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  • The most valuable scrimshaw is the work of 19th century seafarers

    Q: I want to find out how much a walrus tusk scrimshawed by (name omitted) is worth. The tusk is 19 in. long. A: We've omitted the artisan's name because the piece seen in images sent is recent. As such, its appeal is to a very narrow segment of buyers....
  • Lunching with Blue Jasmine -- Cate Blanchett to you all -- and Bobby Cannavale and Philip Seymour Hoffman

    "Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business." -- Paul Valery. But we are not talking politics today. Indeed, I find very few people talking politics, Washington or disaster because they are so very...
  • Desirable elements drive doll prices far more than age

    Q: What is today's value on my doll? She's in good shape; there are no chips on her bisque head and there has been very little restoration. She has only a petticoat, but I have old material that could be used for clothing. A: Along with color photos, the...
  • Gerard Way makes a quick home sale in Tarzana

    Gerard Way makes a quick home sale in Tarzana
    That didn’t take long. Gerard Way, lead singer-songwriter for My Chemical Romance, and his wife, Lyn-Z, bass player for Mindless Self Indulgence, listed and sold their Tarzana home in less than a month. The sale price was $1.748 million. The...
  • Actress Drew Barrymore sells Montecito estate for $6.35 million

    Actress Drew Barrymore sells Montecito estate for $6.35 million
    Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have sold the Montecito estate where they were wed for $6.35 million. The 1937 traditional-style house sits on more than two acres with mature trees, an expansive lawn and a...
  • Home of the Week: Marble-clad house in La Quinta's Madison Club

    This newly built marble-clad home at the Madison Club, a golf course community in La Quinta, offers an updated take on Midcentury Modern architecture. Strong horizontal lines, abundant floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors and a sleeping porch pay homage to...
  • Details can make the difference for savvy collectors

    Q: We received these Chinese silver spoons from an antique dealer as a wedding gift years ago. We were told that they are 19th Century, from the Shen Xing dynasty. What is their value today? A: The era mentioned was part of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)....
  • China has their Great Wall ... now they want our movie stars!

    "CHINA and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand," said Indian financier Mukesh Ambani. WELL, China's explosion of demand is heavy on Hollywood these days. U.S.-based stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta, Nicole...
  • It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home

    It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million. The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner...
  • Annenberg Foundation was anonymous bidder for Native American artifacts

    Annenberg Foundation was anonymous bidder for Native American artifacts
    The Annenberg Foundation has revealed that it was an anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American artifacts that were being sold at a controversial auction in Paris earlier this week. The Los Angeles-based charitable organization headed by...
  • Singer Josh Groban pops his Malibu retreat on the market

    Singer Josh Groban pops his Malibu retreat on the market
    Pop and classical singer Josh Groban has listed his gated house in Malibu at $5.475 million. The crooner put the Tuscan-inspired home up for lease a few years ago at $23,000 a month after it failed to sell at $6.1 million. Perhaps this time around it...