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  • Better copies can sell well

    Q: Over 30 years ago, I rescued a beautiful plaster bust from the trash at a public library branch. The name "Barthe" is scratched into the back of the base. From my research, I am assuming that it might have been created by Richmond Bartha. I don't...
  • 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...
  • 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)....
  • 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...
  • A titanic sale in Malibu for Leonardo DiCaprio

    A titanic sale in Malibu for Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beach house compound in Malibu for $17.35 million. The leading man had leased out the oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired property in the summer of 2012 at $150,000 a month. Then about a year ago he put it up for sale at $23...
  • Research essential to gauge the market for artwork

    Q: We have two large museum-mounted ink etchings by Jose Miguel Pardo of Spain. In the late 1980s, he was the most sought after surrealist artist; his paintings sold for tens of thousands of dollars. I have little knowledge of the art market. How can I...
  • Early phone equipment, electronics, sizzle with tech geeks

    Q: We inherited an old telephone switchboard. We can't find any serial numbers and have no idea how to go about selling it. Maybe Craigslist? Any ideas? A: The query arrived with images of a freestanding floor unit -- a complete switchboard with...
  • Top quality mahjong sets still win hearts of dedicated players

    Q: My mahjong set dates from before the early 1940s. There are ashtrays at the ends of each rack. I've searched online for sets with ashtrays and found none. I've never seen another like it. How do I determine value, and how can I sell this unique set?...
  • Peter Facinelli and ex-wife Jennie Garth sell Toluca Lake home

    Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady....
  • 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...
  • Actor David Spade sells oceanfront house in Malibu

    Actor David Spade sells oceanfront house in Malibu
    After several outings beachcombing for buyers, actor David Spade has said "buh-bye" to his oceanfront house in Malibu. The buyers are Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos and his wife, Nicole Avant, former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, according to...