• 2
    Dec

Weekly News Roundup: November 30 to December 4

In art, antiques and collectible news, we find Audrey Hepburn, Alice in Wonderland, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy and a very pricey diamond. From The Associated Press: Audrey Hepburn's designer gowns hit auction blocks [caption id="attachment_2487777" align="alignleft" width="116" caption="Givenchy dress from "How to Steal a Million""][/caption] Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of elegance on-screen and off. Next week,...

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  • 30
    Nov

The Ringling Name Sells Products and Expands the World of Circus Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2487716" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="This is one of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey train cars manufactured by K-Line in 1994. This train car is O Gauge and can sometimes be found on eBay for as little as $50. "][/caption] In a previous article I wrote a little about the history of The Greatest Show On Earth....

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  • 30
    Nov

History of the Breitling Navitimer Watch is Shrouded in Mystery

[caption id="attachment_2487703" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The history of the Breitling Navitimer watch is hard to pin down, as company records have been lost, and company lore does not match up with other facts. This all makes the Navitimer an interesting watch to collect."][/caption] The story of the first Navitimer is shrouded in mystery and even some controversy. Quite simply,...

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  • 30
    Nov

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1950 Phillies Autographed Team Photo, Bailey’s Yum Teacups

QUESTION: Many years ago, my father gave me a photograph of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies Whiz Kids that features the players, coaches, bat boys and trainers. It measures 43 inches by 19 inches. Each of the players has signed his name over his chest. One of the trainers and the three bat boys did not sign it. What...

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  • 30
    Nov

The Collector’s Minute: An Antoine Louis Barye Sculpture

[caption id="attachment_2487743" align="alignright" width="282" caption="A bronze lion by Antoine Louis Barye. While it is an original by Barye, it was cast after his death by the famous foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne. Barbedienne purchased 125 casting models from the late Barye's estate in 1876. This one, cast circa 1890, sold recently for $10,400."][/caption] One class of items that causes...

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  • 25
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/25/09

[caption id="attachment_2487798" align="alignright" width="322" caption="No Hero"][/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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  • 25
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/25/2009

[caption id="attachment_2487679" align="alignright" width="276" caption="Happy Thanksgiving comic nerds!"][/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...

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  • 25
    Nov

Three Generations of Wyeths Highlight Christie’s American Art Sale

[caption id="attachment_2487667" align="alignright" width="375" caption="Above the Narrows,” by Andrew Wyeth, is among the works featuring three generations of Wyeths to come up for auction at Christie’s Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture auction on Dec. 2, 2009 in New York."][/caption] NEW YORK – Significant and deeply personal work by the late Andrew Wyeth that has not been available...

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  • 25
    Nov

George Washington Letter Endorsing U.S. Constitution Estimated to Bring $1.5-2.5M

[caption id="attachment_2487642" align="alignright" width="325" caption="A revealing and poignant George Washington letter sent to his nephew Bushrod Washington, is considered one of the most important Washington letter to come to auction in many years and is estimated to bring in $1.5-$2.5 million."][/caption] NEW YORK – A letter from George Washington to his trusted nephew Bushrod Washington, considered one of...

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  • 25
    Nov

Distinguished Private Collections Lead Three Books and Manuscripts Auction

[caption id="attachment_2487640" align="alignright" width="334" caption="This extremely rare first edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s first book, “Tamerlane”—a collection of poems published in 1827—is expected to bring in between $500,000 and $700,000 at Christie’s The William E. Self Library Part I: Important English and American Literature auction."][/caption] NEW YORK – On Dec. 4 and Dec. 9, Christie's New York will...

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