• 10
    Aug

Expert Appraisers Miss ‘Great Find’ Hiding in Plain Sight

Just as the everyday collector hopes to come across a Great Find—an item bypassed by many, purchased for a pittance and worth thousands—experts can miss a valuable item staring them in the face. Will Seippel, the founder, CEO and president of WorthPoint, recently had such an experience. Will wanted to attend a private estate sale […]

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  • 10
    Aug

Auction Report: Hot Deals Realized at Sizzling Mississippi Mansion Sale

MACON, Miss. – A beautiful four-piece parlor suite by the 19th-century New York furniture maker John Henry Belter, in the Rosalie with Grapes pattern, sold for $11,550 at an on-site auction at Belle Oaks, one of the most prominent old antebellum homes in Mississippi. All the contents of the grand old mansion were sold on […]

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  • 10
    Aug

Landmark St. Joseph Restaurant’s Building, Memorabilia & Equipment to go on the Block

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Judy’s D&G Restaurant—a landmark St. Joseph dining facility that had operated continuously from its opening during World War II until its recent closing—will be the object of a three-category, two-firm on-site auction slated for Aug. 20 and 22. The building and all of the equipment will be sold Aug. 20. Two […]

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  • 10
    Aug

Auction Report: President Garfield Ambrotypes & Daguerreotypes Top Sale

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – An historic archive comprising nine ambrotype and daguerreotype images of James A. Garfield—taken in the 1850s and the first known images of the slain president—sold for $21,470 at a massive weekend sale in which some 1,200 lots in a broad array of categories changed hands, with military items doing especially well. The […]

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  • 10
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 10, 1943

Tuesday, Aug 10, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa The wind has been trying to blow us off the map all day. Dust was lying a quarter of an inch deep on my desk and everything else as well. This country is beginning more and more to remind me of the days we spent at Fort […]

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  • 9
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 9, 1943

Monday, Aug. 9, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning a bulletin on the Sicilian campaign came in and said the German Front has shrunk to 40 miles and was dissolving fast. It also stated that any evidence of evacuations was being watched closely and that it would be practically impossible to evacuate. The enemy […]

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  • 8
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 8, 1943

Sunday, Aug. 8, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa The captain left around nine o’clock so we had a peaceful day. The boys cleaned up their tools and put their shops in order for the coming week then went their own way. Most of them spent the day in bull sessions, writing letters or wandering around […]

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  • 7
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 7, 1943

Saturday, Aug. 7, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today marks the end of the fourth week of the invasion. My original guess of six weeks may still be good because opposition now is pretty terrible. They have the Nazi forces pinned up in the north east corner and all hell is letting loose. The Nazis […]

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  • 6
    Aug

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 6, 1943

Friday, Aug. 6, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Well last night while I was sleeping there was quite a bit of excitement around here. An officer and a negro enlisted man were shot to death. Here is the story as I got it. Two brand new shavetails* had charge of a ____ of Arabs. A […]

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  • 5
    Aug

This Week in Geek 8/05/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week’s 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 […]

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