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  • 3
    Oct

What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter

[caption id="attachment_2521196" align="aligncenter" width="550"] As a comic book collector, we all have dream issues, blue-chip comics, hot back-issues, (call them whatever you’d like) that we’ve been hunting down for years. But have you ever stopped to think, what made that issue you’ve been dreaming about adding to your collection hot?[/caption] If you're a comic book collector like me,...

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  • 30
    Sep

50-Year Lifetime Advertising Collection to be Sold Without Reserve October 3-5

[caption id="attachment_2521179" align="alignleft" width="231"] This two-sided R & G Corsets porcelain sign in a wrought iron frame with the original hanging bracket is just one of hundreds of lots of vintage adverting belonging to the 50-year lifetime collection of Bud and Sally Bassett that will be sold without reserve the weekend of Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services,...

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  • 30
    Sep

Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction Featurs Great 19th-Century American Furniture

[caption id="attachment_2521174" align="alignright" width="400"] This American rococo carved and laminated rosewood etagere, made circa 1860 by J. & J.W. Meeks, is just one a many pieces of 19th-century American furniture to be at the Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction, slated for Oct. 4-5.[/caption] ATLANTA – Marvelous examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such as...

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  • 30
    Sep

Van Gogh’s ‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ could Realize $30 to $50 Million

[caption id="attachment_2521186" align="alignright" width="303"] Vincent van Gogh’s “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies,” painted just weeks before his death, teems with the intense energy, emotion and sensitivity of this creative genius at the height of his short but renowned career. When it comes up for auction in the Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on...

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  • 25
    Sep

Outdoorsman Revolver Owned & Used by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Cross Block

[caption id="attachment_2521165" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This historically important Smith & Wesson cased gun was presented to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on her 49th birthday by her long-time personal security guard and companion Earl Miller. It will come up for bid at the Outstanding Firearms Auction to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on Oct. 7-9.[/caption] FAIRFIELD, Maine –...

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  • 24
    Sep

Saved from Scrapheap of History, Manhattan Project Workshop Window Up for Auction

[caption id="attachment_2521156" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This viewing window from the Manhattan Project’s Hanford Site in Southern Oregon, used during the production of plutonium for the atomic bomb known as Fat Man, is expected to sell for between $150,000 and $250,000 in the Bonhams History of Science sale on Oct. 22.[/caption] We often hear of someone or something ending up...

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  • 23
    Sep

‘Thrift Hunters’ Crisscross the Country Looking for Deals as Season Two Premiers Oct. 11

[caption id="attachment_2521149" align="aligncenter" width="550"] “Thrift Hunters,” starring Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman, returns to television on Saturday nights as the second season will premiere on Oct. 11 on Spike TV. The boys will be hitting huge thrift stores, small second-hand shops and antique malls in large cities and small towns, and they want you to know...

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  • 16
    Sep

Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind

[caption id="attachment_2521138" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Do you have an old dresser that needs a new lease on life but you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life? Novice DIYers can turn out great refinishing jobs with Cari Cuckey’s new RePurpose line of paints and stains.[/caption] When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique,...

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  • 16
    Sep

Antarctic Sledding Note Delivered by Dog Throws Light on Historic Polar Explorations

[caption id="attachment_2521129" align="aligncenter" width="393"] Prints made from glass negative of Captain Scott and members of the crew of Discovery on their arrival at Lyttelton, New Zealand.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2521130" align="aligncenter" width="211"] The previous photo and four other photographs, including one of the Discovery in drydock, will bring between $800 and $1,100.[/caption] LONDON – A fascinating collection of sledding notes...

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  • 15
    Sep

Museum-Quality 1890s Pomo Burden Basket Highlights Western and Native Art Sale

[caption id="attachment_2521121" align="alignright" width="300"] The top lot of the Best of Santa Fe auction, an event held each year by Allard Auctions, Inc. on Aug. 16-17, was this exceptional and large traditional-shaped Pomo burden basket, which realized $23,000.[/caption] SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine geometric designs done in red fern sold...

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