• 12
    Oct

Collector Books Issues New Editions of Popular Volumes

Collector Books is proud to announce the publication of five new editions of its popular books, and is offering a special discounts on books that will last through Nov. 11, 2009. While this special discount is in effect, you can get 20 percent off anything you order. Even if you order six books and get the usual 40...

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  • 12
    Oct

Auction Report: ‘Peanuts’ Strip, Signed ‘Lord of the Rings’ Set Highlight Weiss Auction

[caption id="attachment_2486744" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="The top lot at the most recent Philip Weiss auction was this original “Peanuts” comic strip from 1954 by Charles Schulz, which gaveled for $28,250."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A 3-volume set of the iconic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with one of the books signed by the author himself, sold for...

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  • 8
    Oct

Know Your America: Geography through Souvenir Pottery, Plates and the Rest

[caption id="attachment_2486651" align="alignright" width="402" caption="An example of a Rowland & Marsellus Co. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition commemorative blue transferware plate, ca. 1909. The exposition was held in Seattle in 1909 and the face decoration depicts various Seattle and area landmarks. "][/caption] From lovely plates and delicate pitchers to decorative trinket boxes and figural animals, souvenir pottery was proudly displayed in...

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  • 7
    Oct

Some Circus Photos are Worth a Thousand Bucks

[caption id="attachment_2486636" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="The Glasier photo of the Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. tents and midway sold in a recent internet auction for $203."][/caption] They say a picture is worth a thousand words. When it’s a circus photo, it can sometimes be worth a thousand dollars . . . or more. While most circus photos have a...

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  • 7
    Oct

Regular Maintenance for Antique Furniture – a List of ‘Don’t Do’s’

I hope that you caught my suggestions last time on the "common sense little stuff" that you SHOULD do to prevent your having to spend money on "big stuff" later on (Regular Maintenance for Antique Furniture – a List of ‘Should Do’s’). Enjoy the second part of this Regular Maintenance series and remember that all of these DON'T...

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  • 7
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/07/09

[caption id="attachment_2486607" align="alignright" width="420" caption="Bloom County"][/caption] I have to take a moment here to eat some crow. Not too long ago I was responsible for a lot of yelling and screaming about the state of Spiderman in the Marvel U. This would have been before, during and after the “One More Day” storyline which saw Peter Parker making...

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  • 6
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: WWII Puzzle & Poster, Star Wars Toys, Cowboy Costume

QUESTION: As a collector of WWII aviation items, I came across a “Fighters for Victory” picture puzzle in its period box. It was put together in the past, and I am considering assembling it. If it is complete, I plan to frame and mount it in the room that houses my WWII aviation items. My concern is that...

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  • 6
    Oct

Weekly News Roundup: October 5 to October 9

In art, antiques and collectibles headlines, we find that Los Angels Lakers star Kobe Bryant is no longer persona non grata in the collectibles world, as he inks a deal to be a sports card spokesman, the Canadian government mistakenly sells some antiques for ridiculously low prices, and some of Audrey Hepburn’s outfits and letters will go up for...

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  • 6
    Oct

Vintage, Collectible Toys on the Block at Serious Toyz Online Auction

[caption id="attachment_2486582" align="alignright" width="353" caption="This Linemar tin battery-operated remote-control 1956 Mark II Continental car—in the box—is “is one of the rarest tin cars in the world,” says Serious Toyz owner Tom Miano."][/caption] CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY — Touted as among the most impressive and diverse online auctions of its kind in years and a spectacular opportunity for collectors to bid...

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  • 6
    Oct

Renoir Lithograph Tops Dallas Auction Gallery Auction

DALLAS – Dallas Auction Gallery recently hosted an important auction featuring a Pierre Auguste Renoir, "Le Chapeau Epingle" lithograph in sanguine, a pair of Chinese carved ivory foo-lions, an important Chinese Ming Zhengde Imperial blue and white porcelain table screen, a regency style carved marble garden bench, a Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener Table de Salon, a Chinese Qing Dynasty...

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