• 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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  • 16
    Nov

Recording the Treasure: Photographing Your Antique Furniture

If you really enjoy researching, discovering and acquiring pieces of older and antique furniture, not to mention repairing, restoring and maintaining your functional links to the past, sooner or later you are going to get the urge to photograph them. You have all kinds of legitimate practical reasons to make a record of your treasures, […]

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  • 12
    Nov

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

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 held Oct. 21 by Gordon S. Converse & Co. The paintings were the top achievers in a two-session sale that featured around 275 lots of fine art, period […]

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  • 12
    Nov

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

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 by the U.S. government for use during the Civil War hit a bull’s eye for $48,300 at a pair of sales held by Cottone Auctions at its facility here in […]

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  • 11
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/11/09

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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  • 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 […]

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  • 11
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/11/2009

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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  • 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. The technique of painting a color […]

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  • 10
    Nov

Allman Promotions Acquires Florida’s West Coast Antique Shows

NAPLES, Fla. – Judy and Steve 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, allowing them to extended their seasonal Florida base in conjunction with their newly organized Old Naples Antiques Show, set to premier […]

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  • 10
    Nov

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

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Antique lighting by Tiffany, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint and others will highlight a massive three-session cataloged auction boasting nearly 525 lots to be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. The auction will also include many sought-after vintage clocks and watches, pieces of Arts & Crafts furniture and accessories, bronzes, coins, paintings, […]

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