Jeffrey Hess knew he was onto something last month when a "picker" - a sort of scout for antiques dealers - called to report he had found a fountain pen with snakes on it. "He (the picker) had found it in Orlando," Hess said. "I told him, `You offer him $12,500, and I'll give you a $2,000 finder's fee.' "
St. Petersburg Times
Sotheby's is building a network of dealers for its Internet auctions that will include Hess Fine Art on Fourth Street. Hess Fine Art on Fourth Street is a charter member of a dealer network that Sotheby's, the world-renowned auction house, is building for its Internet auctions.