• 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 […]

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  • 5
    Nov

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Venus Paradise Coloring Sets, ‘Down Beat’ Issues

QUESTION: I am seeking information about Venus Paradise coloring sets. Every path I tried, including Google, led me to a big zero. Are they being hoarded? I would like to buy one for my upcoming birthday. – CDZ, West Hartford, CT, via e-mail ANSWER: I did a Google search and found information about Venus Paradise […]

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  • 4
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/04/09

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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  • 4
    Nov

Weekly News Roundup: November 2 to 6

Starting out the week in art, antiques and collectibles news, we have letters from the roué Lord Byron, a really good thank-you for a job well done and royalty cash in the attic. From The Associated Press: Byron letters get nearly $460,000 at UK auction To put it delicately, Romantic poet Lord Byron was a […]

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  • 4
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/04/2009

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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  • 4
    Nov

Wonderful Wind-up Toys: Wheels, Cogs and Springs Combine to Thrill Children

In this world of computer technology and artificial intelligence, wind-up toys of the past seem that much more amazing. For more than a century, the simple idea of a mainspring wound up by lever, key or handle worked to power countless toys produced in Germany, Japan and the United States. During the 19th century, the […]

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  • 3
    Nov

Hungary for Herend Classical China? Pristine Porcelain is Nation’s Pride

The Herend Manufactory (as it call itself) has a long and exalted history in Hungary—its country of origin—with its reputation having spread to other capitals beginning in the early years of its operation. Later, and especially at present, North Americans have become exposed to the extraordinarily beautiful and expertly executed pat- terns and specialty decorative […]

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  • 3
    Nov

Contents of Missouri Antique Shop, Lifetime Collection Owners to Cross Auction Block

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The contents of the antique shop and items from the personal collection of Brad and Eunice Witt, including more than 300 lots of Victorian furniture, vintage French dolls, Babes in the Woods items, Yard Longs, Flow Blue, R.S. Prussia and more, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, Nov. 14. “Brad […]

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  • 2
    Nov

Lifetime Collection of Folk Art Enthusiast Highlights Fall Masterpiece Auction

BUFORD, Ga. – A Fall Masterpiece Auction, featuring around 800 lots of self-taught art, Southern folk pottery, outsider art, African-American decorative arts, quilts, circus art, new discoveries, major collections and more, including the lifetime collection of prestigious folk art collector and early self-taught art pioneer Lynne Ingram, will be held Saturday, Nov. 7. About two-thirds […]

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  • 2
    Nov

Picasso, Dali among Works in Baterbys Auction that Benefits Aids Awareness

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 300 original and reproduction works of art by some of the greatest names in 20th century fine art—Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pierre Bonnard and others—will be sold alongside contemporary names like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Nicola Simbari and Gary Benfield at a live and Internet auction, and the […]

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