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Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Emily Susanin and the Chicago Auction World (8/8/14)
Emily SusaninIn this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with Emily Susanin of Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers for some … More >>


Be Careful about Whose Advice You take when Holding a Yard Sale (7/31/14)
signI recently read a headline of an Internet article highlighting: “11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale.” … More >>


Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1) (7/31/14)
This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition is about to go up for sale on eBay as part of a 10-day auction beginning Aug. 14. It is owned by collectibles dealer Darren Adams, who will be donating a portion of the expected $2-million-plus  proceeds to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.Three years ago, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage decided to part with his now-infamous CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the … More >>


Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams (7/30/14)
The staff belonging to the wizard Saruman the White and the sword wielded by Aragorn, Ranger of the North, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” will be up for sale as part of the “There’s No Place Like Hollywood” auction of classic movie memorabilia this November. In news that will have fans of Middle Earth all a-twitter from Mordor to the Shire, two of the most … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Walt Kolinda and Antiques as Green Products (7/30/14)
Walt KolendaIn this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with Walt Kolenda about how antiques are green products, he … More >>


The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’ (7/22/14)
All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s … More >>


Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points (7/21/14)
Chinese collector Liu Qiquan paid for $36-million to collect a rare Chinese “Chicken Cup” at Sotheby’s Hong Kong by putting it on his American Express Centurion Card, netting 422 million rewards points in the process.Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus points, … More >>


Chinese Export Silver Items Star in Recent Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Sale (7/20/14)
The surprise leader of the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale was this late 19th century Straits Chinese silver octagonal bowl and cover, intricately decorated with an engraved foliate motif and alternating side panels of a shrew amidst fruiting vines, a bird amidst bamboo, a dragon amidst floating clouds and a flowering shrub, all set between finely executed meander borders. The bowl romped home at $11,130.NEWBURY, England – Auction houses are ideal platforms for judging buying trends which, by default, would also include prevailing values. … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: A Randolph Street Market Round-Robin Conversation (7/16/14)
Shopping at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I host my annual round-robin conversation at the festive Randolph Street Market in … More >>


Babe Ruth’s First Major League Contract with Earns a Cool Million at Centennial Auction (7/15/14)
The first round of the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction took place on July 12, exactly 100 years to the day Ruth played in his first Major League Baseball game.The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction concluded its first session this past weekend and Ruthian collectors made their mark, spending … More >>


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