marilyn-monroe-auction-catalogMartin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions talks to us from London to share the details of Marilyn Monroe’s lost archive.  Found are 200 lots of Marilyn’s personal effects that were found at her home upon her death and have only resurfaced recently. The auction takes place on December 6, 2014. Auction information and highlights. Read the blog by Martin Willis, written in 2012.

Sales Results: Marilyn Monroe Overcoat sold for $176,400
MM Love Letter from Joe DiMaggio sold for $78,125
MM Star Hair combs sold for $22,500
MM Beaded necklace sold for $37,500
MM signed model release sold for $12,500
MM Nude painting by Earl Moran sold for $37,500
MM letter to Arthur Miller sold for $43,750
MM Compact $46875

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steinOn location! After a tour of Monticello, Martin talks with Susan Stein, Richard Gilder Senior Curator & Vice President for Museum Programs about Thomas Jefferson, the man and his amazing mountain top home that he called Monticello.  Be sure to ‘Like’ on Facebook!

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IMG_20130516_144407 2Martin joins Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s Cash & Cari for a fun sit-down at the Brimfield Antique show.

Check out: http://www.repurposeshop.com

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Show Notes: In Texas, Martin talks to Arkansas longtime artwork picker Dale Blackwelder who gives good tips for the novice collector. He further discusses some great finds and how he survives without the use of computers.

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107. Ric Jorgensen

Three generations: Ric, Bob, David & Pam Jorgensen

Martin visits R. Jorgensen Antiques one of the finest family owned shops along the Northeast coast, located in Wells, Maine. This podcast is an interview with Ric Jorgensen about the company beginnings and what the current market is like, plus more. Visit www.rjorgensen.com

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106. Leigh Keno

You have seen him and his bother Leslie hundreds of times on the  PBS Antiques Roadshow, Leigh Keno and Martin discuss aspects of Keno Auctions, (est. in 2009), fine Period American furniture, and the effects of restorations of vintage autos to fine period furniture. They also talk about Modern Art, today’s hot trends and more. Check out: kenoauctions.com Also, check out Keno Bros line of furniture: kenobroscollection.com

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76. Harry Rinker

Martin interviews Antique media personality and author, Harry Rinker who shares some great insight on today’s world on antiques and collectibles.

Visit Harry’s website here.

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Martin talks to CEO Teri Franks of Fine Art Registry. Listen in to find out the advantages of registering your artwork and how the service can benefit you as an artist or collector. They talk about art fakes, frauds and much more. Click here for Fine Art Registry’s website with comprehensive information and 100s of art related articles and services..

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Part I of II. Martin visits the eBay campus in San Jose, CA and interviews spokesperson Jim (GRIFF) Griffith, Senior Manager, Seller Strategy/Advocacy. Listen in to hear the beginnings of the company, the reason for the changes in the seller …

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Martin Willis and Phyllis are nervous in their first show. They talk about weird auction stories and John McInnis auctioneer joins them toward the end.

We apologize for poor sound quality.

August 12, 2009.

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