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  • 8
    Jan

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/08/2014

[caption id="attachment_2517947" align="alignright" width="300"] Action Comics #27 (Scribblenauts Unmasked Variant), 1:20, ($8-$10)[/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, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales....

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  • 7
    Jan

Failed Video Game Consoles of the 1990s Have Some Collector Value Now

[caption id="attachment_2517888" align="alignright" width="300"] Nintendo’s 1995 hardware release was the Virtual Boy, the number-one name most folks in the know would associate with the phrase “failed video game console.”[/caption] If you’re not tuned into the video games world (or any television, radio, print or online news source), you may not be aware that when you woke up this...

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  • 7
    Jan

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Jeffrey Herman on Silver and Silver Care

[caption id="attachment_2517881" align="alignleft" width="174"] Jeffrey Herman[/caption] On the first Antiques Auction Forum podcast of 2014, Martin Willis speaks with Jeffrey Herman, who is passionate about silver and discusses how to care for silver, plus freely gives many other tips for the collector or buyer. His comprehensive website—Herman Silver—has all the advice you may ever need. Listen here: [audio:http://www.worthpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/154.-Jeffrey-Herman-Silver-Care.mp3]...

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  • 7
    Jan

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Silver-Plated Furness Bermuda Shaker

[caption id="attachment_2517885" align="alignright" width="226"] I have a silver-plated salt or pepper shaker from the Furness Bermuda line. It measures approximately 3 1/2 inch high. The bottom is marked “Triple deposit, Mappin & Webb, Prince’s Plate, London & Sheffield C60/28.” The hallmark is an “m” inside a shield. What is its value?[/caption] QUESTION: I have a silver-plated salt or...

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  • 7
    Jan

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Selling Trophy Mounts

[caption id="attachment_2517895" align="alignright" width="268"] What most executors and heirs don’t know is that they could go to jail or be fined for selling grandpa’s prized mounted deer head, fish, bird, rug or other decorative wildlife trophy item. This mule deer mount is illegal to sell in states such as California.[/caption] If you were an estate executor and discovered...

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  • 5
    Jan

Fine Period Belter, Meeks & Horner Furniture to Pace Stevens Auction Co. Sale

[caption id="attachment_2517916" align="aligncenter" width="225"] This rosewood half-tester bed in mint condition, attributed to Mitchell & Rammelsberg and measuring 10 feet, 10 inches tall, will be among the lead items in a two-day auction to be held on Jan. 17-18 and hosted by Stevens Auction Company.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2517917" align="aligncenter" width="235"] Another bed that deserves special mention is this mahogany...

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  • 2
    Jan

Comics, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Art Slated for Trio of January Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2517863" align="alignleft" width="225"] "Archie Comics" #1 will be among issues up for auction in January.[/caption] LYNBROOK, N.Y. — Philip Weiss Auctions has announced a series of upcoming auctions to feature paintings, pottery, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and natural history collectibles, beginning in January. The first, scheduled for Jan. 18, will be dedicated to comics, comic art, sports...

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  • 1
    Jan

Want an Autograph? Know Your Collector’s Etiquette

[caption id="attachment_2517843" align="aligncenter" width="576"] There's a right way and a wrong way of getting autographs before and after games. Rule one: Let the kids go first.[/caption] I have written before about best practices and proper etiquette for acquiring through-the-mail autographs, but what about acquiring autographs in person? There are many different schools of thought on the proper dos...

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  • 1
    Jan

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/01/2014

[caption id="attachment_2517928" align="alignright" width="283"] Aquaman #26 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Regular Cover), $2.99. “Sea of Storms” part one. Jeff Parker takes over as writer[/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, back issues and the comic market place in general....

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  • 1
    Jan

Chinese Export Silver: Culture Shock!

[caption id="attachment_2517819" align="alignright" width="240"] I recently received some criticism about an article I wrote after which I lost it, Joan Rivers-style.[/caption] 文化震撼 I have chosen to start 2014 with a rant! Please humor me while I do… For two years now, I have been striving to increase both the awareness and understanding of Chinese Export Silver by writing...

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