• 1
    May

Great Finds: Rare Babe Ruth Poster Found in Wall of Demolished House

[caption id="attachment_2520089" align="aligncenter" width="243"] This 14- by 22-inch poster is believed to be the only surviving poster from a scheduled exhibition game featuring Ruth at Lexington Park in St. Paul, Minn., on June 16, 1926. (Photo: Heritage Auctions)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520090" align="aligncenter" width="285"] Babe Ruth, who played his first Major League baseball game 100 years ago this summer, continues...

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  • 30
    Apr

Never Pay Retail Again: 10 Tips to become a Savvy Estate Sale Shopper

[caption id="attachment_2520050" align="aligncenter" width="566"] If you think about it, a local garage sale is usually just the stuff around the house someone no longer wants and not the entire contents of a house, as found at an estate sale.[/caption] Looking for something rare, collectible and maybe one of kind? Visit a local estate sale. According to EstateSales.net, there...

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  • 30
    Apr

Great Finds: A Doorstop in England turns out to be Carved Chinese Pot Worth £150K

[caption id="attachment_2520087" align="alignright" width="300"] A Chinese pot made from rare Zikan wood sold for £150,000 ($207,000) at Sworders auction house in England during a special Chinese Asian Arts Sale. The woman who owed the pot had used it as doorstop for the last 40 years. (Photo: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers)[/caption] Quick, go check your doorstops. A woman in...

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  • 22
    Apr

‘Thrift Hunters’ Star to Speak to Congress about Internet Sales Tax Issues

[caption id="attachment_2520008" align="aligncenter" width="464"] “Thrift Hunters” co-star and Thrifting with the Boys founder Jason T. Smith (left) with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) during the Small Business Fly-in/Advocacy Day of the U.S. of eBay held in 2012. Smith will be talking with senators and U.S. representatives on April 30, 2014, about the issue of Internet sales tax as...

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  • 21
    Apr

An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla

[caption id="attachment_2519972" align="alignright" width="295"] I have been in love with Mattel’s Godzilla figures since I watched my cousin Todd a 24-inch Godzilla during Christmas, 1979. My life would never be the same.[/caption] I remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate the shopping season, but this one...

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  • 14
    Apr

Auction House seeking Great Bambio Memorabilia for Babe Ruth Centennial Auction

[caption id="attachment_2519882" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Goldin Auctions is seeking items related to Babe Ruth for the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction, taking place on July 12, exactly 100 years to the day Ruth played in his first Major League Baseball game.[/caption] Babe Ruth. No other name in all of sports, or Americana, for that matter, can transcend generational divides the...

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  • 14
    Apr

8-Year-Old WorthPoint Fan Gives Antique Valuations at the Topanga Vintage Market

ATLANTA – 8-year-old Connor McCrory, known as “America’s Youngest Picker,” will be giving free antiques and collectibles valuations using the WorthPoint Mobile App at the Topanga Vintage Market—home to more than 180 of Los Angeles’s top vintage vendors, plus art, crafts, music and food trucks—on April 27, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pierce College in...

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  • 14
    Apr

The Enamel Revival Phenomenon and its Relationship to Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 琺瑯的復興現象 [caption id="attachment_2519906" align="aligncenter" width="458"] Highly sophisticated Chinese cloisonné first surfaced during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and that workmanship can be seen in this superb bowl.[/caption] The art of cloisonné is often looked upon as a Chinese art and, in some respects, it is a correct assumption. However, cloisonné, as a technique, finds its roots back in...

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  • 11
    Apr

7-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Popeye could Rake in $25 million worth of Spinach

[caption id="attachment_2519852" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Jeff Koons’ “Popeye,” a seven-foot-tall stainless steel statue will be offered at Sotheby’s on May 14 and could realize a huge pile of spinach… some $25 million worth.[/caption] NEW YORK – “I yam what I yam.” And what he is, is a seven-foot-tall metallic sculptural representation of the American pop culture icon, Popeye. Considered...

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  • 10
    Apr

The Important Glasgow Connection to Canton and Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 格拉斯哥的聯系 [caption id="attachment_2519847" align="aligncenter" width="499"] A cross-section of an 18th-century East Indiaman. The preferred ship plying the Calcutta-Canton-Glasgow trade route, they could carry a large load, but were also heavy and cumbersome, required a large crew and were not particularly speedy.[/caption] There are more similarities between the early 19th-century port cities of Glasgow, Scotland, and Canton, China,...

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