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Media personality Reyne Haines, with an expertise in 20th Century Decorative Arts, is called upon to appraise collectibles ranging from antique watches to $20 million paintings. Her appraising skills are also in high demand by investment firms, high-end estates and charity auctions.
As the host of The Art of Collecting on KPRC, Houston's NBC, Reyne hosts a weekly program spotlighting trends and news items in the world of antiques & collectibles. As a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Reyne blogs on the most current topics and industry events. She has been a repeat guest on CBS' The Early Show and can be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio Network.
Reyne's professional background includes working as a model, news announcer and journalist. She founded Reyne Gallery in Houston, TX, which specializes in 20th Century Decorative Arts with an emphasis on Tiffany Studios; and co-founded The Finer Things in New York City, a company that acquires and sells luxury goods for clients at auction and privately. Reyne is continuously expanding her expertise into new areas; developing original television programming, authoring trade books and using broadcast media and the internet to connect with an avid, national fan base of collectors.
Reyne has written for--or been interviewed by--publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, Home & Garden, Hemisphere Magazine, Worth Magazine, TV Guide, Family Circle Magazine, Time Out New York, Traditional Home, Romantic Home, Inspire Magazine andThe Collectors Weekly. She has also contributed to books including "Antiques Roadshow Collectibles" by Carol Prisant and "Adventures at the Auction" by Leslie Hindman. In 2003, she wrote "The Art of Glass" for the Dayton Art Institute. She also penned the introduction to the new "Warman's Companion on Watches" and a chapter on investing in Tiffany for the 2010 edition of "Warman's Antiques and Collectibles." In April 2010, her book "Vintage Wristwatches" for Krause Publications, hits the shelves of bookstores nationwide.