Collecting

For the Love of Lionel: The Collection of Richard P. Kughn

For the Love of Lionel: The Collection of Richard P. Kughn

After a lifetime of collecting, avid car enthusiast, train collector, and former CEO of Lionel Trains, Inc., Richard P. Kughn is downsizing.

In a series of six auctions now through December 2017 comprising thousands of Lionel trains and related memorabilia, the personal collection of the former owner, chairman, and CEO of Lionel Trains will be sold through Pace & Hong Auctions. The sales will each offer a diverse array of Lionel-related objects and artifacts, from the trains themselves to original artwork by Angela Trotta Thomas, billed as the premier artist for Lionel Trains, Inc.

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The Rockefeller Emerald: An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond C. Yard

The Rockefeller Emerald: An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond C. Yard

We are enamored by an 18.04 carat emerald, but the history of this precious beauty is captivating. Enjoy this article by Christies.

An 18.04 carats emerald of mesmerising colour and impeccable clarity once owned by Rockefeller family is set to be the highlight of our Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on June 20 with an estimated auction price between $4-6 million.

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The Story of the American Gold Eagle Coin

The Story of the American Gold Eagle Coin

As collectors know, coins are not only coveted for their intrinsic value and rarity, but because they are works of art as well. One of the most beautiful coins still being minted today is the American Gold Eagle. Created from gold mined solely in America, its two sides feature reliefs designed by highly skilled artists whose names are famous in the world of art and coin design.

Source: Govmint.com

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Love a Piece of Art? Grab It While You Can

Love a Piece of Art? Grab It While You Can

MIAMI BEACH — If there is one thing Norman and Irma Braman have learned over their many years of collecting, it is this: Do not hesitate. Acting decisively has enabled them to secure the prized artworks that fill their home here overlooking Indian Creek. There are Picassos, Warhols, de Koonings and an entire room full of Calders.

Source: New York Times By Robin Pogrebin

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