artists that few recognize. I suggest that you go to Yahoo and type in Tony Jojola and study his works, because if I asked 1000 people standing in line at a garage or house sale who he is, I doubt that there would be a single person that would know of him. These true masters of their art are collected by the sophisticated collector and I assure you that you will have no trouble placing their works.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

“What Makes the Difference?“ - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – The name of course.



Jean Claude Novaro - $6600 on EBAY


I have been in love with art glass for many years, however, to make money with it you need to discover a name other than Tiffany, Loetz, Lalique or Steuben. Yes, you can make money with these names, but it is harder than if you discover a piece by an artist not so well known. Some years ago, Warner Smith and I visited a lady's home. She had a piece by Charles Lotton and to be honest it wasn't a household name for me at that time. Warner particularly like the Lotton so I encouraged him to start a Lotton Club because after a short search I found that there wasn't one.

This was the start of something special, even though Warner at first encountered a lot of resistance from the Lottons. His club prospered and the prices took an immediate jump because of Warner's efforts. However, today you are unlikely to find a real bargain in Lotton glass because it is in every major auction of art glass. These pieces seemed to have topped out but still they are holding their value and I believe only the best of this, the Lotton glass, will continue to appreciate over the near term.

So where does that leave us? I think it leaves us looking for exceptional art glass that isn't a household name yet. I have mentioned Satava and Smallhouse in previous blogs and Warner has taken them on in his new site "www.artglassclubs.com." But have you heard of Jean Claude Novaro? Neither had I but by searching for expensive art glass I ran across his name. If you are fortunate enough to find a piece of his work you have truly found a treasure. He makes all kind of glasswares: vases, lamps and sculptures and figurines that look like Murano pieces. The only difference is that his figures don't sell for a few dollars but thousands of dollars. Here is his biography.


Thanks to www.novarogallery.com


JEAN CLAUDE NOVARO

Born in Antibes, France in 1943, Jean Claude Novaro apprenticed at a glassworks in Biot when he was only 14 years old. For fifty years, Jean Claude Novaro has perfected the art of creating glass sculpture with a singularity of purpose some might say borders on obsession. Novaro has said that his relationship with glass was “love at first sight. I’ve never even thought of doing anything else”.

Today, Novaro is recognized as one of the greatest glass blowers of our time; not only for his technical mastery and innovation but also for his solitary technique, a rarity even among the most accomplished glass maestros. Each action of creation is pre-planned and intentional, designed to achieve a specific result. Claude Monet once said, “No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition”. Given this definition, Jean Claude Novaro is an artist of the highest order.

He has elevated the art of glassblowing to the level of contemporary painting.

He became a master of glass at the age of 20. Since that time, Novaro has developed a style known not only for his delicacy, but for its weight, depth and complex layering of color using transparent glass, which is a particularly difficult effect to achieve. Novaro not only mastered the incorporation of gold leaf into his glass; he is the first in 3500 years of glass-making history to add luminescent elements, a spectacular invention of which he patented.

His work appears in more than 160 individual and collective exhibitions around the world, in countries such as France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and the United States. His work his collected by thousands world-wide, including actor Robert De Niro, world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, tennis player Jimmy Connors, entertainers Bill Cosby, Frank and Barbara Sinatra, Prince Albert of Monaco, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.

Novaro has been awarded “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” (Knight of Arts and Humanities) in 2003 by the French Government.

Novaro is a master; a master known the world over. His work needs no translation, no explanation, no glossary, no expert exposition – they need only an eye to see and a heart to understand” Bill Cosby


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

“It May Be Time” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – I took the step today.


Just Keep Mov'in - Thanks to flicker .com

I believe that I am like so many of you. In what way, I am sure you are asking. Well for the last few months it has been very difficult for me to get motivated and do the things I need to do to continue my march in the “Million Dollar Race.” Going to sales and listing an item for the fifth time had lost some of its zing for me, but today I got that old feeling back and listed several items. Checking my listings just two hours later, I found that there were watchers and even bidders.

The other surprise that I got was when I looked at the cost of listing on eBay. They may have finally figured out that, without people listing items on their site, they will go broke. It may be time for you to take another look at eBay for your listings. In fact, I got an email from them telling me I am getting five free listings a month. Now that eBay has done their share it may be our time to do what we know best and that is buying and selling. I believe that the public is again starting to shop for Antiques and Collectibles and it is up to us to provide them the opportunity to find them.

Now may be the time to take those items that you have tried to sell with no results and give them another chance. Also go out this weekend and see what you can buy, then list it when you get home to see if what I am telling you is really happening. I believe this would be a great time to commit all your cash to buying items for listing at this present time. If you don't get the results you wish then it will be okay to slack off again and only commit to those extra special items.

With the change in weather, look for fishing collectibles like lures, reels, bamboo fly rods and old advertisements about fishing. (By the way, I took Joshua fishing Monday and he caught a 4 lb. large mouth bass at a friend's lake.) You should also keep your eyes out for golf collectibles and I think they will fly off your shelves. Vintage woods, irons, putters and even bags should make you great returns on your investments. I just saw a large frame hanging on a gentleman's wall containing a hole flag, a golf ball signed by Tiger Woods, some advertising and some other items from the Masters. I am trying to buy it but haven't closed the deal yet. Maybe that little vacation that I took this weekend got my blood stirring so that I can get back in the race.

From the start I have always said there was no way to fail in this business if you followed the rules that I have given you in my book “31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques and Collectibles.” The method we use together will always get us across the finish line if we don't quit but it is all right to take a little breather every now and then. I think it is time for me to put my shoulder back to the plow as they say in the country and I hope that you will be with me.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

“Arbitrage” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – A word you should know.

Arbitrage - Thanks to frankschilling.typepad.com

I can't help myself but I keep going back to the lessons I learned as a stock trader. Often these same lessons can be applied to the Antique and Collectible markets and convert themselves into money in our pockets.

One of the surest ways to make money with stocks is to arbitrage between different markets and this same strategy can be used with antiques and collectibles. The difference between what a stock is selling for on different exchanges often gives the trade an instant profit. If Ford is listed at $6.10 on the New York stock exchange but $5.95 on the Pacific exchange, you would buy on the Pacific and sell on the New York thereby capturing a $.15 profit with very little if any risk. There are traders doing this all day long throughout the world. So why shouldn't we do the same thing in our field of business if it is possible, and it is.

Why can't you buy items on the different auction sites and immediately sell them on another site that you think will bring a higher price? You may even use a “Buy it Now” feature to hasten your profits. If, by training yourselves on market values, you find an item that is selling too cheaply, you would buy it and sell the item immediately on another site. This is possible even before you receive the item or can be done once the item is in your hand. For example, Seeauctions seems to have a very strong market for coins so searching the other sites you find a silver dollar that isn't reaching a sale price that is equivalent to its value. You buy it and that same day list it on Seeauctions. There are now many auction sites and new ones springing up everyday so you can sit back and scan these sites until you find a bargain. The greatest part about this strategy is that it doesn't cost you anything to use it. All that you must keep in mind is the shipping on the purchase and the fees on the sale.

If you use Paypal you might want to leave enough money in your account where you could do this on a continual basis. I have stated, however, that you never want to let your risk grow to a point where it would endanger your business so a few thousand dollars in your account should always be sufficient.

In one of my stories I talk about little Jimmie buying a watercolor for $40 and immediately consigning it to another auction in the same city where it brought over $22,000. Another example was when Warner, one of my partners, and I called a man in Canada about a plaque we were considering . He said that it would be of great interest to him at a certain price. Guess what? We knew where one was being sold. After purchasing it with only one phone call it was flipped for over $3500 profit. Not bad for the time it took to make the phone call and the only real risk was if God had decided it was time to call the man home.

Arbitrage, the word even sounds great and it can be put into good use in “Your Race to the Million.”


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Monday, June 15, 2009

“Who is Afraid of Roseville Pottery?” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog- “Don't You Be.”


Roseville Futura - Thanks to wisconsinpottery.org


Enough is enough and that is what I have to say about the prices that Roseville Pottery pieces are bringing in today's markets. This is ridiculous. People are selling the better pieces of Roseville for less than the junk pottery that was made by unknown potteries that sold for a quarter originally.

This may be a once in a lifetime situation to take advantage of a preconceived weakness in the Roseville market that isn't justified. Yes, there were some rather crude reproductions of Roseville made but even a novice can tell the real from the fake once the fakes are pointed out to them. This shouldn't be the reason for the almost total collapse of this market, so now I am left with a puzzle. What could it be? Here is what I think. It is the blind leading the blind. Someone reduced his prices on Roseville so the dealer next to him reduced his even lower until there is no market at all.

I listed a Pinecone jardinière that was 15 inches high that had an old label with a price of $2500 still on it. I know you won't believe me but a lady emailed me that she would give me $125 for it, but are you ready for the real kicker? She said only if it were in perfect condition. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry so I just laughed. This is the time to strike while people are completely blinded by what others are saying.

If you check the other auctions like Seeauctions and Online Auction you will find prices for pieces I am going to share with you at even more ridicules prices than these on eBay. Here we go freesia ewer $10.50, Bleeding Heart Bowl $15.50, Bleeding Heart Vase with handles $15.65, Snowberry Vase $17.50, Apple Wallpocket $15.00, Bushberry vase handled $22.00, Cornelian Vase $19.95, Columbine Vase $28. I would love to have all of these and feel certain there is a double of my cost in each one. But let's look at the more popular patterns from the past: Futura Vase $795, that you couldn't have touch for double that a few years ago and think if you were lucky enough to buy it for half that, this Baneda 12 inch vase didn't get a bid at $725, neither did this Blackberry Vase at $675, Blue pinecone Vase $600 and another Blackberry Vase for $425.

Here are two pieces that didn't even sell that I would have given my eye teeth for: Cherry Blossom lamp $404 and a Sunflower vase with handles for $382. What would they have brought at other less well viewed auctions I can only imagine. It is time to buy Roseville and don't be ashamed to bid ridiculously low prices because everyone else is and they are buying some real cherries


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

“FATHER”S DAY” - Daryle Lambert’s Antique and Collectible Blog – Don’t forget this day or take it for granted next week.


They make me happy on Father's Day



It is almost here again - that special day when we give God thanks for the Father that he has given us. Yes, many may not have had a perfect relationship with their Dad but if they are like me they are amazed at how smart their Dad became, the older we have gotten. My family has made this day special for me by taking the family to the Nascar race in Michigan each year.

If you don’t make this day an annual event on your calendar, some day you will regret it. I lost my Dad but still I take time to share his remembrance with other members of my family to help keep him a part of our lives. You are given just one family and they often have loved us when in - my case I was unlovable.

I have thought about how this day can prove profitable for the members of our club and these are the ways that I have come up with. First, we can buy things to sell that friends can purchase from you to give as presents to their fathers. Lets say Joshua wishes to buy me a Father’s Day present and one of you has a special Nascar collectible for him to give me, I am sure that he would love to purchase it from you. How about if you have a friend that’s father is a hunter, don’t you think he might purchase a special rifle or shotgun from you for his father? You could advertise appropriate items in you local newspaper a week or two before Father’s Day and I believe your response would be tremendous.

These special occasions that comes once a year, gives you plenty of time to prepare for them, - by doing so your bank account can be tremendously enhanced. By going through your calendar for the year and marking events where presents will be purchased will give you a head start on your wish list for others. If you just set back with no plan, the months can roll by and you will miss many opportunities to make profit. I have a client that buys his wife a painting for Christmas each year so all year long I am looking for the appropriate piece for him. This assures me that I will make a fair return on that item each year and he will have something special to give his wife.

What would Dad like to own? You can’t go wrong if it is something that brings back great memories of his family and friends. Also, things from his past experiences like items from the schools that he graduated from or items that he has used in his profession such as cameras, medical devices, law books, engineering tools and there are so many more. By finding these gifts for others to give you will prove to be a great hit with them and they will be looking forward to what you find.

Have a GREAT FATHER’S DAY in advance !!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

“School Isn't What it Was.” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club – Does Anyone Date Today?


Class Ring - Thanks to Jewelry.about.com


I remember when I was in high school every girl had a charm bracelet that was her prized possession. Each charm had a special meaning for her, whether they were about her boyfriend playing sports, her family or even her pet. It seems this tradition has long passed by the prices I see on eBay for vintage charm bracelets. In fact I believe today you can buy a bracelet with 15 – 20 charms for $100 and the charms plus the bracelet will all be sterling silver.

These little trinkets just don't mean as much as they once did with all the students having their own computers, cars and cell phones. If my memory serves me correctly, just the charms could set you back $25 when I was in school and they were often the favorite gift for a boy to give his girlfriend at Christmas. So much for remembering the past. I definitely don't think these bracelets are something that we should spend much time searching for.

There may still be a remnant of the past, however, that is continuing today and it might make you some money. The item I am talking about is class rings because most of them are gold of some type and few people wear them after graduation has passed for a few years, particularly if the rings are high school rings. I looked on eBay and was surprised to see most class rings still bringing over $100. Some go much higher than that. At house and garage sales I often see these rings sell for $10, so a 10 times appreciation on your money isn't half bad. These class rings seem to signify ownership for the person wearing them and a warning to others to stay away. If a girl saw a boy wearing his own ring, he was available.

There was also a time that medals were given for accomplishments. I don't know if this is still a practice, but these medals were also gold and if they can be found today they should bring fair money. You, as a student, could receive these medals for athletic or academic excellence. Often they were also given for musical talent but the important thing is they must be real gold from 10K up.

Think back to your school years and examine what was important to you and I believe you will find the opportunity to make money by finding items like these. Remember that most collectors are trying to recapture their past and we want to be there to assist in this effort. Just a little trivia question, do you remember your school's fight song?

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Friday, June 12, 2009

“It Does My Heart Good” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Blog – Thank you, Mary.

We CAN LEARN TOGETHER -THANK TO LEAP.UBC.CA


The best thing about my job is to hear from people when my advice has helped them. I have been ridiculed for caring so much for others but I always know that in God's eye that is what we are to do. Yes, I still remember when a dealer asked why I had to educate everyone and my answer was “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.“ This I hope will become the slogan for the Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club. I will do this as long as I am able and today I got an email that makes it all worth the effort for me.

As you should know it was very difficult to recommend to my followers that maybe during these hard economic times they may have to deal in the lower end items for a while to get by but I believe it was the right thing to do and I would do the same thing again. Yes, going to a garage or house sale and buying 50 items for $1.00 each isn't my idea of a treasure hunt but it can be well worth while the effort. I believe after hearing from Mary your mind might be changed also.

Because they read this blog everyday, I often hear from the same people over and over and that is just what I want to happen because if I'm not hearing from you then there isn't a way I can tell if the information that I am providing is helping or not. Mary is one of my faithful followers and she made my heart happy today. When I share her email with you it won't be hard to understand why I say this.

Here is her wonderful email that should be a lesson for all of us.


Hi Daryle,

Well, I went to the Sunday auction. As I thought, it was long and drawn out. They started selling the Fostoria and decided they weren't getting enough and they just quit! They covered it and put it all away. They had no reserves and some people had driven in just for that. It didn't go over very well.

I tried to watch for all we discussed. The first war poster went for 150.00 and after that, most went for 75-100. I had seen the Rockwell set on ebay go for 76.00. They had all four at the auction and they went for 75.00 apiece!!! The paperweights went for 22.50 each first round and the guy took 4. The rest still went for about 10. each. I couldn't come close to anything we talked about. I did end up purchasing 25 china teacup sets, some 2 piece, some 3 for 60.00 There were several bone china sets. I'll let you know how those go.

In your one blog you talked about working with the lesser items. I keep reading and studying and I know I am getting better. I have to make money now so I do what I can. I have had some good scores lately I wanted to tell you. I paid 2.00 for a flat of linen. I pulled out one doily and it just sold for 61.00 on ebay!!! I also paid 5.00 for a metal picnic basket in excellent condition and it is over 31.00 already and doesn't end until Sunday. I also bought 10 vintage ladies hats for 10.00 and already made the 10.00 back on one so for now, I kept plugging with whatever I can find. Today I just bought two vintage chenille bedspreads at a thrift store for 1.50 total!!! I'll let you know!

Well, thanks for letting me air out. I will keep going and watching for the "big ones". I know they are out there.

Again, thank you for all you do and for your constant encouragement.

Mary


I must be a real softy because I just read this email for the third or fourth time and it brought tears to my eyes. You see we had gone over the items that were in the auction and she wasn't able to purchase any of them at the prices that I recommended but that didn't deter her from her stated goal and that is to be successful in the Antique and Collectible business. There are several lessons to be learned from her email but I will let you figure them out.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

“Do as I Do” - Daryle Lambert's Antique and Collectible Club – Use Others' Information.

Josh and Daryle

Would you believe that 50% of my time is spent researching items that I think might make me money? Today I will give you the tips that I use for getting the answers about the possible treasures I find. It really is easy to get the information you need but often we overlook the obvious. Let's just take a few examples.

I received an email from a wonderful young lady inquiring about this beautiful vase she had found. After much research she said the pattern matched closely with one on consolidated glass. However, she still wasn't sure and what could I tell her? I wish that I had all the knowledge that seems to be attributed to me but guess what, I don't. Just like many of you I have to start from scratch.

In this case my first thought was maybe there is a collectors' club for consolidated pieces and off to Google I went. Sure enough there was a collectors' club for Phoenix and consolidated both so I sent her the consolidated website, because if anyone knows consolidated it would be the club and its members. This should always be your first bet and these clubs are happy to assist you.

Next, what should I do to try and find a current price for this treasure? Ebay, ebay, ebay. This is perhaps the greatest source of pricing that you will ever find. First, look at current auctions and then the completed ones. Over 50% of the time you will find an item like yours that has sold and this is current. No, you don't use one source to establish your price but with Ebay you are well on your way. If the piece is Art Glass go the Julia's glass auctions on their web page or Cincinnati Art Galleries site on their home page. Between these two houses you will find most of the great glass pieces that have been sold. But now how about pottery? Treadway, Cincinnati Art Galleries and Rago will cover you there. Yes, it will serve you well to find out what auction houses specialize in what and then stay current on their auctions. Remember that price guides are at lest a year old when they are published, so for me they have very little actual value.

There are other ways to get the information that you need to make intelligent decision but the rest often require you to leave the house, which isn't all that bad either. One way to get information is by going to antique and collectible shows. In one afternoon at a show you will pick up an unlimited amount of knowledge, plus there will be people there to answer any other questions that you may have. The same thing can be said of antique shops but there the information will be less because usually these shops are owned by what we call "moms and pops" and the inventory will be small compared to a show where you can have up to 500 dealers or more. The way that most people learn is by reading and this is a super way to accumulate knowledge. Unfortunately I am a visual learner and it is best if I see what I am learning about.

I hope that this little outline that I use to obtain information will help you. This business is so simple and easy to run if a person will just slow down and let his mind do the walking.

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