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  • 5
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/05/2014

[caption id="attachment_2518511" align="alignleft" width="279"] Ms. Marvel #1 (Jamie McKelvie Design Variant Cover), ($5-$8) Meet the new Muslim Ms. Marvel.[/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, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from...

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  • 4
    Feb

Awesome Toys of the ’80s: First Generation Jetfire

[caption id="attachment_2518425" align="alignleft" width="181"] My favorite toy of all time. A first-generation Jetfire robot.[/caption] Several years ago, I walked into one of Atlanta’s most awesome stores—the Book Nook, a veritable treasure trove of used books, comics, movies, music and whatever else they cram on to the overflowing shelves. This was back in the old days, when the store...

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  • 4
    Feb

Red Wing Collectors to Descend upon Des Moines for MidWinter GetTogether

[caption id="attachment_2518376" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Every year, a variety of rare and unexpected treasures show up for sale at the Red Wing Collectors Society’s MidWinter GetTogether, such as this collection of stoneware crocks and other items. This year’s event will occur on the weekend of Feb. 7-9 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Des Moines, Iowa.[/caption] RED...

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  • 4
    Feb

Original 1966 Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Drawn by Charles Schulz Realizes $26,450

[caption id="attachment_2518398" align="aligncenter" width="553"] This original Peanuts daily comic strip—drawn by the late iconic illustrator Charles Schulz and dated Oct. 21, 1966—sold for $26,450 at the first auction of the New Year held by Philip Weiss Auctions.[/caption] LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An original Peanuts daily comic strip—drawn by the late iconic illustrator Charles Schulz and dated Oct. 21, 1966—sold...

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  • 4
    Feb

Something for Everyone in 1,600-Lot Event at Louis J. Dianni’s Palm Beach Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518383" align="alignright" width="223"] This gorgeous shelf clock by Robert Swannell (London), circa 18th century, is expected to be one of the top-sellers in a Louis J. Dianni’s fifth annual Palm Beach Auction, slated for Feb. 15-17. It carries a presale estimate of $2,000-$4,000.[/caption] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Around 1,600 quality lots in a wide range of...

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  • 4
    Feb

Crescent City Auction Gallery Offers French Quarter and Mardi Gras Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2518391" align="aligncenter" width="576"] This oil on board folk art rendering by renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1887-1988) titled “The Watermelon Picnic,” (circa 1960), is expected to fetch between $3,000 ND $5,000 in a massive, two-day auction event planned for Feb. 15-16 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.[/caption] NEW ORLEANS – Merchandise from a prominent French Quarter collector,...

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  • 4
    Feb

Archive Documenting Pop Singer Madonna & Friends’ Early Days in NYC to Cross Block

[caption id="attachment_2518372" align="alignleft" width="300"] This is one of a group of four Polaroid photographs of Madonna and Martin Burgoyne. The one-of-a-kind Polaroids (taken without a negative) are the only photographs in existence and have not been printed or published before, They were taken in the early 1980s when Madonna and Burgoyne were roommates sharing an apartment on the...

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  • 31
    Jan

Collecting the Quarterbacks of Super Bowl XLVIII: Russell Wilson

[caption id="attachment_2518420" align="alignleft" width="300"] Genuine, authentic memorabilia items of Russell Wilson can be very expensive. Additionally, the short supply unfortunately means that Wilson’s signature has been an easy target for forgers, looking to cash in on the success of the league’s fresh face.[/caption] In part one of our discussion on collecting the quarterbacks of Super Bowl XLVIII, we...

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  • 31
    Jan

Collecting the Quarterbacks of Super Bowl XLVIII: Peyton Manning

[caption id="attachment_2518411" align="alignleft" width="300"] This year’s NFL Super Bowl presents collectors the opportunity to collect players from the opposite end of the experience spectrum in the accomplished future Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning, and one of the great young talents in the league, Russell Wilson. You can’t go wrong with an autographed football.[/caption] While any number of players...

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  • 30
    Jan

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

[caption id="attachment_2518356" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Worthologist Martin Willis working the valuation table at the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.[/caption] Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a delightful call from WorthPoint’s Christina Kapusta, who was organizing...

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