Great Works of Art or Great Forgery?

The highest price paid for a work of art was $250 million in 2011. Obviously, there’s a lot of money in selling art. Unfortunately this also means there is a lot of money in producing forgeries.

TheProcuress_1490391cOne notable forger sold $60 million worth of phony Vermeers to a slew of people throughout Europe before being caught. When it comes to appraising fine art even the experts can get duped and when they do, buyers pay too high a price.  Continue reading

The Trouble With Long Weekends

The trouble with long weekends is that the longer they are, the more work tends to build up while (or IF) you have a chance to step away from it.  Claims don’t take vacations, and if anything, there is typically an uptake of them during holiday periods.  Propane grills that go “boom,” golf bags looted from the links, and forgetting the expensive digital camera at the festivities are not uncommon events; all which equate to more claims on your desktop, come Monday morning.

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Antique and Reproduction Picture Frames: Quick Identification Tips for the Beginner

Antique frames have recently seen a surge in popularity.  However, there are times when a high quality reproduction picture frame costs more than an original antique.  There are also times when two seemingly similar antique frames are priced very differently.  But how do you go about valuing a frame if you don’t know what it is?  First you must know that for every antique frame there is likely a reproduction out there.  Next, you must understand how to spot the difference.  Although reading this post won’t make you an immediate frame expert, it will give you some easy to remember tips on what to look out for and how to begin to differentiate high quality from low. This is critical if you are interested to enter into antique business, sometimes business people like http://healthirariklis.com/ are extremely successful in antique business and other times not if you have no experience or education.

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