• 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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  • 3
    Dec

Auction Report: Wyeth’s ‘Above The Narrows’ Leads $32.3M American Art Sale

NEW YORK – Andrew Wyeth’s tempera on panel painting “Above The Narrows” brought $6.9 million at Christie’s Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale on Dec. 2, 2009, the second-highest price ever paid for a Wyeth work. The auction achieved a total of $32,358,750, with works by Wyeth, Mary Cassatt and Charles Prendergast commanding the […]

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  • 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 Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of elegance on-screen and off. Next week, wannabe Audreys will have the chance to bid on […]

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  • 30
    Nov

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

In a previous article I wrote a little about the history of The Greatest Show On Earth. Over the years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have licensed its name to a variety of products—toys, decorative items, clothing and more—which adds to those things a circus devote can collect. Because The Greatest Show On Earth […]

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  • 30
    Nov

History of the Breitling Navitimer Watch is Shrouded in Mystery

The story of the first Navitimer is shrouded in mystery and even some controversy. Quite simply, no-one knows for certain the full story, or if they do they have not yet spoken. The records held by Breitling SA in Grenchen, Switzerland are incomplete, so to tell the story of the most famous of all Breitlings, […]

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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 […]

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  • 30
    Nov

The Collector’s Minute: An Antoine Louis Barye Sculpture

One class of items that causes great confusion among novice collectors is “bronze sculptures,” which is understandable due to the wide variance in values for what appear at first glance to be similar items, but with huge differences in price. The piece in question here is a lion by the French sculptor Antoine Louis Barye […]

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  • 25
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/25/09

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 the comics, characters, […]

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  • 25
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/25/2009

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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