WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Bid, Buy, Bargain, or Sell published by Skinner includes European and American works of art, fine jewelry, and to impart a clear understanding of the char- American Indian material. Bonhams publishes its own magazine (and a most handsome one at acter and provenance of a "lot" (typically a that), along with catalogs representing sales of rare sports cars, coins, and paintings of the single piece, but occasionally a collection American West. of various items), top-drawer catalogs are These publications, just like the websites that serve as "teasers" for upcoming auction events, are of superlative quality. Resplendent with sparkling photos and descriptive text often sufficient worthy of collecting themselves. Training the Eye Here's another fascinating byway into the past. Publications like The Magazine Antiques, American Fine Art, Antiques & Fine Art, and American Art Review can combine peerless scholarship with stunning photography. In combination they create a fabulous resource for collectors, and all at a surprisingly reasonable price. In closing, here's a word of encouragement should your taste run to things other than antiques and the fine arts, yet you yearn to fill your shelves. Scientific instruments, advertising and manuscripts, dolls, tools, or scores of other collecting categories are all fair game. In a market as diverse and exciting as the breadth of your imagination, you are free to become the lord (or lady) of all you would survey. Give leave to your vision and with a nod to caution (make prudence your guide!) go forth to new adventures. Posterity will thank We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 you. Your spouse may or may not, but think of the wonderful possibilities if you possess shared interests. Bon chance! PETER GOLDEN writes about the American experience. 112

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