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Sotheby’s to sell the ‘Henry Graves Supercomplication’ – the ‘Holy Grail’ of Watches (7/10/14)
The Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is the most famous and expensive watch in the world. It will be put up for auction in November at Sotheby’s Geneva with a presale estimate of $16 million.GENEVA – A masterpiece of horology, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is the most famous watch … More >>


No run on ‘Redskins’ Collectibles since Patent Office Canceled Team Name Copyright (7/8/14)
This Washington Redskins vintage embossed metal sign is a new piece of memorabilia, complete with the team’s copyrighted name and logo. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington franchise, people in the sports collecting world wondered if there would be a run on items like this, speculating the team may eventually change its name and stop making collectibles. So far, fans are not worried about the supply of merchandise. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football organization in mid-June, saying … More >>


Portions of Maurice Sendak’s 1930s Mickey Mouse Collection up for bid in Benefit Auction (7/3/14)
Sendak’s self-portrait depicting himself seeing Mickey Mouse in the mirror. According to longtime friend Ted Hake, Sendak viewed Mickey as “energetic and rascally, and he personified—for Maurice—all that is good.”It is a pretty well-known fact that Maurice Sendak—the American illustrator and author of children’s books best known for his … More >>


My First eBay Sale Reunites ’70s Aloha Shirt with the Man who made it (7/1/14)
When I bought this aloha shirt at a thrift store, it was with the intention of selling it on eBay. I never expected to reunite it with the man who designed and made it.Sometimes, in my capacity as a writer, I stumble across little bits of information that make for a great story. … More >>


Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Lyrics set record for Popular Music Manuscript at $2M (6/25/14)
Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics for the 1965 epic “Like A Rolling Stone” fetched $2,045,000 Tuesday night at Sotheby’s to set an auction record for a pop music manuscript.And the hits just keep on coming—as far a high-end popular music collectibles are concerned—as Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics … More >>


Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing? (6/20/14)
Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to … More >>


18 Million Antiques and Collectibles Sale Records added to Worthopedia™ (6/19/14)
Among the 18 million new items from the first quarter of 2014 added to the Worthopedia™ is a lot of 40 1-oz. fine gold American Eagle Liberty coins in uncirculated condition. All 40 coins—in 22-karat gold and minted in 2011—sold for $51,000 on Jan. 4, 2014.WorthPoint has announced that it has just added more than 18 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results … More >>


World’s Most Valuable Stamp Sets Fourth World Record at $9.5 Million (6/17/14)
A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—when it goes up for auction tonight at Sotheby’s.A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana has become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the … More >>


‘Manly Collecting Comes Out of the Mancave’ – A Webinar with Author Eric Bradley (6/17/14)
MEric Bradley, the author of the newly released book “Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff,” recently conducted a webinar … More >>


Back on Top: World’s Most Valuable Stamp Expected to Set Fourth World Record (6/17/14)
A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—when it goes up for auction tonight at Sotheby’s.A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana is set to become the world’s most valuable … More >>


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