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You guys have been the best Auction house we have worked with…and we work with a lot. Thanks for your friendly – effectiveness. Jim ******* Everything arrived beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for the extra special care and the candy! You are one in a million! WHY oh WHY, can’t everyone be like YOU?? Michelle ******* […]
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Featuring Gerald Bernstein!
  Gerald Bernstein, whose work is rooted in social realism, spent most of his artistic life in Staten Island working in oils and watercolors.  He studied under George Bridgman and Yasua Kuniyoshi in New York’s Art Students’ League.  He was the curator of Art with the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences from 1950-56, […]
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The Estate Collection of Clarence Cagle
From the Estate collection of Clarence Cagle, Track Superintendent for thirty years and later vice president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cagle was inducted into the 500 Auto Racing Hall of Fame.  He pioneered asphalt construction techniques to convert to an asphalt surface that are still used and is known for resurrecting the Indianapolis Motor […]
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Costume Jewelry Designer Trudelle Laker
  It is no coincidence that Trudelle Laker is responsible for some of the best “statement” jewelry seen on the pages of trend setting fashion magazines and blogs. With the natural progression to the “street” her pieces are worn by today’s most fashionable women, ages 18 to 80. Trudelle joined forces with the Cezanne Group […]
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Museum Apprentice Program
We are so proud to have hosted MAP, the Museum Apprentice Program, with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on November 6th! The program is for 13-18 year old’s to learn about leadership and museum career opportunities. The kids learned about the auction industry, cataloging and lotting an auction, and participated in mock auction experience. We […]
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Important Costume Jewelry: What is a jelly belly?
Important Costume Jewelry: What is a jelly belly? The term Jelly Belly refers to a figural pin with a rounded middle made out of polished Lucite, a thermoplastic acrylic resin invented in 1937 by DuPont. These pins were most popular between 1942-1946 and created by jewelry maker Trifari. Since Jelly Belly’s were created during times […]
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Important Costume Jewelry: A Brief History of Trifari
“Forget the hair ornaments. Some lady in Paris has gotten all the French women to bob their hair, and they also are no longer wearing the high top shoes!” (Excerpt from “The World of Fashion Jewelry” by Barbara Ellman) Mr. Fishel said to his employees after a two week trip to New York. That afternoon […]
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50 Year Flood… of Jewelry!
It may be another 50 years before this opportunity comes around again...
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Antique Helper AND Ripley Auctions?
Antique Helper and Ripley Auctions? Clients and Customers…
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Silver and Decorative Arts Highlights from December 14 Sale
The December 14 Art, Antiques and Jewelry Auction includes a large selection of silver and decorative arts, including a gorgeous Martele silver bowl and examples of Reed and Barton's popular "Diamond Pattern" flatware and hollowware.
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