• 12
    Oct

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

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 $14,600 at a two-day weekend multi-estate sale held Oct. 3-4 by Philip Weiss Auctions. The books were in very good condition and all had their original […]

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  • 8
    Oct

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

From lovely plates and delicate pitchers to decorative trinket boxes and figural animals, souvenir pottery was proudly displayed in American homes for decades. Today, many of the more interesting pieces—such as a plate honoring the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition or a ceramic dog labeled Wheatland, Wyoming—are the subject of renewed interest among the current generation of collectors. […]

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  • 7
    Oct

Some Circus Photos are Worth a Thousand Bucks

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 value of only a few dollars, collectors will pay hundreds of dollars or more for others. Publicity photos produced by circuses are […]

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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 […]

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  • 7
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/07/09

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 a deal with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • 6
    Oct

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

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 on an expansive range of classic toys and memorabilia with no reserve prices, Serious Toyz is in the closing days of its Fall ‘09 Online Vintage Toy & Collectible […]

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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 […]

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  • 6
    Oct

Thomas Butterworth, Andrew Wyeth Works Highlight Converse Auction

WAYNE, Pa. – Some 200 lots of fine art, period American furniture, decorative accessories—including a pair of oils by Thomas Butterworth and a half-dozen collographs by Andrew Wyeth—will be sold in a two-session auction scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21 here in Wayne. “Bidders will appreciate the genuine antiques, not reproductions, in this auction,” said Gordon […]

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