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Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing? (6/20/14)
Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Brother Arnold on Shaker Furniture and History (6/16/14)
An example of a Shaker chair.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, we are honored to host one of the three surviving Shakers, Brother … More >>


Prospecting and the Evolution of Rookie Card Collecting (6/10/14)
A rookie card used to be easy to identify. This 1952 Topps card is Mickey MantleCollecting baseball cards of your favorite rookie players has changed drastically over the last several years. Today, a player’s first … More >>


Jacqueline Kennedy Letters Pulled from Auction Raises Questions of Ethics, History (6/9/14)
Photographs and transcripts of these letters, written by Jacqueline Kennedy from 1950 to 1964, appeared in The Boston Globe on May 13, 2014. (Photo: SheppardWhen published lots are abruptly taken off the auction block, there is usually controversy involved. That is certainly true of … More >>


Chinese Export Silver and the Enlightened Renaissance (6/5/14)
The Empress Dowager Cixi led China through a cultural and artistic renaissance.Chinese Export Silver always adapted to the realities of Chinese history. It was, after all, a product of that history, … More >>


Gomez Addams was the Original ‘Mantiques’ Collector (6/4/14)
Was Gomez Addams the ultimate mantiques collector? A hookah is certainly a legitimate mantique.After talking with Eric Bradley—the author of the newly released book “Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff”—last week about … More >>


‘Mantiques’ Book Brings Manly Collecting out of the Mancave and into the Mainstream (5/29/14)
MantiquesThe term “antiques” used to elicit images of silver tea sets and Edwardian sideboards and even that “priceless Ming vaaase.” … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Michael Jefferson on 20th-Century Carpets (5/27/14)
In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I speak with Michael Jefferson of Wright Auctions, who dives into a … More >>


Vintage Circus Poster Stamps Unveiled at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla. (5/26/14)
Sheet of stampsIn true circus style, clowns, a ringmaster and music from a 120-year-old Bell Wagon—all provided by Ringling Bros. and Barnum … More >>


Back-Issue Roundup: Original Art of Wolverine’s First Appearance Nets $657,000 (5/23/14)
Inc Hulk 180 Wolvie pageIt’s happened again! With a new X-men film opening in theaters everywhere this weekend, prices on X-Men back issues have … More >>


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