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Important Tibetan gilt sculpture leads Heritage Asian art sale, March 22

Important Tibetan gilt sculpture leads Heritage Asian art sale, March 22

DALLAS — From a screen inlaid with porcelain plaques by a Chinese porcelain painting master to a Tibetan figure of a Buddhist goddess and a collection of vibrant Japanese woodblock prints, the offerings in Heritage Auctions‘ March 22 Fine & Decorative Asian Art Signature® Auction include special items spanning a variety of genres. Absentee and Internet […]

Two dozen lamps lead lineup of 70 Tiffany lots at Fontaine’s, May 21

Two dozen lamps lead lineup of 70 Tiffany lots at Fontaine’s, May 21

  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will present a fine and decorative arts auction on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 11 am Eastern time, featuring 19th- and 20th-century lighting, art glass, leaded glass windows, fine silver, marble and bronze statuary, American and European furniture, jewelry and porcelains. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available […]

Trading Cards

As long as trading cards have been around so has the hobby of collecting them. This wonderfully sophisticated wide collection includes rare and modern trading cards with a long and rich history behind them. Most of them are associated with sports such as baseball, football, hockey, or games. Trading cards can be described as coveted cardboard collectibles that depict American football players, places, presidents, animals, comic characters, actors, sports stars, or famous personalities in general. In fact, trading cards were designed to be collected. They first appeared in the middle of the 19th century, when companies started to promote their products by placing trading cards. This practice was so successful and adopted by many industries around the world. It was not only a way to promote products but also a showcase of the upcoming sports stars. The trading wards were also being manufactured by candy and gum companies in the 1930s. However, with the outbreak of World War II in 1940, the production of trading cards stopped due to the limited number of paper resources. Since then, their value increased and trading cards, especially baseball cards, continued to grow in popularity and

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