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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 >>


This Week in Geek 8/6 (8/7/08)
Cover of Crossed #0This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the weeks new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews and more information on the books discussed here More >>


Tabua: Power of Life or Death (8/6/08)
Presenting a Tabua of AllianceA “Tabua” (pronounced tam-boo-uh) is an early- to mid-19th century Polynesian ornament representing wealth & status of the owner. Whale teeth were the basis of several island economies, and personal position. The acquisition of multiple tabuas was one way to become chief of a local tribe, and tabua presentations were a strong way to gain favor with the king. More >>


Beautiful Sri Lankan Monetary Notes (8/6/08)
Reverse view of the 50 and 100 Rupee notes I have acquired this complete set of monetary notes from Sri Lanka. They are beautiful crisp uncircuated notes dated 1979, seven years after the Ceylonese gained autonomy from the British Commonwealth and gained their own Parliament and heads of State. In 1972 when the island became completely self-governing, the name was changed to Sri Lanka. Shown is my set of Rupee bills. More >>


Alphabetical List of Exhibits—American Presidential Experience (8/5/08)
Exhibit Details—listed alphabetically Exhibits subject to change. A Air Force One Visitors can tour a full-scale replica of the fuselage of Air Force One and receive keepsake photos of the experience. More >>


Offered for the first time in years an original Antoine-Louis Barye monument (8/5/08)
Famous Barye cold stamp I’m happy to announce that I’ve been contracted to sell one of the most important bronze collectibles to come on the market in quite some time. It’s an original work by French Romantic Artist Antoine-Louis Barye (1796–1875), the foremost animal sculptor or animalier of the 19th century. More >>


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