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Baseball Collectibles—Relic Cards Carry History(7/8/08)
The baseball-card collectibles market has undergone major changes in recent years. The ups and downs of the market have made it difficult for some collectors to make wise investments. While some cards may not be worth as much as they used to be, many card companies are doing their part to provide some valuable collectibles in their sets. One highly coveted card is the relic card.
Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions(7/7/08)
There are a couple of hot, hot auctions slated for July with a noteworthy selection of items for sale. Don’t let the summer doldrums keep you from what’s really important—collecting.
Roycrofters Commune Source of Desirable Collectibles(7/7/08)
Ever since three nine- and ten-year-old chums and I (unbeknown to our parents, of course) ventured to walk the four or five miles through terra-incognita streets to Boston‘s Museum of Fine Arts, guided only by a Gulf Oil Co. street map, I was smitten by the antiquities, travel and collectibles “bug,” seeking the unusual.
Baseball Stamps Make Home-Run Collectibles(7/6/08)
Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out with the crowd. You know the rest of the words, right? Well, did you know this song is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008? And what better way to celebrate this staple of the American pastime than by commemorating it with a U.S. postage stamp that’s sure to a sports collectibles hit?
Antiques shops make more money “buying right”(7/3/08)
Many years past, I learned an important lesson that applies to most, if not all, businesses, antiques and collectibles shops included. The president of local meat-packing company and I were reviewing the company’s financial statements and one-year outlook. This was an intense meeting as competition was fierce and the company’s survival depended on the decisions made and business model chosen.
Collected News June 30 Update(7/2/08)
A Warhol lawsuit shares the news with a Warhol celebrity portrait for sale, a French art dealer is exposed as a smuggler and part of a recent Impressionist armed robbery, Chinese Olympic collectibles hit the market and family heirlooms turn prized antiques into a reason for therapy in today’s collected news of late.
Warhol for Charity
Antiques And Collections July 1(6/30/08)
We’re heading into the thick of summer, but that doesn’t mean missing an opportunity to add to your collection. Slip your laptop into your canvas tote bag with your summer vacation reading. That way you can Web surf antiques and collectibles sites from poolside or the porch.
Saturday, July 12: Silver and Photography
Mark’s HR 3221(6/30/08)
Controversial Housing Bill Includes Provision to Tax E-Commerce
While both houses of Congress have been working with dispatch to pass a massive 630-page bill to aid homeowners facing mortgage default, on June 25, an amendment was slipped into the bill that would have a marked impact on Internet commerce for collectibles, antiques and small businesses.
Recent news saw a record for Impressionist art, a Las Vegas collectibles convention on the heels of the sale of a $1 casino chip for $29,000, a life preserver from the Titanic selling for $68,500 and soaring prices for midcentury furniture. Gear belonging to Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson will be auctioned at Yankee Stadium, and the U.S.