• 12
    Jan

Weekly News Roundup: January 10 to January 14

Headlining art, antiques and collectibles news, we have lots of model trains, a reminder of a sad day and some portraits coming out of the closet. From Bloomberg: Model Trains Among $10 Million in Sotheby’s 27,000 Antique Toys Jerry Greene, then 18, stuck a sign in his record-store window saying he was looking for train […]

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  • 12
    Jan

Bullet-Riddled Warhol’s Mao Screenprint Leads Dennis Hopper Collection Auction

An Andy Warhol portrait of Mao, punctured by two bullets fired by actor Dennis Hopper, was the top lot in a collection of nearly 300 items from the actor’s collection sold at auction at Christie’s on Jan. 12, 2011. “Mao: one plate (F. & S. II. 99) screenprint in colors” (1972), realized $302,500, garnering a […]

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  • 12
    Jan

Auction of Malcolm Forbes’ Models Ship & Nautical Art Collection on the Horizon

ATLANTA – The staggering lifetime collection of ship models, important nautical art and maritime collectibles of the late publishing magnate Malcolm Forbes will be sold at auction the weekend of Jan. 29-30 by Red Baron Antiques. “This is a rare opportunity to purchase items that were amassed over a lifetime by one of the world’s […]

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  • 10
    Jan

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Reglor Lamp, Star Globe Water Gun, Goebel Hummel Figurine

QUESTION: I own a 1950s end table lamp made by Reglor of California. The plaster base of the lamp features a darkly tanned, flowing-haired bathing beauty dressed in a pink bikini resting on a stone ledge in a light-gray mountain setting. A waterfall is visible beneath the left side of the bathing beauty’s body. A […]

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  • 10
    Jan

Ringling VIP Gifts Are Rare Circus Collectibles

Collectors of circus memorabilia are rarely able to enhance their personal collections with VIP gifts from The Greatest Show on Earth because so few are available. The Feld era of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey began in 1967 when Irvin Feld and his brother Israel Feld bought the total assets of the show from […]

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  • 10
    Jan

Building a Reference Library – The Foundation

Doing research on older and antique furniture has gotten a lot easier in some respects over the last few years. The Internet now offers a vast array of sites to look at and learn about particular items or periods. There are also a growing number of interactive “Bulletin Board” type sites that offer questions and […]

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  • 5
    Jan

Weekly News Roundup: January 3 to January 7

In art, antiques and collectibles news, we find a disappointing Sinatra collectible, a not disappointing Peugeot and John Lennon memorabilia. From The Orange County Register: $5 Sinatra shirt fails to excite bidders With William Shatner’s kidney stone going for $25,000 and Marilyn Monroe’s X-ray for $45,000, one might expect a Frank Sinatra tuxedo shirt would […]

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  • 5
    Jan

2011 Antiques & Collectibles Survey

This poll has been completed, the results are available here. To all valued members of the WorthPoint collecting community, we want your thoughts and input. From time to time we will be taking polls like this one to determine your perspective on issues facing the industry; potential ideas for new offerings from WorthPoint; suggestions for […]

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  • 5
    Jan

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/05/2011

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 auction sales. Sales numbers […]

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  • 3
    Jan

Five Southern Estates to Populate First Stevens Auction Event of 2011

ABERDEEN, Miss. – Stevens Auction Company will kick off 2011 in style with a multi-estate sale featuring more than 600 fresh-to-the-market lots from five important Southern estates (including two from the Metro Atlanta area). Featured will be beautiful antique furniture, china, silver, hand-made rugs, fantastic lamps, original oil paintings, collectibles, hundreds of pieces of old […]

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