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    • Jul 11 2008
    • 11 Jul 2008

    Baseball Collectibles Can Benefit from Media Hype

    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.

    • Jul 10 2008
    • 10 Jul 2008

    Thom Pattie and the art of the auction

    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.

    • Jul 8 2008
    • 8 Jul 2008

    FBI Internet Alert: Be Wary of Autographed Collectibles

    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.

    • Jul 8 2008
    • 8 Jul 2008

    Baseball Collectibles—Relic Cards Carry History

    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.

    • Jul 7 2008
    • 7 Jul 2008

    Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions

    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.

    • Jul 7 2008
    • 7 Jul 2008

    Roycrofters Commune Source of Desirable Collectibles

    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.

    • Jul 6 2008
    • 6 Jul 2008

    Baseball Stamps Make Home-Run Collectibles

    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?

    • Jul 3 2008
    • 3 Jul 2008

    Antiques shops make more money “buying right”

    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.

    • Jul 2 2008
    • 2 Jul 2008

    Yankee Stadium Swan Song Great for Collectibles

    Yankee Stadium will bid baseball fans farewell by hosting at least one last spectacle—the 2008 All-Star Game.

    • Jul 2 2008
    • 2 Jul 2008

    Collected News June 30 Update

    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