Spotlight on Art: Walter Emerson Baum

Alderfer Auction’s Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on September 28, 2017  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 […]

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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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Vintage Pedal Cars

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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Collecting contemporary entertainers is an incredibly popular hobby.  Movie stars, TV personalities, comedians, stage actors and actresses are just some of the categories autograph collectors love. As professional appraisers, we see thousands of signed celebrity photos each year.  Not surprisingly, most of them are not authentically signed.   Autograph collectors must understand that the volume of […]

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