• 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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  • 19
    Oct

Look with Your Brain, as well as Your Eyes, to Avoid a Costly Mistaken Identity

  [caption id="attachment_2493751" align="alignright" width="300"] Canvas for surgical wallets has been used for more than 100 years. And this style of wallet has been used for more than 200 years.[/caption] I was wandering around an antique mall in Tennessee one time a few years back and noticed some small tools and other oojahs in a display case. The...

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  • 19
    Oct

Ask A Worthologist Question: Plantation Desk

  [caption id="attachment_2493746" align="alignright" width="289"] This Plantation desk, rescued from a Wisconsin feed mill 25 years ago, still have some value after some restoration, probably in the $1,000-$1,500 range.[/caption] Nearly 25 years ago, Jeremy B. hauled away an old desk in a Wisconsin feed mill. After a friend encouraged him to have it appraised, he turned to WorthPoint’s...

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