Mayhem at Chicago ANA; Gold Kennedy Half Dollar Changes Hands for $100,000
  • 21
    Aug

Mayhem at Chicago ANA; Gold Kennedy Half Dollar Changes Hands for $100,000

[caption id="attachment_2520962" align="alignright" width="215"] This is the first of its kind: a high relief proof gold Kennedy half dollar, struck in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar and contains ¾ oz. of 24kt gold.[/caption] Since its very inception some 50 years ago, the Kennedy half dollar remains for many a valued and...

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  • 19
    Aug

Hallowed Relics of the Gridiron on Display at New College Football Hall of Fame

In just a couple of weeks, large portions of the country will joyously shout out many of the following phrases, while many, many more will have no idea what they are talking about: [caption id="attachment_2520955" align="alignleft" width="300"] The top artifact in the new College Football Hall of Fame museum is the Illinois jersey worn by Red Grange.[/caption] “Roll...

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  • 19
    Aug

Bidding for Superman Premier Comic Soaring in eBay Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignright" width="300"] This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition up for auction on eBay is currently at $1,950 million, indicating it will be the most expensive comic ever sold when the hammer comes down on Aug. 24. The current record for a comic book selling at auction is $2.16 million.[/caption] With five days left...

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  • 13
    Aug

When Seeking Advice on Antique Furniture, it’s Important to Manage Your Experts

In the identification and evaluation of antique furniture, almost everyone needs some help now and then, even the “experts.” No one can know it all, as the field is too vast and too interpretive for any one person to be the ultimate authority. So how do you rule in or out who you might think can help you?...

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  • 5
    Aug

Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520877" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This very rare 5-inch gauge AD60 Garratt Locomotive No 6063 with an 8-4+4-8-4 wheel arrangement is from the late Dennis Brown’s collection of Gauge 1 locomotives that will be part of the upcoming Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Transport Auction. This “toy” locomotive weighs in at approximately 450 pounds and is some 12 feet in length,...

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  • 31
    Jul

Be Careful about Whose Advice You take when Holding a Yard Sale

I recently read a headline of an Internet article highlighting: “11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale.” Since many of WorthPoint’s subscribers are buyers and resellers of everything from antique chandeliers to old concert T-shirts, I have been following the reseller crowd to see what they are talking about. I figured that knowing these 11...

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  • 31
    Jul

Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1)

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignright" width="300"] This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition is about to go up for sale on eBay as part of a 10-day auction beginning Aug. 14. It is owned by collectibles dealer Darren Adams, who will be donating a portion of the expected $2-million-plus proceeds to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.[/caption] Three...

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  • 30
    Jul

Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams

[caption id="attachment_2520836" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The staff belonging to the wizard Saruman the White and the sword wielded by Aragorn, Ranger of the North, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” will be up for sale as part of the “There’s No Place Like Hollywood” auction of classic movie memorabilia this November.[/caption] In news that...

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  • 22
    Jul

The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’

[caption id="attachment_2520753" align="aligncenter" width="550"] All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.[/caption] The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s part of what brings readers back every month. In...

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  • 21
    Jul

Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points

[caption id="attachment_2520747" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Chinese collector Liu Qiquan paid for $36-million to collect a rare Chinese “Chicken Cup” at Sotheby’s Hong Kong by putting it on his American Express Centurion Card, netting 422 million rewards points in the process.[/caption] Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus...

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