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  • 6
    Oct

International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall Education Schedule

The International Society of Appraisers have announced six courses that are scheduled for October and November that include the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, Appraisal of Fine Arts, Requalification Course, Advanced Report Writing, Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents and the National USPAP Course. The details of the classes are posted below: APPRAISAL OF FINE ART (Oct. 10-15,...

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  • 5
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/05/2011

[caption id="attachment_2500028" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Action Comics #2 (Ethan Van Sciver Variant Cover)"][/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 and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to Comics (OVST),...

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  • 4
    Oct

Ask A Worthologist Question: Art Deco ‘Fayral’ Figurine

[caption id="attachment_2500033" align="alignright" width="205"] An Art Deco figurine WorthPoint member Anne P. bought at a charity auction. After giving it a good once-over, she noticed the piece was signed and there was a foundry mark and started wondering who made it, when and what it might be worth. The answers were: Pierre le Faguays, 1926 and a lot...

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  • 3
    Oct

Weekly Arts, Antiques & Collectibles News Roundup: Oct. 3-7, 2011

(UPDATED DAILY; Thursday, Oct. 7, 12:19 p.m.)  Among the news items topping this week’s roundup of arts, antiques and collectibles news considers the collectability of Steve Jobs ephemera, what’s selling on eBay and coronation coin depicting Sweden’s Gustav I that netted nearly a quarter-million at auction . . . The Cardboard Collection Steve Jobs Autographs and Trading Cards...

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  • 3
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Auto-Wheel Coaster Wagon, Edison Electrostatic Machine

QUESTION: I own a child’s wooden wagon. The side is marked with “NORL’EIGH COASTER,” the two words separated by an extended horizontal diamond with a sun ray center and a green field border with “SHAPLEIGH HARDWARE COMPANY / NORLEIGH DIAMOND.” The marking beneath the wagon reads: “No. 3 / ROLLER BEARING/ MADE BY THE BUFFALO SLED CO. /...

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  • 3
    Oct

Victorian Specialty Furniture: Wait in the Hall

[caption id="attachment_2499999" align="alignright" width="183" caption="This elaborately carved Eastlake hall stand of the 1880s provides six coat hooks, two umbrella stands, a storage drawer and an appropriately hard, uncomfortable seat. (Wooden Nickel Auction photo)"][/caption] The 19th century in the United States started out as period of major political strife with little attention to the development of furniture. Sure, there...

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  • 3
    Oct

The Source of Collector Pandemonium: Steiff’s Stuffed Pandas

[caption id="attachment_2499993" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Steiff’s 15- and 22-cm early post-war, five-ways jointed pandas. Note how different each one appears, despite originating from the same pattern!"][/caption] With Steiff pandas, things are pretty black and white. Collectors just can’t get enough of these rare bears and, as a lifelong enthusiast, I have to admit, they are among my favorites as...

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  • 3
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – Back Issue Report 10/3/2011

[caption id="attachment_2499963" align="alignright" width="264" caption="Avengers #4 (Marvel,1964; the first Silver-Age appearance of Captain America)"][/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 and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to...

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  • 3
    Oct

The Adventures of Prop Girl: Supplying Vintage Items for ‘Men in Black III’

[caption id="attachment_2500008" align="alignright" width="300" caption="I called in every resource I knew throughout the United States to track down Shea Stadium-appropriate ’69 memorabilia, including this Mr. Met pin."][/caption] I think my new name should be Prop Girl. I could be like an antique/memorabilia superhero in Movie Land. Recently, my team and I wrapped up working on the new “Men...

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  • 28
    Sep

Extraordinary Arsenal of Vintage Weapons, Militaria & Antiquities to Cross Block

[caption id="attachment_2499908" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Frank, an employee at Stevens Auction Company, models a French curass body armor with French dragon helmet. The armor is part of the vintage weapons, militaria and rare antiquities that belonged to the late James Larry Bragg—a direct descendant of Civil War General Braxton Bragg—which will be sold Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011."][/caption] ABERDEEN, Miss....

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