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    Jul

Revolutionary War Games: Fighting Redcoats on your Table Top

[caption id="attachment_2513860" align="alignright" width="218"] They don’t make ’em like this much anymore. Pictured is the box proclaiming that 1776 is “The Game of the American Revolutionary War.”[/caption] With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, our thoughts turn to things like hot dogs and made-in-China fireworks as we celebrate our nation’s independence. For the board game collector or player,...

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  • 1
    Jul

Revolutionary War-Era Church Silver from Woburn, Mass., to Lead James D. Julia Sale

[caption id="attachment_2513844" align="aligncenter" width="491"] The two loving cups and six beakers from the First Congregational Church of Woburn, Mass. That will be featured in an upcoming annual summer Antique, Asian and Fine Art auction to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on Aug. 21-23, 2013.[/caption] WOBURN, Mass. – A collection of Revolutionary War-era silver from the First...

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    Jul

McColl-Frontenac ‘Red Indian’ Logo Porcelain Sign Paces ‘Check The Oil’ Sale

[caption id="attachment_2513849" align="alignright" width="300"] The top lot of the auction was this McColl-Frontenac Products sign with “Red Indian” logo sold for $11,550 at a “Check the Oil” auction held June 22 by Matthews Auctions. The auction was conducted on the second day of the Check the Oil Gas & Oil Show, held annually in Dublin.[/caption] DUBLIN, Ohio –...

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  • 30
    Jun

WE WE WC: The Consummate Georgian Silversmith of Canton

[caption id="attachment_2513819" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Here is the set that lit up my world; a five-piece tea set by the Canton silversmith we know as WE WE WC—one of the most enigmatic, yet sophisticated makers of early-mid 19th century Canton—that is both rare and unusual.[/caption] 位技術高超的喬治時期廣東銀匠 I write prodigiously about Chinese Export Silver and, if I lived in an...

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  • 28
    Jun

The Collector’s Minute: Playboy Bunny Costumes

[caption id="attachment_2513714" align="alignleft" width="300"] This 1986 photo from the Chigago Sun Times archives shows three variations on the Playboy Bunny costume: (from left) the Cabaret Bunny, the standard Bunny and the original 1960s Bunny.[/caption] Playboy magazine and the Playboy Bunny were among the most memorable icons of the 1960s, at least to most males over the age of...

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  • 27
    Jun

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2513835" align="alignleft" width="296"] These Beatles signatures were found to be not authentic, but sold for $166.[/caption] In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by the world’s masters, produce ancient art objects, forge signatures on baseballs, create “rare” books, “find” long...

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  • 27
    Jun

Whendi’s Bears: Future Collectibles in Black and White

(This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) [caption id="attachment_2513642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Featuring Wendy Meagher’s trademark hand-tinted markings, Whendi's Bears' “Pity Kitty” is a unique 6-inch feline.[/caption] Wendy Meagher of Whendi’s Bears has been seeing the world in black and-white these days. For this upstate New York artist, the tried-and-true colors...

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  • 27
    Jun

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Best Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps

[caption id="attachment_2513923" align="aligncenter" width="562"] An example of Bubble Lamps currently being offered by Modernica, an online company that carries licensed re-issues of the Bubble Lamp Collection.[/caption] Which of these five classic Mid-Century Modern pendant lights would you prefer? It’s a trick question because the answer will depends on style of the room, the coverage of the actual light...

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  • 27
    Jun

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Report – Spawn #9 & the First Appearance of Angela

[caption id="attachment_2513869" align="alignright" width="280"] Angela is back.[/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), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online...

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  • 26
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch for June 26, 2013: Lazarus #1

[caption id="attachment_2513880" align="alignright" width="300"] Lazarus #1 (Image) Forbidden Planet variant.[/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 Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers...

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