August 29, 2018
The One and Only British Guiana 1c Magenta: Part I
This old piece of red paper with cut corners is one of the most valuable stamps in the world - the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta issued in 1856. In 1856, this stamp was sold for as much as 1 cent, and in more than 100 years - for 280 thousand dollars.
August 26, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part II
This is the second part of the article on stamp errors.
August 25, 2018
A Quick Guide on Stamp Catalogs
Below, you can find a list of different stamp catalogs in alphabetical order with an explanation which territories of the world they cover.
August 18, 2018
Stamp Errors Review: Part I
Errors discussed in the review can make a stamp incredibly rare and valuable. Therefore, every collector or auctioneer willing to purchase items at online stamp auctions or some other events should be aware of those errors and know how to recognize them. In this article, you can find the most important factors affecting stamp price.
August 18, 2018
The Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auctions: Part II
This is the second part of the review revealing the most expensive photos ever sold at auctions.
August 13, 2018
The Most Expensive Photos Sold at Auctions: Part I
Auctioneers are ready to invest a lot of money not only in paintings and other timeless classical art pieces but also in modern photography. In this review (Parts I & II), you will see the most expensive photos sold at different auctions.
August 12, 2018
Stamp Errors: A Quick Guide
As a rule, most collectors hunt for individual stamps, which differ from their standard form because of a typographical or some other error. Auctions at which error stamps are sold attract the greatest attention.
August 10, 2018
Five Notable Items Sold at UK Auctions in July
A Scottish banknote was sold for £900 at a Brown & Turner Auction house event (Jedburgh). Such lots are neither very pricey nor exclusive, nevertheless, the note sold at the auction was quite valuable.
August 05, 2018
Three Types of Antique Porcelain: How to Differentiate Between Them
There are three types of porcelain, which are bisque, soft-paste, and hard-paste. Each of them is different in appearance, texture, and production technique.
August 03, 2018
How to Start an Art Collection: Five Quick Tips
Many experienced collectors started their art collections by buying easily recognizable works of famous authors, but at an affordable price. However, there are a number of factors, which should be considered first.
August 02, 2018
The Most Expensive Antique Items Ever Sold: Part II
This is the second part of the article revealing the most expensive antique items ever sold. The lots presented below are exceptionally rare and precious.
August 01, 2018
Royal Car Is Up for Sale
The car that belonged to Queen Elizabeth II will be put up for auction. In particular, this is a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette. There are 18 such cars in the world.
An Illustration to “Winnie-the-Pooh” Sold for a Record Price
Recently, Sotheby's auction house has reported that an original illustration to a book was sold for a record amount of money. In particular, it was a map drawn for the “Winnie-the-Pooh” book.
The Most Expensive Antique Items Ever Sold: Part I
Different exclusive and rare items are put up for auctions all the time. Some of the lots are so precious and unique that buyers are ready to spend millions of dollars to get them. Here are five most expensive lots ever sold at auctions.
Buying Antiques When You’re on a Budget: Quick Tips
Buying antique items is always exciting whether you are an experienced collector or a newbie. However, there can be times when you find yourself on a tight budget but still want to add something to your collection.
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” Sold for £56,250
Recently, Bonhams auction house held an event at which an interesting lot was sold. In particular, it was the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" novel published in 1997.
Remarkable Items Sold on Auctions in June
Remarkable Items Sold at Auctions in June: Review of Five Lots.
June 27, 2018
How to Estimate the Price of Your Antique Item Using the Internet
If you think that you have an antique item, which might be quite valuable, you don't need to rush to an appraiser or a dealer straight away.
June 25, 2018
“Alice in Wonderland” Coins: New Release
New Zealand Mint has issued a new set of coins as part of their Disney Classics Coin Collection. The new release is dedicated to the famous film called “Alice in Wonderland”, which was created in 1951.
June 20, 2018
Welcome to oldlouis.com!
Oldlouis.com welcomes its first users! Very little time has passed since the official launch of the platform, and we are delighted to announce that the first visitors have already started registering on the site.
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