• 26
    Sep

Auction Report: Tiffany & Co. Favrile Lava Glass Three-Handled Vase Soars Past $62,000 at Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493436" align="alignright" width="214" caption="This stunning Tiffany & Co. Favrille glass 3-handled vase brought $62,100 in a two-day auction hosted by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales on Sept. 17-18. It was the top lot of the sale."][/caption] HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – A stunning, early 20th-century Tiffany & Company Favrile lava glass three-handled vase soared to $62,100 at a...

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  • 23
    Sep

Family Military Mementos from Civil War, WWII featured at Eubanks Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493305" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="A unit medal from the 155th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and a U.S. belt buckle belonging to George Sharp will be among the items up for bid in a sale to be hosted by Jack Eubanks Auction on Sept. 25, 2010."][/caption] BREVARD, NC – Veterans’ memories and memorabilia of the Civil War and World War...

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  • 23
    Sep

Tiffany Floor Lamp, Fratelli Statue Highlights Philip Weiss Auction

[caption id="attachment_2493299" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Exceptional vintage Tiffany Studios floor lamp in a unique style is expected to bring $120,000 to $180,000at a sale to be facilitated by Philip Weiss Auctions on Sept. 24-26, 2010."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A massive, three-day sale comprising some 1,800 top-quality, fresh-to-the-market lots from prominent local estates and collections will be offered the weekend...

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  • 23
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/23/2010

[caption id="attachment_2493327" align="alignright" width="205" caption="Flash #5 White Lantern variant"][/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...

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  • 22
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – Back Issue Report 09/22/2010

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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  • 22
    Sep

Weekly News Roundup: September 20 to September 24

In art, antiques and collectibles news, we find a presidential chopper, some ill-advised auction items and nostalgic toys. From The Associated Press: Custom chopper signed by Obama to be auctioned It’s the United States Chopper built by Hardcore Choppers. It has a six-speed transmission and a powerful 150-horsepower engine. AND it will be autographed by President Barack Obama...

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  • 21
    Sep

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Ignatz Mouse Cartoon, Hawthorn Crock, Dill’s tobacco Tin

QUESTION: I own a copy of “Railroad Rhythm,” an 8 millimeter cartoon in an “Official Cartoons” box. I believe the mouse is an early version of the Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse. The only place I have seen this cartoon is when it was played on an old reel-to-reel projector in our house. It is old. I do not...

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  • 21
    Sep

Final Call to Purchase European Toy Vehicles from Donald Kaufman Collection

[caption id="attachment_2493309" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This Gunthermann torpedo-style touring car, hand-painted tin and 15½ inches long, circa 1910, is expected to bring between $6,000 and $8,000 at part four of the Donald Kaufman toy collection, to be facilitated by Bertoia Auctions on Sept. 24-25, 2010."][/caption] VINELAND, N.J. – If there were a World Cup for antique toys, the name...

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  • 21
    Sep

Collecting Sports Presentation and Commemorative Watches

[caption id="attachment_2493313" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A Babe Ruth watch, 1940s era, mint in box with a baseball $500-$800-plus. Without the box, $200-$300."][/caption] Sports collectibles is a hugely popular item for collectors of today and yesterday, and there is no sign that their popularity is waning. Competitive sports probably date back to the day when a caveman tried to outdo...

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  • 20
    Sep

The Collector’s Minute: Ellis Maple Dolls

[caption id="attachment_2493256" align="alignright" width="234" caption="Ellis dolls, with heads of steamed and pressure molded maple and bodies of turned maple, used a patented joint system, each joint using a friction fit split mortise and tenon. "][/caption] Identification of dolls can be difficult, hindered by the fact many are unmarked, some manufacturers made parts for other doll makers and the...

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