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  • 9
    Sep

Paris Street Scenes by Cortes, Picasso to Pace Two-Day Crescent City Estate Auction

[caption id="attachment_2521072" align="alignright" width="300"] A two-day estate auction to be hosted by Crescent City Auction Gallery on Sept. 20-21 will feature two Parisian street scenes by the renowned French painter Edouard Leon Cortes (1882-1969). This one, entitled “Winter, Place de la Madeleine” (1942), and “Grand Boulevard et Porte St. Denis” (1958) are expected to realize $20,000 to $30,000...

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  • 8
    Sep

Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All

[caption id="attachment_2521061" align="alignright" width="344"] First launched in 1992, ComicBase is now on version 17. It hosts information on “almost 600,000” comics and comes with a mobile app that allows you to take your collection with you on the go and automatic synch capability.[/caption] If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly they can...

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  • 4
    Sep

Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible

[caption id="attachment_2521053" align="aligncenter" width="550"] It’s estimated that one out of every three homes in the United States has some version of Scrabble in it.[/caption] Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell out “XYNOBIS” or “ZURENAR.” If you’re like me, you are too prideful...

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  • 3
    Sep

Who gets your Digital Assets when You Die? No One, unless you Prepare

[caption id="attachment_2521039" align="alignright" width="300"] Our lives have become digitized and password protected, and when we die, access to our accounts and rights to the contents thereof die with us—unless we make digital access part of our estate plan.[/caption] Our lives have become digitized and password protected, and when we die, access to our accounts and rights to the...

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  • 2
    Sep

Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits

[caption id="attachment_2521017" align="aligncenter" width="550"] We—Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman—want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, so every month, we will provide some the inside scoop on how to thrift, buy and sell better. If you put these tips into practice, you’ll soon be a thrifting dynamo.[/caption] We are...

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  • 28
    Aug

Hongshan Culture Jade Ware Piece Could Reach $500,000 in Asian Arts Auction

[caption id="attachment_2521002" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece a little more than a foot long and six inches wide is expected to bring a staggering $300,000 to $400,000 in the upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for Sept. 20 at Elite Decorative Arts.[/caption] BOYNTON BEACH,...

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  • 27
    Aug

How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate

[caption id="attachment_2520997" align="alignright" width="300"] If you have a baseball card collection and would like it to go to your grandson, you had better prepare your last will and testament to make sure bequeathed items or collections go where you want them to go and not end up in probate.[/caption] To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death...

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  • 26
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Ryan Servant and the Brimfield Flea App

[caption id="attachment_2520992" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder, is interviewed by local Brimfield media about his app.[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I have a chat with app developer Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder free to attendees of the granddaddy of all antique shows. Listen in to learn...

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  • 25
    Aug

Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignleft" width="210"] This copy of Action Comics #1—graded in 9.0 condition with white pages—set a world record for comic book prices, selling for $3,207,752 on eBay in an auction that ended Sunday evening.[/caption] As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting as an Internet...

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  • 22
    Aug

Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection

[caption id="attachment_2520977" align="alignright" width="216"] Batman’s first appearance sells for north of $1 million in higher grade condition.[/caption] So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, boom, you’ve got a collection, right? Well, sort of. As someone who has spent the last 15 years looking through piles,...

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