Becoming an Auction Aficionado(7/15/08)
Whether you are just starting an antiques and collectibles collection, adding to an existing collection or the veteran, die-hard bargain hunter, auctions are the perfect venue.
The Neophyte, The Uninitiated, Baptism by Total Immersion
Baseball Collectibles Can Benefit from Media Hype(7/11/08)
The baseball-card market can be difficult to predict sometimes. (click here to read about investing in baseball cards.) Sure, factors such as a player’s statistics, team popularity and the card’s age all play a role in determining a collectible’s value, but sometimes cards become hot for other reasons. Collectibles may go hot because of media hype.
Thom Pattie and the art of the auction(7/10/08)
Chief Worthologist Thom Pattie started out as a utility-company linesman stringing cable and putting up transformers—clearly a long way, figuratively and literally, from the antiques and collectibles business.
FBI Internet Alert: Be Wary of Autographed Collectibles(7/8/08)
Autographed collectibles are a staple in most sports memorabilia collections. They are valuable, and they hold personal meaning for the collector. However, there is a dark underbelly to the world of autographed collectibles, and the FBI wants you to be aware of it. According to the bureau, 70% of all autographed sports memorabilia sold over the Internet are fake.