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  • 27
    Oct

Titanic Lots, Drawing World-Wide Interest, Tops $100,000 at Estate Auction

[caption id="attachment_2500405" align="aligncenter" width="287" caption="The historically significant, museum-quality archive pertaining to the HMS Titanic drew world-wide interest and sold for $100,570."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2500406" align="aligncenter" width="208" caption="A 1906 Barber half-dollar coin recovered from the body of Titanic victim John Gill garnered $3,820."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A historically significant and museum-quality archive of material pertaining to the doomed ocean liner...

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  • 25
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/26/2011

[caption id="attachment_2500368" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Star Wars Crimson Empire III Empire Lost #1 (of 6)(Paul Gulacy Variant Cover)"][/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week's hot new comics and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the...

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  • 24
    Oct

Weekly Arts, Antiques & Collectibles News Roundup: Oct. 24-28, 2011

(UPDATED DAILY; Friday, Oct. 28 10:50 a.m.) This week’s roundup of arts, antiques and collectibles is a study in heroes and villains as the Batman collection of a slain millionaire will be put up for auction, as will collectibles and memorabilia of basketball’s Dr. J. And what did we make of the fact that the Buckner Ball—the baseball...

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  • 24
    Oct

Rinker on Collectibles: Considering Toys as a Measure of Age

I received an e-mail from Christopher Bensch, vice president of Collections at the National Museum of Play, asking me to share stories I might have about playing with the 12 toy finalists in the 2011 competition for inclusion in the National Toy Hall of Fame. They are the dollhouse, Dungeons & Dragons, Hot Wheels, Jenga, the pogo stick,...

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  • 24
    Oct

Horror Board Games: Spooky Play with some Scary Secondary Values

Monster, horror and other Halloweenie themes have long been popular in both mainstream and hobby market board games. Modern examples range from the classic Fury of Dracula, which pits one to four vampire-hunting players in a contest against another acting as the titular Count, to Arkham Horror, an epic adventure game in which players cooperate to thwart the...

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  • 24
    Oct

Comics Auction Watch – Great Silver-Age Buys

Auction Watch! [caption id="attachment_2500339" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="Amazing Fantasy #15"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2500340" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="Incredible Hulk #181"][/caption] Comic Link’s Focused Auction for October completes its bidding Tuesday through Sunday and there’re some amazing Silver-Age Marvel comics worth bidding on. Most notably: Five different copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man, Marvel, 1962) in conditions from CGC 7.5...

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  • 24
    Oct

Ask A Worthologist Question: Art Nouveau-Style Chocolate Service Set

[caption id="attachment_2500351" align="alignright" width="300"] WorthPoint member Denise wants to know about this “coffee set” she inherited from her great-great-aunt. The Art Nouveau style does not go with her black and white minimalist/Zen décor and wants to know if it would be safe to give it to Goodwill without losing a valuable antique.[/caption] WorthPoint member Denise A. has what...

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  • 24
    Oct

Haunted Antiques: Do Some Items Retain Ghostly Emotions of Original Owners?

I hope that the title has piqued your interest in this article and I am fairly certain that a few of you are thinking “Okay, this whackadoodle has totally lost her mind.” Either way, this is a very true story based on events that I experienced in my antique shop. I have been a life-long collector and an...

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  • 20
    Oct

Archive Pertaining to the Doomed Ocean Liner Titanic to be Sold at Auction

[caption id="attachment_2500287" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="This letter, handwritten on Titanic stationery and dated April 10, 1912 (five days before the sinking), will be among the items up for bid in a three-day auction facilitated by Phillip Weiss Auctions."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A historically significant, museum-quality archive of material pertaining to the doomed ocean liner the RMS Titanic, which comes...

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  • 20
    Oct

Auction Report: 1906 Rock Island Railroad Reverse Glass Sign Nets $71,500

[caption id="attachment_2500279" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="This 1906 Rock Island Railroad reverse glass train sign, measuring eight feet long and in the original frame, netted $71,500 in an auction facilitated by Showtime Auction Services."][/caption] ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An 8-foot-long 1906 Rock Island Railroad reverse glass train sign brought $71,500 at an auction held Sept.30-Oct. 2 by Showtime Auction Services,...

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