Art dealing can be a glamorous and lucrative business, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. In recent years, there have been numerous cases of art dealers falling victim to theft, fraud, and even violence. According to reports by the FBI, Interpol, and the Art Loss Register, there were over 24,700 reported cases of art theft between 2008 and 2022, with the value of stolen art during this period surpassing more than $11 billion. These statistics serve as a stark reminder of the risks that art dealers face in their line of work.
T206 Honus Wagner – One of the Rarest Baseball Cards in Existence
Honus Wagner, also known as “The Flying Dutchman” was a professional baseball player who played shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1897 to 1917. He is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. Off the field, Wagner was known for his humility and sportsmanship. He was respected by both teammates and opponents for his gentlemanly behavior and fair play.
One of the most interesting facts about Wagner is that he was the first baseball player to have his own baseball card. The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card is considered to be one of the most valuable and rarest cards in existence.
What does World’s Best AI ‘ChatGPT’ think about Top Art, Antiques, and Collectibles? We Asked!
The World Art News asked the World’s Leading Artificial Intelligence system ‘ChatGPT’ to write an article about top art, antiques, and collectibles. In less than a minute we received a shockingly good art story written entirely by a machine! We did not edit a single word or punctuation. This is what the AI wrote:
“Art as an investment has been a popular choice for centuries, with many investors purchasing pieces by well-known artists with the hope of selling them at a higher price in the future. The art market has seen some significant booms in recent years, with the value of certain artists and pieces skyrocketing. However, it’s important to note that the art market can be highly speculative and illiquid, and values can fluctuate greatly. The art market’s value is also often driven by the market sentiments, trends, and the demand for certain artists.”
PIGUET HISTORICAL AUCTION: The World Swiss Foundation & The Minkoff Collection | Total $3-4 Million
PIGUET HISTORICAL AUCTION – Total Estimate: 3-4 Million CHF
The World Swiss Foundation – over 500 lots.
The Minkoff Collection – over 300 lots.
Rare oil painting by Ferdinand Hodler.
Bronze by Rembrandt Bugatti from Alain Delon’s collection.
Many exceptional historical treasures are listed at auction for the First Time!
20 – 21 September, 2022 | Geneva, Switzerland
Prices on Old Rotary Phones are Up 500%
MARKET ALERT | Vintage rotary phones have been steadily rising in value and liquidity, becoming almost as good as gold.
Rare models sell between $200-2000 regularly. Even most basic rotary phones are in high demand.
Well-known home decorators are getting in the game and scooping up vintage phones from the market in bulk!
Further fuel into the fire is thrown by the limited (and constantly decreasing) supply.
AMALGAM COLLECTION: Fashioning The World’s Finest Scale Models
The world’s leading retailers are proud to offer these extraordinary pieces of model art, including MR PORTER and the SKP store in Beijing. Ralph Lauren commissioned 1:8 models of the 17 most important cars in his collection, that were displayed at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2011 during the exhibition ‘The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection’. These models, and now a collection at 1:18 scale, continue to be available to buy at the flagship Ralph Lauren stores worldwide. Watchmaker Richard Mille commissioned several 1:5 scale models of cars from his collection, which contains some of the rarest and most significant vintage race cars.
3 Valuable Toy Cars & Trucks That Your Kids Could Be Playing With Right Now
Ever wanted to have a car dealership as a kid? Maybe you desired an exotic car collection but couldn’t afford it? Well, this is your lucky day! All over North America and the world at large, adults of many ages relive their childhood memories through their beloved childhood toy cars and truck, paying handsomely for specific models. Surprisingly, some of these toys aren’t even that old, but then again, neither are adults who seek them. Seriously, there are toy car dealers who make good money buying, selling, and trading these vehicles. If you think that’s crazy, we got news for you – toy car repair shops exist as well! So when your kids get back from their 4×4 off-road trip with a busted tire, you know where to go. Just don’t forget insurance.
Why Soviet Gold and Silver is Ideal for Young Investors
Currently, you can purchase Soviet gold jewelry for as low as $200-$600 per item (still within the young investors budget) or as high as $1000-$4000. This practice is something more art investors are doing now. These assets can double, triple, or quadruple in value in a very short window of time.
How to Sell Lenin Statues Instead of Breaking Them
Ukraine is in rough economic shape with a lot of debt. The Ukrainian government has been asking the US and EU to bail them out of their turmoil. Both the nation, and its citizens desperately need new revenue and debt free cash. However, amongst all of this chaos, they can miraculously afford destroying historical, financially viable monuments. Why?