• 23
    Nov

Aging with Style – Appearance Isn’t Always the Best Indicator of Age

[caption id="attachment_2487581" align="alignright" width="316" caption="This is a period Chippendale chair, circa 1770."][/caption] Aging with style is almost everyone’s ultimate objective, immediately behind not aging at all. But in this context the word “aging” is being used as a verb as we try to answer the most often asked question about most antiques and collectibles, especially furniture: “How old...

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  • 23
    Nov

History of Thanksgiving Day

As a fans of antiques and collectibles, whose interest in history is peaked by the things we collect, we thought it would be interesting to provide here an account of Thanksgiving in America as it was thought in more than a century ago. What follows is “The History of Thanksgiving Day” as it appeared in pages of “The...

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  • 19
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/18/2009 Part 1

[caption id="attachment_2487531" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Dark Avengers"][/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 current online auction...

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  • 18
    Nov

Polishing Your Antique Silver: Tips for a Tedious Holiday Chore

[caption id="attachment_248749" align="alignright" width="336"] There are a number of different commercial products available for cleaning silver: cloth, liquid, cream, paste and foam are common products that are easily available.[/caption] Thanksgiving Day is a week away, and if you are tempted to get out your antique silver to make your holiday table sparkle, there are a few things you...

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  • 18
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/18/09

[caption id="attachment_2487507" align="alignright" width="281" caption="Alien Legion"][/caption] This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at trends—good and bad—in the world of comic books from a collector's point-of-view. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews and more information on...

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  • 17
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/18/2009 Part 2

[caption id="attachment_2487484" align="alignright" width="351" caption="Moon Knight"][/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 current online auction...

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  • 17
    Nov

Weekly News Roundup: November 16 to November 20

In art, antiques and collectibles headlines, Gucci and Christie’s go after counterfeiters and the most recent Yves Saint Laurent auction is a big success. From The New York Times: Christie's to Value Vintage Gucci Gucci, the up-upscale leather and fashion company, has long suffered from counterfeiters. In time for its 90th anniversary in a couple of years, it...

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  • 17
    Nov

Original Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley Marriage Certificate to go Up for Auction

[caption id="attachment_2487448" align="alignright" width="378" caption="The official signed marriage certificate issued to Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley in the Dominican Republic in 1994 will be the top item up for bid in a Jan. 22-24 auction hosted by Philip Weiss Auctions."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – The original marriage certificate issued to Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley—signed by both...

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  • 17
    Nov

Local Collectors Pitch in to Populate Litchfield (Conn.) Firehouse Benefit Auction

[caption id="attachment_2487434" align="alignright" width="269" caption="Auctioneer Tim Chapulis with a guitar signed by the members of the rock group Jay & the Americans, just one of several pieces of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia items to go up for auction to benefit the Litchfield Firehouse."][/caption] LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Items gathered from private homes, family estates, important collections and even the...

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  • 17
    Nov

Fresh-to-Market Lots From North Carolina Estates Highlight Leland Little Auction

[caption id="attachment_2487461" align="alignright" width="408" caption="This rare Edgefield District “Dave the Slave” 5-gallon jar in ovoid form, dated 1857, is expected to bring in an estimated $20,000-$30,000 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, hosted by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd."][/caption] HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Nearly 750 lots—including Classical American period...

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