• 20 Mar
    2008

Polish Coin Sets World Record at Auction

A monumental Polish gold 100 ducats coin struck nearly 400 years ago has sold for $1.38 million at an auction by Stack’s in New York City. The price set a record for a world coin.

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  • 20 Mar
    2008

Who Pays More?

Did you know that a typical collectible change hands more than 10 times as it moves up the ladder from the original owner to the final collector? Right then, if the collector pays 100% of the value what do others pay? Here’s a breakdown of the list of possible candidates.

Collectors – usually pay 50 to 75% of retail value and pay the highest % of value for rare and unusual items.

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  • 19 Mar
    2008

Indian Artifacts

American Indian items are bringing unbelievable prices these days, and most dealers are completely unaware of the breadth of this market.

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  • 18 Mar
    2008

The White House for Sale

If a piano leg falls through your ceiling at home, it does cause some excitement, but you patch up the hole and move on. What is the reaction, though, when it happens not in your house, but the White House.

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  • 17 Mar
    2008

Honoring Ireland with coins and a Guinness

Honoring Ireland with coins and a Guinness

The “Emerald Isle” is beautiful, but also steeped in its share of trouble. Its coins reflect this history.

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  • 17 Mar
    2008

Soiling of Old Glory

The Soiling of Old Glory

If you can’t use the American flag as a weapon, then what’s freedom of speech all about, anyway?

That could very well be the way some interpret the actions of the flag-wielding young man in the above photo. In reality, most everyone was horrified by the image.

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  • 17 Mar
    2008

Matt Braum: Saving comic books from Mom

Matt Baum says he became a collector of comic books at the age of ten – when
his mother looked at the heap of comics littering his room and delivered an ultimatum: “You’ve got to pick these up … or I’m throwing them away.”

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  • 16 Mar
    2008

The Comic Speculator

This week Marvel Entertainment premiered their trailer for the new Incredible Hulk movie starring Edward Norton as the Hulk. This latest Hulk movie pits Bruce Banner, the Hulk’s alter ego, against the Abomination, another Hulk-type monster with more psychotic tendencies.

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  • 16 Mar
    2008

Golf Collectibles, Vintage and Antique Golf Clubs

Photo: Early 1920s Cochrane’s Ltd Club sold for $11,250 at Sotheby’s from the collection of Jeffrey B. Ellis. The complete collection brought in $2,166,210 and set a record. Photo and info from www.Golf.com

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  • 15 Mar
    2008

Is it Time to Buy Royal Doulton Again?

Today’s Photo: Royal Doulton Tiger sold for $270 at Direct Auction, Chicago

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