Making Records

What do records tell us about the value of our antiques and collectibles? By Leon Castner This might seem very strange, which is probably why it’s coming from me, but understanding how the market reacts to a specific collectible, like records (you remember them, don’t you? They’re the round, flat, big vinyl discs that most […]

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Many divorce proceedings require the appraisal of spousal property to assist in the equitable distribution settlement.  Most are familiar with the need and procedures for any real estate being valued, but are usually uninformed of the process and practice of having the personal property done as well.  This becomes a somewhat touchier subject since personal […]

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Alderfer Auction’s Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on September 28 featured some exceptional and very collectible works of art. Among them, were several paintings by Pennsylvania Impressionist Walter Emerson Baum (1884-1956) who was part of an esteemed group of artists that were also referred to as the Bucks County Impressionists or artists of The New […]

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Jersey Boys have been making music for generations. Bruce Springsteen…Frank Sinatra…Count Basie…John McCormick….and Enrico Caruso. But they never would have been heard by millions of fans if it weren’t for another Jersey boy – Elridge Johnson. Johnson was a resident of Camden, NJ and in 1901, this music maker founded the Victor Talking Machine Company. […]

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Pedal Cars have been a hot collectible for many years. What started out as a kid’s toy, has become much more serious than child’s play. One only needs to peruse Ebay and auction sites to see the value of these tot-sized automobiles. Alderfer Auction, of Hatfield, PA recently sold a single owner collection of more […]

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