• 18
    Nov

Polishing Your Antique Silver: Tips for a Tedious Holiday Chore

Thanksgiving Day is a week away, and if you are tempted to get out your antique silver to make your holiday table sparkle, there are a few things you need to know before you get down to the chore of cleaning and polishing that silver. Before cleaning or polishing silver, it is important to inspect […]

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  • 18
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/18/09

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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  • 17
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/18/2009 Part 2

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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  • 17
    Nov

Weekly News Roundup: November 16 to November 20

In art, antiques and collectibles headlines, Gucci and Christie’s go after counterfeiters and the most recent Yves Saint Laurent auction is a big success. From The New York Times: Christie’s to Value Vintage Gucci Gucci, the up-upscale leather and fashion company, has long suffered from counterfeiters. In time for its 90th anniversary in a couple […]

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  • 17
    Nov

Original Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley Marriage Certificate to go Up for Auction

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – The original marriage certificate issued to Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley—signed by both Jackson and Presley—on May 26, 1994 in the Dominican Republic, where the couple embarked on their brief but highly publicized life together, will be sold in an important multi-estate sale slated for the weekend of Jan. 22-24, 2010. […]

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  • 17
    Nov

Local Collectors Pitch in to Populate Litchfield (Conn.) Firehouse Benefit Auction

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Items gathered from private homes, family estates, important collections and even the contents of a safety deposit box will be auctioned off later this month to help pay for the finishing of the interior of the new addition to the Litchfield Firehouse. The auction, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at […]

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  • 17
    Nov

Fresh-to-Market Lots From North Carolina Estates Highlight Leland Little Auction

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Nearly 750 lots—including Classical American period art and furniture, Continental furniture; American portraits and traditional American art, Southern pottery and vintage lamps and art glass—will be sold at a Fine & Decorative Arts Cataloged Auction scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Most of the inventory […]

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  • 17
    Nov

Old World Restorations Uncovers Unknown Duncanson Landscape Worth $300,000

CINCINNATI – The dingy dirty canvas showed up at Doug Eisele’s Old World Restorations in Cincinnati in March 2009. The owner of the painting, a dentist from London, KY, had rescued the work from an obscure corner in ClaireBourne Antiques in Lexington by paying $900. It looked like it might need to be cleaned up […]

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  • 16
    Nov

The Collector’s Minute: Porcelain and Pottery Markings Reference Points

You might wonder when watching the appraisers at “Antiques Roadshow” just how they can determine so much information about a teacup or platter simply by turning them upside down. The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most ceramic items can tell a great deal about a piece […]

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  • 16
    Nov

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Things of Science, Holly Hobbie Dinnerware, USS Kentucky Menu

QUESTION: I have several Things of Science kits that I received through the mail when I was a youngster. I tried to find information about them but have not been successful. What can you tell me about their history and value? – MP, Kempton, PA ANSWER: I only applied to two universities for my undergraduate […]

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