• 25
    Oct

Shooting the Stars: There is an App for That

[caption id="attachment_2493877" align="aligncenter" width="309" caption="One of the most common sextant one sees is the Navy Mark II. In very good condition with all the accessories it retails for around $600. A rare, double-framed Troughton-made sextant went for $3,200 in an online auction in 2004."][/caption] Last May I went on the trip of a lifetime. The opportunity came about...

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  • 25
    Oct

Rare Brown’s Celebrated Indian Herb Bitters to Highlight Bottle Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493884" align="alignright" width="180" caption="This Brown's Celebrated Indian Herb bitters bottle, patented Feb. 11, 1868, is expected to bring between $10,000 and $20,000 in an Internet and catalog auction slated for Oct. 29-Nov. 9 by American Bottle Auctions."][/caption] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A trove of 375 rare and vintage bottles—including a rare Brown’s Celebrated Indian Herb bitters bottle that...

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  • 25
    Oct

Top 10 Worthopedia Searches for September, 2010

It’s well past time to take a look at the items that were the most search through the WorthPoint Worthopedia during the month of September 2010. [caption id="attachment_2493957" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Schuetzen Rifle"][/caption] Schuetzen Rifle: The Schuetzen was an intricate, Germanic one-shot target rifle that generally covers a period from the early 1800s until around the end of Second...

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  • 25
    Oct

‘Who Will Dare’ to Buy the Rarest Movie Poster in the World?

[caption id="attachment_2493738" align="alignright" width="330"] The only known “The Bride of Frankenstein” teaser one-sheet Style E movie poster, from the renowned Collection of Todd Feiertag, will come up for auction as part of Heritage Auction Galleries’ Beverly Hills Signature Movie Poster Auction, slated for Nov. 11, 2010. It is estimated to bring in an estimated $700,000-plus.[/caption] BEVERLY HILLS, Ca....

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  • 22
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – Back Issue Report 10/22/2010

[caption id="attachment_2493809" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="Golden Age cover artist L.B. Cole’s personal collection will be going up for auction at Comicconnect.com."][/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...

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  • 21
    Oct

Pickard China, Art Glass, Royal Bayreuth, to Highlight Estate Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493787" align="alignright" width="191" caption="Beautiful and signed Pickard two-handled hand-painted “Vellum” vase with fall scene décor will be among the items offered without reserve (everything sells, regardless of price) in an estate auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the St. Charles Convention Center."][/caption] ST. CHARLES, Mo. – An important estate auction featuring the Dorothy and Malcolm Reich...

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  • 21
    Oct

Lifetime Terryville (Conn.) Collection to be sold Room-by-Room

[caption id="attachment_2493794" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="This room crammed full of antiques and collectibles gives an idea as to the size of the auction featuring the lifetime collections of the late Ambrose Zoni—a dedicated collector in a number of fields—that will be sold at auction on Sunday, Oct. 24."][/caption] TERRYVILLE, Conn. – An on-site auction featuring the lifetime collections of...

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  • 20
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/20/2010

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 and rankings are...

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  • 20
    Oct

Weekly News Roundup: October 18 to October 22

In art, antiques and collectibles news, we find pricey cover art, a bat, medal and a discarded draft. From The Washington Post: 'CHARLOTTE'S WEB' cover art snares $155K at auction Never underestimate nostalgia. Heritage Auctions figured that the original art for the classic “Charlotte’s Web” jacket may not have been more terrific than $30,000, but, as Charlotte said,...

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  • 19
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Musical Compact, Commemorative Token, Mercury Glass Bird

QUESTION: My mother-in-law gave me a rectangular compact with a surface mirror when she returned from a trip to Japan in the 1970s. Opening the lid trips a knob for a music box that plays the theme to “Love Story.” What is the value of my compact? – S.S., Princeton Junction, N.J. ANSWER: The movie “Love Story,” an...

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