• 15
    Jun

Red Baron Auction Offers Treasures Gathered from Around the Globe

ATLANTA – They are the things of comic books and Saturday afternoon adventure movies and you can buy them now: A car that looks like a rocket ship; a boat that can fly like a helicopter; an Egyptian mummy and shrunken heads. These and more than 2,500 other rare and amazing treasures will cross the […]

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  • 15
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: June 15-June 19, 2009

Headlining art, antiques and collectibles news is a 1936 sports car designed by an eccentric billionaire, smooching in Times Square and a movie satirizing the art world. From The Associated Press via Auction Central News: Howard Hughes’ hot rod Lincoln hits $1 million at auction Howard Hughes, they just don’t make ’em like him anymore. […]

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  • 15
    Jun

E. Howard & Co. #61 Astronomical Clock Leads Fontaine Auctions

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare and fine E. Howard & Co. #61 astronomical floor standing regulator clock sold for $161,000 at a sale of vintage clocks and watches held by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. It was the third such E. Howard #61 sold within a year by Fontaine’s. The other two sold for $195,500 in June […]

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  • 15
    Jun

Collecting Boy Scout Patches and Insignia 101

Many of us collect things that connect us to happy times in our childhood. Collecting Boy Scout patches and insignia is one hobby that, for many of us, fits that category. Scouting has made a difference in the lives of many people, and I am one of those people. An added benefit of this hobby, […]

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  • 15
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 15, 1943

[voxant 3721458] Tuesday, June 15, 1943 Tabarka, Tunisia, North Africa Tonight we are in Tabarka of Tunisia. It’s nearly the time for the full moon so the night is beautiful. I’m am (sic) writing this by the lights of a truck and it is fresh & cool. We are parked on the beach over looking […]

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  • 14
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 14, 1943

Monday, June 14, 1943 Algiers, North Africa We are definately (sic) under British control. Every control point has, what they call their “pointers” who check your convoy and direct you further on your way. They are all very polite chaps and go out of their way to help you along. The more I see of […]

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  • 13
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 13, 1943

Sunday, June 13, 1943 Algiers, North Africa Today has been obviously Sunday. In every village and town we passed through the people were all dressed up in their best and walking out along the country roads. The population has shown a decided increase in whites and they are a pronounced French. These people through this […]

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  • 12
    Jun

Reference Books for the Scrimshaw Collector

In life, you can learn from your own mistakes & successes, or learn from the mistakes & successes of others. Collectors fall into this same dilemma, but the smart collector learns from his more successful peers. Eventually, these successful collectors are considered experts in their field, and many of them write & illustrate books. Scrimshaw […]

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  • 12
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 12, 1943

Saturday, June 12, 1943 Algiers, North Africa Today I came to the definate (sic) conclusion that there can hardly be any more beautiful place in the world then some of these spots in N. Africa. This morning we climbed out of the town of ____________ high into the mountains. From the time we got halfway […]

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  • 11
    Jun

This Week in Geek 6/11/09

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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