• 8
    Dec

John Dillinger’s Wooden Gun, Letters & Personal Effects in Heritage Auction Sale

DALLAS – What is, without doubt, the greatest collection of John Dillinger artifacts ever to be assembled and offered for public auction will take place Dec. 12, at Heritage Auctions’ December Signature Arms, Militaria and Civil War Auction at the company’s Uptown Dallas gallery. The grouping comes to Heritage straight from Dillinger’s half-sister, Frances Helen […]

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  • 8
    Dec

Howard & Davis Astronomical Regulator Sells for Record $161,000 at Fontaine’s Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – E. Howard & Company has been producing high-grade watches, regulators and marine clocks since its inception in 1842, and today E. Howard & Company clocks have evolved into the Holy Grail of manufacturers among the rapidly burgeoning genre of vintage clock and watch collecting. The firm still exists today, but most of […]

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  • 8
    Dec

Country Music Star Taylor Swift Shops at Music Valley and Tailgate Shows

Who says there are no young buyers attending Antique Shows these days? You never know who will show up at the Nashville shows. Country music’s hottest new star, 19-year-old Taylor Swift, took a few hours off of her busy schedule to enjoy one of her favorite hobbies, looking for some treasures. At a recent Music […]

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  • 7
    Dec

Weekly News Roundup: December 7 to December 11

Art, antiques and collectibles headlines include sports memorabilia staying power, a 19th-century buckskin shirt expected to lasso in big bucks and a Pony Express stamp selling high. From The Associated Press: Sports memorabilia market heats up in cold economy You just never know. In a bad economy, you’d figure collectors would be rushing to get […]

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  • 7
    Dec

Circus Christmas Cards — A Colorful Big Top Collectible

During the Christmas season, circuses are typically at winter quarters preparing for another year on the road. Circus owners have always been alert to use any and every means to promote their shows. Mailing Christmas cards to members of the media, business associates and friends is a perfect way to remind everyone that the circus […]

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  • 7
    Dec

Unhappy Trails: Cowboy Heroes Fade Away as Fans Head to that Great Corral in the Sky

“My heroes have always been cowboys, And, they still are, it seems. Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of, Themselves and their slow-movin’ dreams” —Lyrics by Sharon Vaughn My heroes are cowboys, but not the real-life cowboys who rode the western plains. My partners are on the silver-screen; B-movie cowboys and 1950s […]

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  • 7
    Dec

The Collector’s Minute: That Old Piece of Pottery is Not as Old as it Looks

One of the interesting things about the antique business is the stories that develop around some items, either from their owners or dealers. Cases in point are the two pitchers pictured above. Many times I’ve seen pitchers such as these labeled as being 19th century items because they carry no company markings. But in fact, […]

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  • 4
    Dec

This Week in Geek 12/04/09

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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  • 3
    Dec

Christie’s December Photographs Sale in New York Offers Exceptional Array of Works

NEW YORK – Christie’s is pleased to announce the sale of photographs on Dec. 7 that will conclude the auction house’s Fall 2009 season for the category. With viewings open to the public from December 3-6 at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries, the sale presents a distinct array of themes varying from the examination of the […]

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  • 3
    Dec

The Comic Speculator 12/03/2009

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. Make sure […]

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