Richard Tobin stole £750000 in faberge goods from Christie's auction house
A thief who stole more than £700,000 worth of Faberge antiques has been jailed for 28 months. Richard Tobin, 45, who had downed two bottles of vodka before the raid on Christie's Auction House, sold the items to a crack dealer for just £100. He took a ...
April 9, 2015
Can rural America be saved? A new national 'challenge' tries to see.
And while the glowing clock tower of a 19th-century courthouse still commands West Main Street, with the exception of the colorful Pulaski Theatre, the surrounding businesses are hardly a vibrant mix: a pawn shop, antiques stores, consignment shops ...
March 27, 2015
Kovels antiques: Vintage technology
Advertisement. Collectors are searching for antique and vintage items related to discontinued technology – old computers, transistor radios, early television sets, computer games, and even old typewriters, fans, and ticker tape machines. Several ...
March 28, 2015
Ticker tape machine brings more than $2K
Collectors are searching for antique and vintage items related to discontinued technology -— old computers, transistor radios, early television sets, computer games and even old typewriters, fans and ticker tape machines. A recent auction Jewelry ...
March 30, 2015
Auction Watch: For-sale items span the globe in terms of topics, origin
The diverse selection features fine china, samplers, quilts, frakturs, crocks, majolica, pottery, paintings and prints, toys, old books, tintype photos, clocks, silver, 1950s and '60s LPs and 45s, pinup and advertising calendars and 1930s and '40s ...
March 22, 2015
Burglar jailed for raid on Christie's auction house which saw him steal ...
A burglar was today jailed for a raid on Christie's auction house which saw him steal jewellery and antiques worth £750,000. Richard Tobin, 45 The haul included a Faberge Jasmine flower silver gilt worth £550,000, a Faberge gold and silver mounted ...
April 8, 2015
9th Annual Deal Days Tag Sale
Items in past years have included antiques, art, furniture, electronics, clothing, baby gear, collectibles, household accessories, sporting goods, toys, outdoor and garden gear, vehicles, musical instruments, and more. Early bird shoppers can gain ...
March 30, 2015
Most people tend to put the home office in a bedroom or den or something with a door. They don't want their work mess in a communal space and certainly not on their grandma's antique table, but look at these spaces from WeWork. They are mostly co-working, shared spaces. I work better with and around them (even if my little people are sometimes a distraction). I dream of a dining room. For those of you out there who are fortunate enough to have a formal dining area, how often do you use it. I have seen too many wasted dining rooms. Make it a library, a game room, or a very functional office. Besides a hardworking table (no precious family heirlooms please), choose lots of closed storage for corralling books, electronics, games, whatever. Just like any dining room, you need comfy seating, good lighting (hopefully with lots of natural light), and beautiful artwork. I would add a clock, a pin board, and stackable stools for versatility. ) Then last of all, get to work and use your space.
It doesn't matter the holiday or the time of year, I want to romanticize it. However, as optimistic (read: unrealistic, which is not all that different from being hopelessly romantic) as I am, there just isn't the room or the budget for all of the... So, I repurpose what I have to create the look I want, whether it is Christmas décor that I am re-imagining for Valentine's Day (or even St. Patrick's--photos at the end of this post. I rescued her and once my husband had cut off the lamp works from the top of her head, she looked as if she was always meant to be a little lady (the lampshade frame was fashioned into something new--see the photos at the end of this post). The bit of trim in the foreground was purchased many years ago at an antique store and attached to the cabinet we inherited from my husband's grandmother. The empty frame behind this sweet little miss came from an architectural salvage store in Berkeley (I haunt two of them, Ohmega's and Urban Ore) which was painted white, along with everything else in this photo (except for Little Miss, though I am... If you have read my Christmas décor blog posts, then you might recognize this little guy. ) The silver and gold tree that took up this corner for Christmas has been.
he was just one man lost somewhere in the vast universe. It would be like looking for one particular needle in a huge pile of needles, or one grain of sand in a desert. “First things first though,” he told his TARDIS with a thought as he strolled back along London’s busy streets to where he’d left her, taking in the sights and sounds of the early Sixties as he went. “I promised you an asteroid, and I believe there are plenty in the asteroid belt around earth. ” “No rush, take your time. Just spotted a watch seller’s shop across the street, think I’ll take a look, see if they have any pocket watches. ” Ianto checked for traffic before ambling across the street. There were far fewer cars than he was used to. it was strange to think that here he was, walking the earth more that twenty years before he would be born. “Pocket watches have a timeless quality, if you’ll pardon the pun. While I repair and sell all kinds of clocks and watches, I must admit my greatest fondness lies with vintage and antique timepieces such as these. Sadly, most of the pocket watches I have.
Thief sells £700,000 antiques for just £100
A thief who stole more than £700,000 worth of Faberge antiques has been jailed for ... He took a Faberge Jasmine flower silver gilt worth £550,000, a Faberge gold and guilloche enamel desk clock worth £125,000, a Faberge ring and a Mappin and Webb ...
April 10, 2015
Thief got drunk, broke into Christie’s safe and stole £750,000 in Faberge items
Richard Tobin has been jailed for 28 months Picture: (Met Police) A thief who stole more than £700,000 worth of Faberge antiques has ... Jasmine flower silver gilt worth £550,000, a Faberge gold and guilloche enamel desk clock worth £125,000, a Faberge ...
April 9, 2015
Burglar jailed for raid on Christie's auction house which saw him steal jewellery and antiques worth £750,000
A burglar was today jailed for a raid on Christie's auction house which saw him steal jewellery and antiques worth £750,000 ... Tobin also stole a 1899 Faberge gold and guilloche enamel desk clock and a Mappin and Webb cutlery set, police said.
April 8, 2015
Collectors seek vintage technology
Collectors are searching for antique and vintage items related to discontinued technology ... A: Carl Wirths started Craftsman Studios in Brooklyn, New York, in 1919. Jewelry and desk accessories were made. Wirths moved to California and opened a ...
April 1, 2015