• 28
    May

This Week in Geek 5/28/09

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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  • 28
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 28, 1943

Friday, May 28, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa Today was a busy one although all my efforts were in vain. I sure hope that no other outfit is sent overseas minus their equipment as it is nearly impossible to pick any up here. Of course they tell us that we will be able to pick it […]

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  • 27
    May

Auction Report: Living Estate of Alabama Collector Up for Bid

The living estate of Katherine Creamer—a dedicated and discerning antiques collector from Mobile, Ala., whose stately mansion was built specially to contain her vast collections—will be sold on Saturday, June 13, in Aberdeen, Miss., starting at 10 a.m., by Stevens Auction Gallery. The Mobile mansion, as well as a beach house owned by Mrs. Creamer, […]

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  • 27
    May

Great Finds: Walking into a Hidden Time Capsule

For many years I hosted the popular radio show, “Antique Talk,” that was syndicated throughout the U.S. and sponsored by the UAW out of Detroit. The three-hour live show originated as “Trash or Treasure” and was then hosted by its creator, genius and author of the informative book “Trash or Treasure,” Dr Tony Hyman. I […]

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  • 27
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 27, 1943

[voxant 3707357] Thursday, May 27, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa So little happened today that I find it difficult to fill in this space. That was one thing I was sure would never happen once I went overseas. I wish our equipment would come on over so we could get set up and pull out for […]

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  • 26
    May

Rinker on Antiques: What Do Our Customers Want?

On May 12, I attended Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas Entrepreneur lecture entitled “Succeeding as an Entrepreneur in Today’s Challenging Economic Environment.” Douglas K. Mellinger, vice chairman and founder of Foundation Source, presented the lecture. He was preaching to the choir, at least the one in which I sing. Point after point, I thought: “I […]

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  • 26
    May

Dirty Old Furniture Finish: Is It Seattle ‘Grunge’ or Is It Patina?

A few years ago I had an elderly lady walk into my antique furniture restoration shop with an unusual request. In a slightly embarrassed manner she told me that she knew this was a professional shop and this was how I made my living, but just this once would I sell her just a little […]

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  • 26
    May

You Too Can Be a Circus Owner

Owning your own circus is just a dream for most folks, but for a few it is a reality. I’m not talking about a real circus, but one in miniature. Circus model builders love the circus and have their own organization, Circus Model Builders. The organization dates back to the 1930s. Little Circus Wagon, the […]

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  • 26
    May

Weekly News Roundup: May 25-May 29, 2009

From Auction Central News: Wright’s June 2 sale goes ‘back to the Futuro’ with Suuronen house Did you always want to be the first on your block to live in a flying saucer? Now’s your chance. A Futuro house by architect Matti Suuronen is on the auction block in June. The house’s design, which really […]

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  • 26
    May

Military Eras: Vietnam War Collectibles on the Rise

Over the last 15 years, Vietnam militaria has become an increasingly popular collectible, with strong collector communities in unlikely places, such as Poland, France, Japan, Australia and Italy. There are still bargains to be had because many sellers are not aware that this era of militaria is steadily rising in price and collectability. Some popular […]

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