• 12
    Nov

Auction Report: Thomas Buttersworth Marine Oils Top Gordon S. Converse Auction

[caption id="attachment_2487344" align="alignright" width="326" caption="Glasgow & Cutter Scout,” one of two original marine oil paintings by Thomas Buttersworth (Br., 1768-1842), sold for a combined $33,925 at auction on Oct. 21, 2009."][/caption] WAYNE, Pa. – A pair of gorgeous marine oil paintings by the noted British artist Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1842) sold for a combined $33,925 at a multi-estate sale...

Read More
  • 12
    Nov

Auction Report: Astronomical Regulator, Henry Rifle Pace Cottone Auctions Sale

[caption id="attachment_2487327" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="This rare .44 caliber Henry rifle, purchased by the U.S. Government for use during the Civil War, sold for $48,300 at an sale held by Cottone Auctions in August."][/caption] GENESEO, N.Y. – A vintage E. Howard & Co. (Boston) Astronomical Observatory Regulator clock soared to $52,900 and a rare and antique Henry rifle purchased...

Read More
  • 11
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/11/09

[caption id="attachment_2487373" align="alignright" width="320" caption=""Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years""][/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...

Read More
  • 11
    Nov

Weekly News Roundup: November 9 to November 13

In art, antiques and collectibles news, Sotheby’s has rebound auction results, Jack Ruby’s hat goes for big bucks and still another Yves Saint Laurent sale. From Reuters: Activity, prices bounce back at Sotheby's auction First Warren Buffett signals the economy is coming back by buying Burlington Northern. Then a Sotheby’s Impressionism and modern-art auction brought in $180 million,...

Read More
  • 11
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/11/2009

[caption id="attachment_2487358" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Batman and Robin #6"][/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...

Read More
  • 11
    Nov

Blue and White Oriental Porcelain: A Guide to Changes and Styles

“Of a strong build, suitable for export and of good material, with a clear white body often left unglazed on a flat base. The glaze is thick and rather bubbly, and the blue is of a bright violet tone.” — R.L. Hobson,author and Chinese Ceramics Specialist, British Museum, 1915. [caption id="attachment_2487307" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A stoneware water pot with...

Read More
  • 10
    Nov

Allman Promotions Acquires Florida’s West Coast Antique Shows

[caption id="attachment_2487302" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Steve and Judy Allman, owners of Allman Productions LLC, have announced that they have acquired all of the shows previously managed by Yvonne and Jim Tucker of Antiques Shows of Florida."][/caption] NAPLES, Fla. – Judy and Steve Allman, owners of Allman Productions LLC, have announced that they have acquired all of the shows previously...

Read More
  • 10
    Nov

Auction Report: Antique Duffner & Kimberly and Tiffany Lamps Highlight Fontaine’s Sale

[caption id="attachment_2487290" align="alignright" width="255" caption="This Tiffany Studios 20-inch Dragonfly table lamp with excellent 6-dragonfly shade is estimated to bring between $75,000 and $100,000 at a massive three-session auction on Nov. 21 hosted by Fontaine's Auction Gallery."][/caption] PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Antique lighting by Tiffany, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint and others will highlight a massive three-session cataloged auction boasting...

Read More
  • 10
    Nov

Older Circus Photos Bring Higher Prices

[caption id="attachment_2487273" align="alignright" width="258" caption="Miss Uno was a snake charmer with Adam Forepaugh Shows. Even though she doesn’t have her snake in this cabinet card photo, the image sold for $33 in 2008."][/caption] In a previous article Circus Photos I wrote about circus photographs and their values. Another article on Side Show collectibles highlighted pitch cards and photos...

Read More
  • 10
    Nov

That’s Entertainment! Dealers Need to Drop their Aloofness

“The world is a stage The stage is a world of entertainment. That’s entertainment!” —lyrics from “That’s Entertainment” Antiques and collectibles are part of the entertainment industry. Many involved in the trade do not view it from this perspective, but it is true. If we do not entertain, we do not have customers. If we do not have...

Read More