• 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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  • 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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  • 11
    Sep

Items from Estate of Decorated Marine Pilot to be Sold by The Specialists of the South

[caption id="attachment_2521097" align="alignright" width="246"] The auction will offer six “Big Head” Japanese woodblock print Kabuki actors by the artist Sharaku, with micaceous background surface intact.[/caption] PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Nineteenth-century furniture, Southwestern and Asian objects and artwork and ceramic collectibles from the estate of John Townsend Tyler—a highly decorated U.S. Marine officer and pilot— will be sold by...

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  • 11
    Sep

Worthologist’s Kindle Book offers Advice to New Dealers in the Antiques Trade

While driving through a neighboring town, Wayne Jordan was surprised to see that a relatively new antique mall had closed down. It got him thinking about why a venture such as this—an antique mall with every booth rented would go out of business so quickly. With more than 40 years in the antique business as an auctioneer, appraiser,...

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  • 8
    Sep

Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All

[caption id="attachment_2521061" align="alignright" width="344"] First launched in 1992, ComicBase is now on version 17. It hosts information on “almost 600,000” comics and comes with a mobile app that allows you to take your collection with you on the go and automatic synch capability.[/caption] If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly they can...

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  • 4
    Sep

Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible

[caption id="attachment_2521053" align="aligncenter" width="550"] It’s estimated that one out of every three homes in the United States has some version of Scrabble in it.[/caption] Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell out “XYNOBIS” or “ZURENAR.” If you’re like me, you are too prideful...

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  • 3
    Sep

Who gets your Digital Assets when You Die? No One, unless you Prepare

[caption id="attachment_2521039" align="alignright" width="300"] Our lives have become digitized and password protected, and when we die, access to our accounts and rights to the contents thereof die with us—unless we make digital access part of our estate plan.[/caption] Our lives have become digitized and password protected, and when we die, access to our accounts and rights to the...

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  • 2
    Sep

Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits

[caption id="attachment_2521017" align="aligncenter" width="550"] We—Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman—want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, so every month, we will provide some the inside scoop on how to thrift, buy and sell better. If you put these tips into practice, you’ll soon be a thrifting dynamo.[/caption] We are...

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  • 25
    Aug

Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignleft" width="210"] This copy of Action Comics #1—graded in 9.0 condition with white pages—set a world record for comic book prices, selling for $3,207,752 on eBay in an auction that ended Sunday evening.[/caption] As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting as an Internet...

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  • 22
    Aug

Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection

[caption id="attachment_2520977" align="alignright" width="216"] Batman’s first appearance sells for north of $1 million in higher grade condition.[/caption] So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, boom, you’ve got a collection, right? Well, sort of. As someone who has spent the last 15 years looking through piles,...

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