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Founded in the summer of 1999, SavvyCollector.com has dealt with quality artworks for over a decade. It has been our goal to match superior artworks with competitive pricing for both the consignor and the independent buyer. We here at SavvyCollector.com want to extend a heart-felt thank you to our clientele for their continuing support!

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Antique Tribal Dealers Association – Who are They ?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, ATADA, was established in 1988 to set ethical and professional standards for the trade and to provide education for the public.

To experience our latest publication, click on this link

http://www.atada.org/atadanews/cATADA4-14web-new.pdf

  • Dealers are introduced in depth, as are collectors.
  • Scholarly articles are shared about specific types of items.
  • Pertinent legislation is revealed.
  • Upcoming Ethnographic show dates are identified.

Members are listed alphabetically on their website  www.atada.org

When you visit ATADA’s website, you can view previous issues of their quarterly publication.

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

 

 

 

 

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Arizona Collectibles Channel 8 PBS

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 | Exhibition news, General | No Comments

To experience Corinne Cain’s participation in this program, the following dates include her 3 minute segments between 7:30  and 8 pm

  • September 11 (2nd episode)
  • October 9        (5th episode)
  • October 23      (7th episode)
  • November 13  (10th episode)
  • November 20  (11th episode)
  • December 11    (12th episode)

OR To watch episodes already aired on your computer,  Arizona Collectibles

Should you wish to submit items for next year’s show, Submit your items will get you to a form to complete.

Perhaps we will see you in the flesh on Arizona Collectibles next year !

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

 

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Bronze Casting Fully Revealed

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

Christie Book Jumping Cholla 3 inch

Bronze sculptor Keith Christie invested two (2) years to produce a book pictorially showing every step in creating a warm cast bronze, from the handling of the wax through the final patina treatment.  Descriptive text accompanying photograph after photograph makes this book a more complete learning experience than you could accomplish by visiting the nearest bronze foundry several days in a row.

Where to find this magnificent tool for learning ?  Try Amazon  Several copies are currently available for purchase.  Jumping Cholla:  Genesis of a Bronze Sculpture was originally published in 1982, through Northland Press (Flagstaff, AZ), which is no longer in business.

Jumping Cholla is an especially dynamic bronze casting by Christie.  Recently  a casting was donated to a new museum opening in Scottsdale, Arizona perhaps before the end of 2014–Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

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Arizona Collectibles PBS Channel 8

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

Thursday 4 Sept 2014

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Channel 8 PBS

13 episodes

designed to educate collectors of every imaginable type of art, antique or collectible assembled by genuine Arizona residents

Join Kateri Weiss

and

Corinne Cain

along with other professional appraisers

narrated by Mary Beth McDonald of KEZ

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Room 43 El Rey Inn Wed – Sun (Aug 20-24)

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 | Collector Savvy tips, Exhibition news, General | No Comments

Coming to investigate Santa Fe’s Indian Market 2014 ?

10 am – 9 pm Aug 20-24  Wed – Sunday

1862 Cerillos Road

El Rey Inn (lodgings with extreme personality)

Room 43

SavvyCollector.com will be debuting noteworthy jewelry and some astonishing paintings, many not previously offered.

PLUS !  Corinne and Kateri will be present to meet and greet you 10 am – 9 pm

Cell phones                   602 703 -1633            or            602 828 -9686

You may also want to discuss future consignments or your specific want list.

SavvyCollector.com rehomes many items without putting them online, due to our loyal client base, individuals who identify their needs and wants.

Hope your summer is wonderful !

Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com

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Arizona PBS–All New Show–Arizona Collectibles

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 | General | No Comments

Curious about the value of your collectibles?

  • American Indian items
  • antiques
  • Asian ceramics
  • books
  • firearms
  • furniture
  • glassware
  • jewelry
  • oriental rugs
  • paintings
  • prints
  • sculpture
  • silver
  • toys

Saturday & Sunday April 5 & 6

Call for information to receive admission tickets 602 496-2877

OR

Submit photographs through an email by March 25, 2014       collectibles@azpbs.org

OR

Mail photographs to

Arizona Collectibles 555 North Central Avenue #500  Phoenix, AZ    85004-1252

Items must not weigh over 50 pounds

Any firearms must be made before 1900

www.azpbs.org/collectibles is their website

Corinne Cain, ASA will be present to value your Fine Arts.

Hope to see you there !


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Appraisal Day at the Heard Museum 22 March 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014 | General | No Comments

Saturday

22 March 2014

10 am – 2 pm

Heard Museum

2301 North Central Avenue (between McDowell & Thomas Road, east side of Central)

Phoenix, AZ    85004

$30 for the first item

$25 for the second item

$20 for each item beyond the first two

American Indian baskets, jewelry, kachinas, paintings and original prints, pottery, sculpture, weavings as well as Pre-Columbian pottery.

Corinne Cain, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) will be there to appraise along with several knowledgeable dealers, the funds benefiting the Heard Museum.

Recommend arriving at the museum PRIOR to 10 am to minimize your wait time.  Saturdays are precious to most of us.

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

Questions?  Call  602 252-8840

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Savvy’s 1st Collector Sale online & in Phoenix

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 | General | No Comments

Saturday & Sunday  November 23 and 24  8 am – 4 pm

Delbert Buck Navajo Mother & Papoose


Unique and Beautiful gift items at unbelievable prices !!!

Art           Pottery     Sculpture     Western Bookends     Masks   Textiles     Basketry

100′s of auction catalogues

326 West Harmont Drive    Phoenix, AZ    85021   602 906 1633

also click on our Collector’s Sale button on the right nav bar on www.SavvyCollector.com

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Appraisal Day Saturday Nov 16 10 – 2 pm

Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

American Indian Art and Artifacts

32633 North Scottsdale Road  (Heard Museum North)

10 am – 2 pm

$30 first item, $25 second item, $20 additional items

($5 off for members) Payments are made to the Heard Museum.

Appraisers are donating their time and expertise.

I will be there along with a bevy of other knowledgeable individuals.

Find out just what Aunt Susan left you: culture, age, value.

Paperwork will NOT suffice for insurance coverage issues.

See you there !

Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com

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Fiction as Instructional Text on Navajo Textiles

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Collector Savvy tips, General | No Comments

Kayenta Crossing & Beyond the Loom

 

Mark Sublette’s latest murder mystery hinges on his chief character, Charles Bloom, falling in love first with an attractive and witty Navajo weaver and secondarily with high-quality Navajo textiles. The by-product of this engaging story is your exposure to the basics of collecting American Indian weavings.

Information gained in Sublette’s novel is further expanded by Ann Lane Hedlund’s modest fact-driven book Beyond the Loom  Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Weaving.

Together they represent painless learning.

Dr. Hedlund also stages hands-on textile workshops designed to deepen your ability to discern characteristics of Southwestern weavings, held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.  Ann functions as Program Director of the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program at the U of A.  An interesting sidelight, Gloria F. Ross was Helen Frankenthaler’s sister.

Both books are available through Amazon.com.

Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com

 

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