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  • Mar 26 2008
  • 26 Mar 2008

Near-Flawless 1907 St. Gaudens $20 Sells for $517,500

A near-flawless 1907 Saint Gaudens High Relief double eagle sold for $517,500 in Heritage’s American Numismatic Association National Money Show on March 6-7 in Phoenix. The coin was graded PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) MS-69 (mint state 69.)

  • Mar 26 2008
  • 26 Mar 2008

Japanese Officer’s pack

At the start of World War II, equipment issued to troops by the Japanese Army typically was based on European designs. As the war progressed, material shortages became extreme and the Japanese took many measures to minimize the use of metal in any form. Metal features such as buckles on packs, helmets and other equipment were replaced by cloth or rubberized leather.

  • Mar 25 2008
  • 25 Mar 2008

How To Tell When You Have A Modern First Edition

Many families have old books lying around the house, but they are reluctant to throw them out or donate them unless they know the books aren’t particularly valuable. But how to tell?

  • Mar 25 2008
  • 25 Mar 2008

What We Collect

I’ve been collecting antique and vintage cartoons since I was a teenager in the 1940s – with the Good Lord’s help, I will reach 81 years at end of May!

In my collection I now have about a dozen examples of early cartoons from England and the United States, as well as some modern ones. (I also have a small collection of Persian and Indian miniatures from 19th century manuscripts.)

  • Mar 25 2008
  • 25 Mar 2008

Is it Bakelite?

There are many types of collectible plastics. Distinguishing their traits and characteristics can be challenging.

  • Mar 24 2008
  • 24 Mar 2008

The Comic Speculator

Welcome back to the Comic Speculator, where each week I talk about affordable collector comics that may not be undervalued for long. This week, I’ll be discussing Silver Age comic legend Jack Kirby’s early works for DC comics.

  • Mar 24 2008
  • 24 Mar 2008

Masters of Food and Wine South America

This past month I attended the Masters of Food and Wine opening party held at the Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires. Masters of Food and Wine is an annual conference put on by the Park Hyatt; it had been held in Carmel for close to twenty years. In 2007, it debuted in Mendoza, Argentina. This year’s Masters of Food and Wine made a huge splash in Argentine wine country.

  • Mar 23 2008
  • 23 Mar 2008

Errors in the State Quarters are Worth Lots of Money

I have always liked coin collecting. When I was a kid, there was not a lot to do in the tiny town I grew up in. I think there were 100 people in town, when everyone was home on Sunday. One of the things we would do, is get our parents to take us to the neighboring town, where there was a bank, to get rolls of coins from the tellers, to search through.

  • Mar 23 2008
  • 23 Mar 2008

Spring Has Sprung in the Antiques Markets. Are You Ready?

Daryle Lambert’s 31 Club Antique & Collectible Wealth Builders Blog:

Get your best fitting shoes out, because the season for Antiquing is about to begin. The number of events will start picking up which means the treasures we hunt will be harder for just the few to find.

  • Mar 22 2008
  • 22 Mar 2008

This Week In Geek 3/19

New Comic Wednesday came with a sunny, warm feeling this week as winter has finally melted from the prairie and spring seems to be here. Baseball spring training is in full swing (no pun intended) and the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament begins.