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.
June 19, 2018
We are glad to announce that oldlouis.com is now officially launched. Oldlouis.com is an independent online live-bidding platform. The focus of our business is fine art, antiques, and collectibles. The first auctions will commence quite soon, and pre-sale bids will soon be accepted.
June 19, 2018
How to Determine the Value of a Stamp
Stamp prices depend on various factors, and the same stamp can either grow or lose in price quickly. For example, changes in the economy, trends, moods in society and so on can affect the value of an item. However, there are several fundamental aspects that can help you form an opinion about the stamp value.
June 19, 2018
A New Sloth 1oz Silver Coin Issued
In Nicaragua, a new commemorative coin (which will be appreciated greatly by the fans of flora and fauna) was issued. It shows a three-toed sloth - the slowest animal among mammals. Only 5000 coins were issued, which makes them quite affordable but still valuable enough.
June 18, 2018
The Story of the Treskilling Yellow
The unique stamp, which is the highlight of this review, was issued in 1855 in Sweden. Back then, five different stamps were issued including 3 and 8-skilling ones. The three-skilling stamp was green. The eight-skilling one was of yellow-orange color. One day, for unknown reasons, the three-skilling stamp of yellow color was issued.
June 17, 2018
Stamps Dedicated to 2018 FIFA World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is one of the most exciting and important events of the year. In connection with this event, Russian Post has launched a special philatelic program and presented its two main directions, which are cities and stadiums.
June 16, 2018
The First Gemstone-Shaped Coin Issued in Switzerland
A coin in the shape of an emerald was issued in Switzerland. The idea belongs to the company Helvetic Mint, which is a coin factory. The face value of this coin is 2 dollars, and it is made of silver of Ag .999 pure silver.
June 15, 2018
Unknown Predator Auctioned in Paris
The skeleton is almost 8.7 meters long and 2.6 meters high. So far, experts in the field did not make an official statement but it is believed that the predator may be a "new" species of the carnivorous Allosaurus.
June 12, 2018
Andy Warhol’s Canvas for Bitcoins
A painting by the famous artist Andy Warhol called “14 Small Electric Chairs” will soon be put up for auction. The participants of the auction will be able to pay using ART tokens, Bitcoins, and Ethereum.
June 11, 2018
Defining the Price of Masterpieces
Defining the price of a masterpiece is a difficult task. Dealers, galleries, experts, and other agents need to work together to evaluate the artwork correctly.
The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Australia
Russia: Most Valuable and Rare Stamps
The Most Valuable and Rare Stamps of China
Japan: The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps
Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Israel
The Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of France
The Most Expensive and Rare Stamps of Italy