• 24
    Mar

Connor’s Corner: My Next Estate Sale features Great Hollywood Collectibles

I am Connor and I am in 3rd grade. I live near Hollywood—I can walk to Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network—and live less than a five-minute drive from Disneyland, Warner Brothers and NBC TV Studios. This is why a lot of the collectibles and antiques that I find here are related to TV or movies or […]

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  • 24
    Mar

Going Out Like a Lamb: Steiff’s Sheep Collectibles

As the end of March quickly approaches, it’s hard not to think of the old adage about the month: In like a lion, out like a lamb. However, most people could rightfully argue that this year it feels like a lion at both ends! The good news is that there are hopeful signs that spring […]

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  • 24
    Mar

Wrestling Fans Covet Collectibles of the Squared Circle

The combination of athletic prowess, strength, theatrics and showmanship that create the world of professional wrestling has given rise to a host of collectible opportunities through the years. While professional wrestling has existed for decades, its skyrocketing popularity can clearly be traced back to the 1980s with the emergence of such legendary talents as Hulk […]

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  • 24
    Mar

Unloved Antiques: Cavalier Cedar Chests

Some items, even if in good shape and approaching the magical 100-year mark that turns a “vintage” item into an “antique,” do not appreciate in value like one would think. In cases like the Cavalier cedar chest, one reason its value is low is
 its availability—they aren’t rare—and the fact it’s made by a lesser-known […]

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  • 20
    Mar

Estate Sale Misidentification Almost leads to Melting of $33M Fabergé Egg

What a difference a few minutes of research can make. If you haven’t heard by now, collectors around the globe are talking about the discovery of the third Imperial Russian Fabergé egg, identified last week by Kieran McCarthy of London’s Wartski jewelers. The Fabergé community is extremely excited about the find, as the egg has […]

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  • 19
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/19/2014

New Comics Roundup Get ready for new comic day, kids, because there’s a ton of stuff to take home: Antarctic Entertainment kicks it off with 16-Bit Zombies #1; BOOM! has a comic by my favorite prig-rock band, Rush Clockwork Angels #1; Dark Horse knows what you want so it is giving us Buffy Season 10 […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Attempts to Build LEGO Board Games take the Fun out the Construction Toy System

In case you didn’t get the memo, “The LEGO Movie” is awesome. It’s a celebration of the perennially popular Danish construction toy and the particular culture of LEGO building, playing, and collecting. References abound throughout the anarchic film, including funny jabs at failed LEGO concepts like the pro sports-themed sets, circa 2002, and the flat-out […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Freeman’s Continues to Expand to D.C., The Midwest and California

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers—America’s oldest auction house, founded in Philadelphia in 1805—is continuing to expand by successfully launching regional offices in Boston and Charlottesville, Va. and bringing in three new experts to focus attention on other regions. Matthew S. Wilcox, the former vice president of Trusts & Estates at Freeman’s, has returned […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery to host Selling Exhibition of Niki De Saint Phalle ‘Nana’ Sculptures

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s will present a selling exhibition of works by Niki de Saint Phalle titled “Joie de Vivre,” featuring more than 30 sculptures by the Parisian sculptor, painter and filmmaker, at the auction house’s S|2 gallery. The show is described as a “journey through the visionary artist’s career exploring an expansive range of […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Presentation Sword, Dinosaur Nest with Seven Eggs Power Philip Weiss Auctions’ Sale

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A rare and historic British presentation sword and scabbard from 1813 soared to $27,060 and a 75-million-year-old dinosaur egg nest with seven eggs sold for $17,915 at a 600-lot estate sale held Feb. 26 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The sale grossed $250,000. It was an eclectic auction, one that featured rock ’n’ […]

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