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  • 5
    Aug

Items from the Estate of Swedish Count & Countess to Headline Elite Decorative Arts Sale

[caption id="attachment_2514597" align="aligncenter" width="201"] This oil-on-canvas portrait by Edward Perseus (Swed., 1841-1890) depicting Oscar II of Sweden from the estate of Count and Countess Claes-Eric de Lewenhaupt of Sweden is expected to bring between $4,000 and $5,000 at a multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, to be hosted by Elite Decorative Arts.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2514598" align="aligncenter" width="237"] This...

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  • 4
    Aug

Auction Report: World War I Squadron Insignia, Archive Take Top-Lot Honors

[caption id="attachment_2514512" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lt. Paul Green's(French Escardille 131-Bomber Group 4 World War I aircraft insignia fetched $13,200.[/caption] BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. — A World War I squadron insignia and archive pertaining to American pilot Lt. Paul Green took the top lot with a winning bid of $13,200 at a live and Internet auction held June 8 and 9 held...

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  • 4
    Aug

ANA Windy City Auctions to Deliver the ‘King’ of American Coins

[caption id="attachment_2514615" align="alignleft" width="300"] The “King of American Coins,” the 1804 Silver Dollar graded PCGS Proof 62, will be up for sale on Aug. 9 as lot number #5699 during Heritage’s Rosemont Signature Sale. The coin last sold in April 2008 for $3,737,500.[/caption] The American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, scheduled for Aug. 13-17 in the Windy...

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  • 2
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Connor McCrory, the 8-Year-Old Picking Prodigy

[caption id="attachment_2514563" align="alignleft" width="196"] Connor McCrory[/caption] In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis has a delightful conversation with 8-year-old Connor McCrory, who is a prodigy picker. Having a passion for collecting and gaining knowledge at such an early age, the antique world is his oyster. McCrory, who was born with congenital heart disease, is vibrant and...

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  • 2
    Aug

The Oddities, the Mysteries & Sometimes the Agonies of Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 奇異的, 神秘的, 也有時令人苦惱的 [caption id="attachment_2514570" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chinese silversmiths generally tended to follow four main themes: rickshaws, sedans, pagodas and junks, of which these two items pictured are typical examples.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2514571" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The rickshaw (top) is a three-piece condiment set by Wang Hing. The war junk above is also by Wang Hing. They are both...

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  • 2
    Aug

‘My Children Do Not Want It’: 6 Reasons Why the Young Don’t Dig Antiques

[caption id="attachment_2514623" align="alignleft" width="248"] Do your kids show no interest in taking on your interest in antiques or collectibles? (Photo: Signed pastel drawing of yawning infant by Pat Doyle. It sold for $27on eBay in 2011.)[/caption] A phrase that I hear on a weekly basis, when appraising antiques, is troubling: “My children (or grandchildren),” I am told, “want...

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  • 31
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy #5

[caption id="attachment_2514553" align="alignright" width="343"] Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Angela 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...

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  • 31
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/31/2013

[caption id="attachment_2514547" align="alignright" width="281"] Captain Marvel #14 (Amanda Conner Variant Cover), 1:25, ($10-$12). I love Conner’s work and this variant is nothing short of awesome.[/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....

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  • 30
    Jul

Rinker on Collectibles: Repurposed, a New Name for an Old Concept Part Two

[caption id="attachment_2514472" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Old wrenches belt and screwed into a wall have become repurposed coat hooks.[/caption] In Part I of this two-part column, I defined the concept of repurposing, talked about the 1950s and 1960s repurposing craze, and shared two “who in their right mind would do this” stories. Although historically, recycling was used to describe repurposing,...

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  • 30
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Corey Daniels Gallery

[caption id="attachment_2514467" align="alignleft" width="192"] Gallery owner Corey Daniels and director/artist Miles Spadone confer on a project. The two sit down with Martin Willis for this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast.[/caption] In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis stops along busy U.S.-1 in Wells, Maine, and has a conversation with gallery owner Corey Daniels and gallery director/artist,...

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