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Is Barbie on Her Last Legs? What’s Happening in the Collectible Fashion Doll Marketplace? (10/23/14)
barbie-closeup-new-cropWith Barbie sales apparently in the “doll-drums,” collectors can’t help but wonder what the future holds for their beloved play … More >>

History Shines Light on Celebrating Halloween Collectibles (10/23/14)
paper table decorations  The tradition of Halloween is rooted deep in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, dating back almost 2,000 years. In … More >>

Travis Ishikawa—Who?—Collectibles Skyrocket in Value, Availability after Heroic Homer (10/17/14)
The value and availability of sports collectibles and memorabilia related to San Francisco Giants player Travis Ishikawa have taken off after he hit a game-winning home run to win the National League Championship series and propel the Giants into their third World Series in the last five years.Well, that didn’t take long. Travis Ishikawa, a 31-year-old journeyman baseball player for the San Francisco Giants who considered retiring earlier … More >>

Chinese Export Silver Goes High Profile in Upcoming Christie’s Auction (10/16/14)
This superb floral centerpiece or epergne made by Ning Zhao Ji, is just one of 88 astounding lots of Chinese Export Silver currently up for bid at an online auction at Chritsie’s through Oct. 28.There is no doubt about it: Chinese Export Silver is making more appearances than ever. Yet, what is undoubtedly one … More >>

Boost Reseller Profits with these 10 Thrifting with the Boys’ Thrifting Tips (10/8/14)
As the second season of Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith’s TV show “Thrift Hunters” premiers on Saturday night (9:30 p.m. on Spike TV), the two thrifting gurus offer up 10 tips to help boost reseller’s profits.We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store resourcing techniques. Tune in to the second … More >>

‘One Night, One Show, One Cause’ Auction Features One-of-a-Kind Guitars (10/3/14)
Baltimore artist Karl Saar’s contribution to this year’s One Night, One Show, One Cause benefit for the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is a guitar embellished with a fish, perched on a stand of metallic “seaweed” over a cache of 76 metal guitar picks.It’s another trifecta for Baltimore: world-class guitar maker Paul Reed Smith joins forces with Baltimore’s top visual artists and famed … More >>

What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter (10/3/14)
As a comic book collector, we all have dream issues, blue-chip comics, hot back-issues, (call them whatever you’d like) that we’ve been hunting down for years. But have you ever stopped to think, what made that issue you’ve been dreaming about adding to your collection hot?  If you’re a comic book collector like me, then you’ve probably been hunting down back issues for quite some time. … More >>

‘Thrift Hunters’ Crisscross the Country Looking for Deals as Season Two Premiers Oct. 11 (9/23/14)
“Thrift Hunters,” starring Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman, returns to television on Saturday nights as the second season will premiere on Oct. 11 on Spike TV. The boys will be hitting huge thrift stores, small second-hand shops and antique malls in large cities and small towns, and they want you to know that there is good thrifting and surprising finds to be found everywhereBryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith will be crisscrossing the country as “Thrift Hunters” returns for its second season—premiering on … More >>

Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind (9/16/14)
Do you have an old dresser that needs a new lease on life but you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life? Novice DIYer can turn out great refinishing jobs with Cari Cuckey’s new RePurpose line of paints and stains.When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique, based on its age, but could also … More >>

Worthologist’s Kindle Book offers Advice to New Dealers in the Antiques Trade (9/11/14)
book coverWhile driving through a neighboring town, Wayne Jordan was surprised to see that a relatively new antique mall had closed … More >>

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