• 10
    Oct

Single-Owner Collection of Antique French, German Dolls to go on the Block

[caption id="attachment_2493665" align="alignright" width="225" caption="This French 21-inch doll by Unis, jointed, with composition body and bisque head is among the 125 vintage and antique dolls to be sold at auction Saturday, Oct. 23, by Browne Auction Specialists.."][/caption] BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A nice, single-owner collection of more than 125 rare and vintage dolls—nearly all of them made in...

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  • 7
    Oct

Iconic Ear Pendants by JAR to Highlight Christie’s October Jewels Sale

[caption id="attachment_2493647" align="alignright" width="213" caption="A pair of Imperial topaz, ruby and diamond ear pendants, by JAR, estimated to bring between $300,000 and $500,000 at the Christie’s Jewels sale in New York on Oct. 20, 2010."] [/caption] NEW YORK – Christie’s has announced announce an iconic pair of ear pendants by Joel Rosenthal—the celebrated contemporary designer who goes by...

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  • 7
    Oct

More than 800 Items Up for Bid in Old-Fashioned Country Home Sale

[caption id="attachment_2493511" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="More than 20 antique butter churns, including the two pictured here, will change hands Oct. 15-16 at an old-fashioned country home sale, hosted by Specialists of the South."][/caption] FOUNTAIN, Fla. – A good, old-fashioned on-site country sale, featuring more than 800 lots in just about every category imaginable, will be held Oct. 15-16 at...

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  • 6
    Oct

Weekly News Roundup: October 4 to October 8

At the top of art, antiques and collectibles news this week, we find a highly successful Hong Kong auction, that infamous White House dinner crasher and a legendary singer-songwriter. From Bloomberg: Emperor’s Seal, Pink Diamond Lead $210 Million Hong Kong Sale It’s a mega-sale, all right. Seven days in Hong Kong with items ranging from 2005 Romanee-Conti to...

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  • 6
    Oct

Fabulous Tiffany Studios Leaded Glass Bronze Floor Lamp Lights Up Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493498" align="alignright" width="148" caption="This Tiffany Studios leaded glass bronze floor lamp was the top-selling lot at a three-day sale facilitated by Philip Weiss Auctions on Sept. 24-26, 2010. The lamp brought $135,600."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A Tiffany Studios leaded glass bronze floor lamp lit up the room with a $135,600 purchase price at a three-day multi-estate sale...

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  • 6
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/06/2010

[caption id="attachment_2493488" align="alignright" width="194" caption="Lady Mechanika #0 1:10 sketch "][/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)...

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  • 5
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker, Books Edition: Jerry Garcia, Franklin Library & ‘Webster’s’ Dictionary

QUESTION: I have a copy of “Garcia.” The book’s cover, folio pages and back feature pictures of Garcia’s head and hand. Given his importance as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, this book has to be very valuable. Am I correct? – L, Pottsville, Pa. ANSWER: I researched the title on abebooks.com and bookfinder.com, my two favorite...

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  • 5
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – Back Issue Report 10/05/2010

[caption id="attachment_2493471" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Veronica #202"][/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 auction...

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  • 5
    Oct

Magazines with An Emphasis On Circus Are Inexpensive Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2493518" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Magazines dedicated to the circus are inexpensive collectibles. This stack of 42 issues of “White Tops” from the 1970s sold on eBay for $35."][/caption] Magazines often publish circus stories, along with colorful photos and graphics. In a previous article I wrote for WorthPoint (Magazine Articles Chronicle Circus Life of Yesterday and Today), I wrote...

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  • 5
    Oct

Creativity and a Little Sand Equals Great Folk Art

[caption id="attachment_2493532" align="alignright" width="209" caption="A pair of sweetheart sandbottles made by Andrew Clemens for Henry Reinken and his future wife, Helen Wimmler. They remained in the couple’s family until passed to the current owner’s family. "][/caption] One of the hottest categories of antiques on today’s market is folk art. Though very broadly defined, the term “folk art” generally...

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