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Modern Judaica Collection: Antiques and Vintage Jewish Art, Artifacts, and More

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 05.10.22 | Jennifer Ventresca
A wall filled with the mezuzah collection of Miriam and Robert Rothman is impressive. | BRG

When the world-traveling widow of a prominent traveling Rabbi downsizes, her impressive globally-sourced collection of Judaica are slated to go into an online auction.

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Global Collection from the Estate of Ronald & Elizabeth Sher

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 10.09.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Ron & Betty Sher circa 1950s | BRG

In the post World War II and Cold War eras, Ron and Betty Sher shared successful careers inside the U.S. Department of State. She was a retired Foreign Service Staff Officer and he was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired foreign service officer. Both spent their careers dealing with diplomats and dignitaries around the world in various Soviet Union "Iron Curtain" countries, China, Southeast Asia, Togo, Senegal, Germany and beyond. In fact, between the two, they explored and visited over 55 countries. Learn about this dynamic couple and their estate.

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Author, Journalist, Collector: The Estate of Patricia K. Brooks

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 06.21.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
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Writer. Activist. Traveler. Critic. The estate collection of Patricia K. Brooks encapsulates the life of this well-rounded, well-traveled woman. Learn more about her life, works, and life's collections.

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Eleven Must Have Outdoor Pieces for A Stunning Outdoor Space

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 06.07.21 | Tam Tran
Eleven things that are perfect for building your ideal outdoor bbq space | BRG

When looking for outdoor grilling, patio furniture, and exterior decor pieces, quality estate and downsizing pieces may be the best things available. Check out these 11 must have items.

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BTS Glimpse into a NYC Brownstone

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 05.18.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Behind the Scenes Glimpse into a New York City 84th Street Brownstone | BRG

Nothing says "single family living" in a town where living space comes at a premium like a New York City brownstone -- especially when that brownstone is located on the corner of Madison Ave and East 84th. Now, you can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a stately 84th Street home filled with old world charm.

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Get an Insider's Sneak Peek at our Fabulous Arlington, TX Online Estate

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 03.29.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Join BRG-Dallas' general manager, Lisa Steele, as she presents a first floor estate tour of some of the fabulous items available in our Fabulous Arlington, TX Online Estate.

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Closing the Doors after 40 Years: When World Traveling Antique Dealers Retire

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 03.20.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Antique English Blue Willow Stoneware B & T Blackhurst & Tunnicliffe, Circa 1850 | BRG

After four decades in the antiques industry, renowned and respected antique dealers, Ed and Jane Grant are retiring. The couple supplied their showrooms with antiques and vintage finds from across the globe. Here are some of BRG's staff highlights in the sale.

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Former Attorney, Mayor, and Designer Extraordinaire: The Estate of William "Billie" Durham

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 01.11.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

A defense attorney and former mayor of Burlington, NC turned interior design firm entrepreneur, William ("Billy") Lewis Durham's career path was diverse, to say the least. He was a life-long connoisseur and collector of fine home furnishings. Billy's passion for home furnishings fed his entrepreneurial spirit and led him to begin two design businesses which sourced, curated, and provided exceptional design, antiques, and extraordinarily well-designed home good items. His name became ubiquitous for fine design in the interior space.

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Lifetime of Globetrotting Leads to Impressive Curation of Photos, Artifacts, Textiles & More

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 09.29.20 | Jennifer Ventresca
A photo from Barbara Paul's  | BRG

What do rhythmic drums, gentle waves, distant and echoing roar of lions, local tribes people, and festivals have in common? Everything, for one globe-trotting couple. These are just a small sampling of the exotic sights and sounds that Barbara Paul and her husband experienced. Now see their personal curated collection of artifacts, textiles, and more.

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Sanford L. Batkin: Activist, Collector, & Renaissance Man

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 02.19.20 | Jennifer Ventresca
Sanford L. Batkin (Sandy) in uniform during WWII | BRG

Over the years, we have serviced thousands of estates and their respective families. It's not often that we see estates that fall into the "veritable time capsule" category for the quality of their collections. When we do, we like to highlight them in a special way. But, the real story often comes to light when we dig beyond the tangible "stuff" contained within the estate -- when we get an in-depth glimpse at the person behind the estate. Such is the case with Sandy.

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