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.
June 11, 2018
Opsydia Has Developed an Innovative Technology for Marking Diamonds
Opsydia (University of Oxford spin-out) has developed a new technology for making marks inside diamonds.
June 10, 2018
A Rare Painting by Malevich at Sotheby’s
On June 5, one of his rare paintings called "The Secret of Temptation" was put up at a Sotheby's auction in London.
June 09, 2018
Colors of the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction: A Review of 5 Exquisite Items
Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction was an important and highly-anticipated event. Sotheby’s auction house has selected exquisite items, each of which was worthy of attention.
June 07, 2018
Verifying the Authenticity of Russian Gold
Gold items created during the existence of the Russian Empire are marked with the number 56 (as seen on the ring). Apart from the millesimal fineness mark, the item must have the coat of arms of the locality or the initials of the jeweler engraved on it.
June 04, 2018
From Delicious Paintings to Historically Significant Documents: A Review of 5 Items Sold Recently
Here are five exclusive items sold at auctions within the past 6 months, which attracted great attention from the side of both expert community and general society.
June 03, 2018
Rare “Yangcai Crane and Deer Ruyi Vase” from a Shoe Box
According to Sotheby's experts, this item was created by the Jingdezhen workshops.
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