• 15
    Dec

Familiar But Obscure Furniture Forms – A Primer

This entry deals with furniture forms which are probably familiar visually but whose original appellations may escape you at the moment. Instead of resorting to more colloquial expressions such as “X-chair” and “tall buffet,” the following traditional names for familiar objects may come in handy. CELLARETTE – Originally, this was the very deep drawer found […]

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  • 15
    Dec

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Thomas Nast Christmas Book, Mardi Gras Favor

QUESTION: I have a copy of Thomas Nast’s “Christmas Drawings for the Human Race.” The title page reads: “New York / Harper & Brothers / Printers & Publishers / Franklin Square M DCCC XC [1890].” The copyright is 1889. The book measures 8 ½ inches by 11 inches. There are 66 illustrations listed in the […]

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  • 15
    Dec

Weekly News Roundup: December 14 to December 18

Topping art, antiques and collectibles news is a card company standing by Tiger Woods, a toothpick selling high and bad news on the auction front. From The Associated Press: Upper Deck says it sticks by Woods Not everyone is jumping the sinking Tiger Woods ship. Upper Deck says it will continue its relationship with the […]

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  • 15
    Dec

The Comic Speculator 12/16/2009

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 sales. Sales numbers […]

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  • 15
    Dec

‘Original’ Rembrandt Etching Could be Modern Armand Durant Restrike

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch-Born July 15, 1606 – Died October 4, 1669) is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in the period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age. While most of us could never afford an original “Old Master” Oil painting by […]

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  • 15
    Dec

Seminar to Teach the Nuts and Bolts of Business of Estate Sales

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A four-day seminar designed to teach the nuts and bolts about running a successful estate sales business will be offered by estate sales professional and certified ISA (International Society of Appraisers) appraiser Lynn M. O’Keefe on Feb. 25-28, 2010 in Gainesville, Fla. The seminar, entitled “The Business of Estate Sales,” will focus […]

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  • 15
    Dec

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival to Offer Two Shows in One to Open 2010

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, Florida’s largest monthly antiques show, will present the Florida Modernism Show in conjunction with the Festival’s regularly scheduled antiques show on Jan. 1-3, 2010. Fifth of America’s finest dealers specializing in 20th century design will join the Festival’s normal complement of more than 400 […]

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  • 14
    Dec

Preserving Holiday Decorations: Proper Storage is the Key

Many of us have antique Christmas ornaments and decorations that were passed down by mothers and grandmothers. Hopefully, yours are in good condition, considering their age, but if you have some that have suffered damage from handling and storage, there are ways to return them to their original lustrous look. But you can take steps […]

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  • 10
    Dec

The Comic Speculator 12/09/2009

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 sales. Sales numbers […]

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  • 9
    Dec

This Week in Geek 12/09/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written post-comic-shop-visit by WorthPoint comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which the comics he’ll be purchasing and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews […]

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