• 8
    Feb

Largest Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Ever Preserved Offered at Heritage Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2525788" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A newspaper clipping and a photo showing barber Klaus Baruck’s hand holding the lock of John's hair and is captioned: “Immediately picked up and tucked away: a clump of hair that had been John Lennon’s, cut yesterday.” This lock of John Lennon’s hair—which was shaved for his 1966 role in “How I Won the...

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  • 8
    Feb

Huge Number of Sports Cards, Coins and Toys Sales Records included in latest Worthopedia Data Infusion

[caption id="attachment_2525781" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A 1968 Topps Johnny Bench rookie card. There are thousands of examples of this card in the Worthopedia, ranging in value from $20 to several hundred. A card with a PSA grading of 8 NM-MT—featuring attractive centering, sharp corners and beautiful registration—sold for $415 last November on eBay.[/caption] WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest resource for...

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  • 8
    Feb

How I Overcame my Fear of Consigning Things for Sale at an Auction

[caption id="attachment_2525773" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rebecca Holly was worried about a couple of items she inherited from her grandfather—including this Nazi-era German Firefighter’s tunic—up for auction. As it turned out, she shouldn’t have worried for much.[/caption] Last year I decided to get into the auction game. I had a couple of items that I thought would bring a nice...

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  • 8
    Feb

How I Overcame my Fear of Consigning Things for Sale at an Auction

[caption id="attachment_2525773" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rebecca Holly was worried about a couple of items she inherited from her grandfather—including this Nazi-era German Firefighter’s tunic—up for auction. As it turned out, she shouldn’t have worried for much.[/caption] Last year I decided to get into the auction game. I had a couple of items that I thought would bring a nice...

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  • 7
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: The Shelf-Sitter Era has Ended

[caption id="attachment_2525766" align="aligncenter" width="600"] It wasn’t until the 1980 when people began collecting these 1950s and ’60s shelf-sitter figurines, like these three Hummel figurines. Now, there is no market for them.[/caption] A shelf-sitter is an object that rests upon a hanging shelf, mantle, tabletop, bookcase or cabinet with glass doors. It is an object that is meant to...

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  • 4
    Feb

Is the Doll Collecting Market Booming or Busting?

[caption id="attachment_2525727" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A 12-inch marked Barrois French fashion doll in tableau with a friend. These dolls were once hard for collectors to find. Now, with the Internet, it’s not so hard. Has this helped or hurt the doll collecting market??[/caption] “Boom or bust” is a phrase I heard many times growing up in the coalfield region...

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  • 4
    Feb

They May not Look Like Much, but ‘Pete’ Miller’s Rifles are Beautiful

[caption id="attachment_2525710" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Three of Pete's rifles.[/caption] By R. Bruce Moon As the morning began to brighten, I watched the buzzards settle on the hog. I had shot the 180-pound boar two evenings before, taken the backstraps, then dragged the carcass to a clearing 200 yards from the tripod in the hope that a coyote would come...

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  • 2
    Feb

Q and A With Harry Rinker: Mid-Century Die Cast Cap Gun

[caption id="attachment_2525744" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the early 1980s, the pre-Second World War single-shot, cast iron cap gun was highly desirable. In 2016, collector interest in single-shot, cast iron cap guns is minimal.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a western-style toy cap gun marked “KUSAN, INC. NASHVILLE, TENN. #280.” It is in excellent shape and completely functional. I am interested in...

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  • 1
    Feb

Succeeding in Your Business: Private Labeling and Trademark Infringement Online

[caption id="attachment_2525735" align="aligncenter" width="500"] “Private labeling” with the manufacturer’s consent is OK, but it seems some sellers on eBay and Amazon are taking matters way out of hand.[/caption] Two emails I received this week deal with a recent phenomenon in e-commerce—the so-called “private labeling” of merchandise on Amazon, eBay and other online venues. Here’s how it works: a...

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  • 1
    Feb

WorthPoint’s CEO Will Seippel Named to Axial’s Inaugural Growth 100 List

[caption id="attachment_2525762" align="aligncenter" width="588"] Will Seippel, the founder and CEO of WorthPoint.com, has been named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle-market CEOs across industry.[/caption] ATLANTA – Will Seippel, the founder and CEO of WorthPoint.com, has been named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle-market CEOs across industry....

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