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Goodbye January, Hello Februarius!

As January gives way to February, the blues are inevitable. With New Years resolutions starting to recede in the rear view and the weather becoming more frigid by the day with no holiday cheer to warm your heart, it is difficult to fight this looming Winter gloom. But, maybe, there is something to look forward towards… “The word February is born from the Latin word Februarius, from Latin februare meaning to “purify” or “expiate.” In ancient Rome, Februarius was the “Month of Purification” and great festivities were held to reestablish the empire’s focus on righteous living.” So, maybe it’s time…

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Oh, Marilyn…

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic American female stars. A symbol of American beauty and sexuality – this starlet stole the hearts of people worldwide, including that of a certain president… Unless you are on team Jackie, one step that would get you closer to being just like JFK is to have a signed personal photograph of Ms. Monroe. Who wouldn’t want to be a Kennedy?  Minus that whole curse thing, of course. America’s Best Auctioneer has been consigned a stunning signed photograph of Marilyn Monroe, including a forensic certificate of authenticity. Fancy and serious, I know. Most images…

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Solution: Baseball

As the calendar marches on, holiday shopping anxiety continues to set in about what to get your loved ones that will both impress the rest of your family and show them you care. ABA has a suggestion… We all have one of “those guys” in our life: the man who has everything. We’re not buying a sports car and every iWhatever is owned, and we learned long ago to not even bother trying to get something for this man’s golf clubs – he has a strict cleaning regimen and it’s not to be messed with. Solution: Baseball. Ah, baseball. The…

Bronze Candlesticks

Shabbat Candlesticks for Hanukkah

The gift of Shabbat candles to a daughter or new wife has been a beautiful tradition in the Jewish religion for centuries. If you want to get technical, 5773 years. Although the lighting of the candles is typically done by a female, in the absence of one it can be done by a male. In the midst of Hanukkah, the gift of Shabbat candles would be the perfect addition to any loved female’s life. It truly is an honor to light the Sabbath candles every Friday and re-enact what my ancestors have been doing for centuries. At the ABA Gallery,…

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Hummel Plates

When working at an auction house, there are a few crucial rules I have learned to follow; none more important than this one in particular: always open that box. Like the true holy experience that they are, rummaging through a forgotten corner of the warehouse while putting off writing our next blog post, I serendipitously found a box of mint condition Annual Hummel Collector’s plates. Just in time for the holiday season…if anyone has loved one who is a collector, this is THE perfect gift. Hummel plates mark a crucial part of both American and German history.  In the 1930s, Sister…

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Happy Holidays

As the official holiday season has just begun with the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center, it is time to start putting a monetary value on your love spreading holiday cheer with a thoughtful gift. I don’t care what your religion is or who comes down your chimney, the holiday season puts a smile on everyone’s face. (Unless of course you are the Grinch, then there is no need to read on because we have nothing in common.) Some intrepid individuals chose to start their holiday shopping on Black Friday – more power to them – this little holiday…

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Hello world!

America’s Best Auctioneer has a blog! After much discussion and contemplation, we figured this would be the best way to continue educating our clients on the world of fine art, home decoratives, Oriental & Persian rugs, and jewelry. Wherever you are, be it Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Massachusetts – America’s Best Auctioneer is there with you. Whether you buy from us or someone else, an educated client is the best type of client. We want you to know you’re getting a deal. Or not. “New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we…