• 6
    May

Mother’s Day, Moms and Tattoos: An American Tradition

As Mother’s Day approaches, and sons and daughters are considering what to get Mom as a gift, many will decide that the perfect gift for the woman who gave them life is to commemorate their love with a “mom” tattoo. Phil Colvin, the owner of Memorial Tattoo in Atlanta, has been a tattoo artist for […]

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  • 1
    May

Auction Roundup: Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Manuscript could Realize $2 Million

Touting it as the “most significant popular music manuscript ever to appear at auction,” Sotheby’s announced on Thursday that Bob Dylan’s original working manuscript for his iconic 1965 song, “Like a Rolling Stone,” will be auctioned on June 24 and is expected to realize an estimated $1 to $2 million. The four sheets of paper […]

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  • 1
    May

28-Carat Kashmir Sapphire sets Price-Per-Carat Record at Sotheby’s Auction

NEW YORK – An exceptional, Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring sold for $5,093,000 on April 29 at Sotheby’s, setting a new world auction record price per carat for any sapphire. The square, emerald-cut sapphire weighs 28.18 carats and is one of the finest sapphires ever to appear at auction, described by the American Gemological Laboratories […]

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  • 1
    May

Great Finds: Rare Babe Ruth Poster Found in Wall of Demolished House

If you have an old house in Minnesota, start tearing down those walls… they seem to have very valuable items used as insulation up there. The word has come down from St. Paul that a rare poster of Babe Ruth was found during the demolition of an old house there. The 88-year-old poster is up […]

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  • 30
    Apr

Never Pay Retail Again: 10 Tips to become a Savvy Estate Sale Shopper

Looking for something rare, collectible and maybe one of kind? Visit a local estate sale. According to EstateSales.net, there were an estimated 50,000 estate sales nationwide last year listed on its site alone. Estate sales often have rare and unusual items for sale, as well as everyday household items. Antiques, collectibles, art, furniture, cars and […]

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  • 30
    Apr

Great Finds: A Doorstop in England turns out to be Carved Chinese Pot Worth £150K

Quick, go check your doorstops. A woman in Hertfordshire, England, is happy she decided to see what that old, carved-wood Chinese pot was worth. You know, the one she has been using to prop open a door in her cottage for the last 40 years? See, she needed to buy a new car and was […]

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  • 28
    Apr

Former NFL Head Coach Jerry Glanville to Offer Football, Racing Collectibles in Living Estate Sale

ATLANTA – Jerry Glanville, the former head NFL coach and NASCAR owner and driver, will be holding a living estate sale on May 15-17 at his lake house in Dawsonville, Ga., offering a trove of his personal collection of game balls, bowl watches and rings, photos, trophies, tickets, awards and two muscle cars from his […]

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  • 22
    Apr

The Zen of Collecting: 8 Tips for Building a Better Collection

“Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is the watchword of collecting and one reason WorthPoint is such a valuable resource: With a few keystrokes you can research a specific collectible and find out what similar items—even the very same one you’re considering purchasing—sold for in the past. It’s the ideal way […]

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  • 22
    Apr

‘Thrift Hunters’ Star to Speak to Congress about Internet Sales Tax Issues

Jason T. Smith began his little store on eBay with hopes that he could eventually earn enough money selling things he found at thrift shops to take his wife out to dinners and cover his expenses. Now, Smith—one-half of the Thrifting with the Boys duo and co-star, with Bryan Goodman, of Spike TV’s hit “Thrift […]

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  • 21
    Apr

An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla

I remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate the shopping season, but this one was different. Every Christmas morning my family would have breakfast at my Uncle Ken and Aunt Sally’s house and then it was time to tear into presents. I can’t […]

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