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BRONZE 1943-S Lincoln Cent Discovered (8/13/08)
The 1943 cent was made of steel except for a handful erroneously struck on bronze planchet, such as this one.A previously unrecorded 1943-S Lincoln cent erroneously struck on a bronze planchet has been acquired by Rare Coin Wholesalers of California. The coin has been certified as AU-53 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). More >>


The Comic Speculator: Small Press Gems (8/13/08)
Cover of SCUD #1The Comic Speculator is a blog by Worthpoint Comic Book Worthologist Matt Baum that discusses back issue comics and the back issue market. More >>


Vintage RCA “ON AIR light (8/12/08)
I recently acquired two vintage RCA MI-11717 “ON AIR” warning lights in original condition from a 1950′s TV studio that was demolished. I fell in love with radio back in the 1970′s, and have enjoyed a career in broadcasting and communications. I love these great old art deco “on air” lights, and I’m curious to know more about them and what they’re worth. More >>


Jim Warlick: From Peanuts to Buttons (8/12/08)
In 1976, a young Jim Warlick was doing campaign fieldwork for peanut farmer turned presidential candidate Jimmy Carter. In addition to the usual campaign wherewithal, Warlick had been given a large carton of Jimmy Carter peanuts. “Each bag had a picture of Jimmy Carter on it and about 15 peanuts. I’d eat the peanuts and drink beer,” Warlick said. More >>


Beautiful Purple Glass Decanter (8/12/08)
I’m new to the art glass collecting hobby. My main interest is Scandinavian art glass. I found this at a garage sale. To me, it looks like Scandinavian glass and I am wondering if it could have been made by Holmegaard around the 1950s. I’ve uploaded the image into my profile. Any suggestions? More >>




Arts and Crafts Weekend in SF (8/11/08)
Hustle and bustle on the floorWhile visiting San Francisco over the weekend, I was fortunate to learn the 14th annual Arts & Crafts Show was within walking distance from the flat my wife and I rented. More >>


August Auction Report (8/10/08)
In these slow, scorching days of August with few auctions taking place, I’m again taking a look at past auctions and how the pieces I highlighted fared. More >>


Estate Planning—Stop the Squabbling, Save the Family (8/8/08)
When it comes to dividing an estate, ordinarily level-headed, rational people often act like 3-year-olds arguing over who gets the Slinky and who gets the yo-yo. The funeral is barely concluded when the squabbling begins over the disposition of art, antiques and collectibles. “Why do you get the antique Lalique wineglasses? You don’t know a Burgundy from a Bordeaux.” More >>


Antique Chinese Carved Ivory Rich In Detail As Well As Life Lessons (8/7/08)
1850 Cinese ivory detail of faceShown here today, is a fine example of Chinese carved ivory from China’s golden age of exporting, circa 1850.This piece is very detailed showing different patterns on the three individuals’ robes.The detail is complete,down to the heels of their feet to the fine lines on the elder man’s face. More >>


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