Martin Brothers double bird sells for $57,000 at Skinner’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts, July 13, 2013

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Martin Brothers double bird, Skinner lot #896

Martin Brothers double bird, Skinner lot #896

Skinner, Inc. held their European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale on July 12-13, 2013. Included in the huge 1377-lot sale was a Martin Brothers double bird. It was fairly small, 6″ tall, and kind of hidden in this huge sale. I had hopes of sneaking up on it and buying it reasonably, but that was not going to happen. The major players had found out about it, so there was no hope of getting a bargain. The final sale price almost quadrupled the high pre-sale estimate of $15,000, selling for $57,000, including the buyer’s premium. It wasn’t a surprise because the market in the best quality Martin Brothers items has been strong for some time and continues to be so.

Very rare 1914 Louis Wain cat, The Lucky Master Cat

Very rare 1914 Louis Wain cat, The Lucky Master Cat

Next weekend, August 16-18, we’ll be at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, to exhibit at the Chicago Summer Antiques Show. We’re bringing some really high-powered new items, all fresh to the market, including four outstanding Tiffany Favrile vases straight out of a collector’s home. Please take the time to visit us at the show to see for yourself.

If you can’t attend the Chicago show, make sure you make plans to come to the really great Baltimore Summer Antiques Fair, August 22-25, 2013, the following week. It’s a show worth traveling to from anywhere in the world. Buyers fly in from all over the country, Canada, Europe and even Japan. How about two free tickets? Click here to get your two free tickets to the show.

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Wonderful Daum Nancy scenic blownout vase, in rare purple variation, just in

Wonderful Daum Nancy scenic blownout vase, in rare purple variation, just in

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Gorgeous Daum Nancy Fall scenic vase, just in

Gorgeous Daum Nancy Fall scenic vase, just in

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps.

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