• 23
    Mar

Heritage Comic Book Auction has Worthologist Reconsidering Fiscal Responsibilities

I receive a weekly newsletter from the Heritage Auction Galleries that is usually full of amazing comics and comic memorabilia that are so far out of my price range it makes me want to cry. Not to long ago I was staring at some early original Conan pages longing for a job that would pay […]

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  • 23
    Mar

Antique Art Furniture: The Aesthetic Movement

Furniture is sometimes described as being “functional art.” The functioning part is generally obvious. The table has to stand up straight, the drawers have to open and close and the bed has to keep you up at night. But the art part? Since the definition of what is actually art is so open to interpretation, […]

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  • 23
    Mar

Collectible Book Terminology Part 6 – Recognizing First Editions

Vintage books offered for sale by individuals are very often misidentified as first editions. In fact, online auction sites are full of old books that are casually and incorrectly represented as firsts. Some publishers clearly state “First Printing” or “First Edition” on their books’ title pages, which make identification easy. But most first editions are […]

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  • 23
    Mar

Mystery of ‘Chandler’ Paintings Solved with a Little Detective Work

Over the years, I have come across a great many pastels but never put two and two together regarding the artists. The reasons are many: One, because most were done by amateurs for whom little biographical information exists; and two, most sell for rather modest amounts. After recently coming across several signed by the same […]

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  • 23
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 23, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project and Recap: On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard […]

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  • 22
    Mar

Auction Report: Bonhams European Furniture and Decorative Arts

A connoisseur’s auction, bar none, Bonhams and Butterfields presents an extraordinary collection of more than 1,500 hundred lots in this, not to be missed, Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction on March 30. The highlights of the sale include: Lot 1196, a Louis XVI-style bronze mounted amboynas-and-mahogany vitrine stamped with the maker’s mark, Henry […]

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  • 22
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 22, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project and Recap: On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard […]

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  • 21
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 21, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project and Recap: On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard […]

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  • 20
    Mar

Lakeside Merry-Go-Round Features Folk-Art Carvings

Adjacent to Lake Rhode in Lakeside, Colo., gleams the Tower of Jewels, a 150-foot-tall wooden tower built in 1907 originally fitted with 5,000 lights. It is the centerpiece for the Lakeside Amusement Park, a family fun place that opened in 1908 and is still going strong more than 100 years later. Today, the Lakeside Amusement […]

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  • 20
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 20, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project and Recap: On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard […]

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