• 4
    Oct

Missing Pieces—A.W.O.L. Furniture Parts

[caption id="attachment_2493461" align="alignright" width="225" caption="A close-up shows the screws were severely distressed and the door was probably ripped from the cabinet."][/caption] One thing to bear in mind while searching for your next antique furniture treasure is that this stuff, by definition, has been around the block a few times and the road has not always been smooth. Sometimes,...

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  • 1
    Oct

LiveAuctioneers.com to Commemorate 1,000th Auction-House Client with Unlimited, Internet Live-Bidding

NEW YORK – To celebrate its anticipated 1,000th auction-house client, Internet live-bidding services provider LiveAuctioneers.com has announced details of a month-long promotion that will culminate with the awarding of a grand prize package valued at no less than $16,000. With 990 auction houses currently on its roster, the Manhattan-based company expects to record its 1,000th auction-house sign-up sometime...

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  • 1
    Oct

19th-Century Antique Furniture, Artwork, Porcelain to Star in Talladega, Ala. Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493430" align="alignright" width="190" caption="This Meissen figural porcelain clock in perfect condition, made circa 1880, will be among the items from the estate of the late Sarah B. Robbs that will be up for auction on Saturday, Oct. 9, in a sale hosted by Stevens Auction Company."][/caption] ABERDEEN, Miss. – A pair of on-site estate auctions are on...

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  • 29
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/29/2010

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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  • 28
    Sep

Tips on Starting an Antiques and Collectibles Business in 2010 – Part III

This is the third and final installment in the “Starting an Antiques and Collectibles Business in 2010” series. Part I discussed the need of the 21st century dealer to specialize and to understand the potential customer base. Part II focused upon adopting a business approach, whether full- or part-time, and how to acquire merchandise. Deciding where to sell...

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  • 28
    Sep

Circus Collectibles Delivered by Mail: Circus Letterhead

A hand-penned or typed letter from a circus is like receiving a work of art in the mail. Circus owners were never shy about advertising their shows, and even their colorful letterhead extolled the wonders of their circuses. And they didn’t stop there. The envelopes, too, were just as artful, so that all the mail carriers along the...

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  • 27
    Sep

Weekly News Roundup: September 27 – October 1

Art, antiques and collectibles news items include some fab-u-lous jewels, items that swindler Bernard Madoff won’t have much use for in jail and the Statue of Liberty’s schnozzle. From NPR: Jewels Owned By Wallis Simpson On Show Before Sale The Duchess of Windsor may not have become queen of England, but a compensation was the fabulous jewels she...

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  • 27
    Sep

Ask A Worthologist Question: Dutch Delft Tiles

[caption id="attachment_2493368" align="alignright" width="202"] The subject of Jennifer’s tiles—birds, flowers, houses and ships, as well as the “Ox Head” corner scrolls—gave them a definite 18th-century Dutch Delft look, but her tiles were reproductions. Still, the reproductions dated back some several decades and would be valued at between $30 and $70 each.[/caption] When Jennifer T. bought a house, she...

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  • 27
    Sep

Surface Saver: Protect Furniture Tops with Custom-Cut Glass

[caption id="attachment_2493375" align="aligncenter" width="463" caption="Because of its irregular shape, his coffee table required a professionally made pattern for its glass top."][/caption] One of the endearing qualities of well-made antique furniture is that it actually can be used for its original purpose on a daily basis. Unlike some “collectibles” and hobbies, furniture is not just to be looked at...

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  • 27
    Sep

Top 10 Worthopedia Searches for August, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2493355" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="This 1940 Supermen of America Premium Prize ring was the most-searched item in the Worthopedia in August 2010."][/caption] It is past time for the August most searched items from WorthPoint Worthopedia archives for the month of August. The most popular search item was for a Superman ring, circa 1940. It has always been a...

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