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Auction of Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman III’ Costume Could Soar to Incredible Heights (7/7/14)
The costume worn by Christopher Reeve during the production of 1983 “Superman III” film will be put up for auction on July 12 by SceenUsed Movie Props and Wardrobe.Back in 1972, folk singer Jim Croce warned us not to “pull on Superman’s cape”—he went on to mention something … More >>


My First eBay Sale Reunites ’70s Aloha Shirt with the Man who made it (7/1/14)
When I bought this aloha shirt at a thrift store, it was with the intention of selling it on eBay. I never expected to reunite it with the man who designed and made it.Sometimes, in my capacity as a writer, I stumble across little bits of information that make for a great story. … More >>


The Influence of the Triads on the Decorative Arts in China (6/28/14)
The very concept of Triads having any influence on the decorative arts would appear incongruous to most people; it is nevertheless a reality that had considerable momentum in the late 19th century and early 20th century.Incongruous as it may seem, the tumultuous changes in the social order in China and Hong Kong in the early … More >>


Looking to Sell Your Hollywood Collectibles? Then we’ve got an Auction for You (6/27/14)
A Dorothy “test” dress and pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz” is expected to lead the Bonhams/TCM “No Place Like Hollywood” auction, scheduled for November, with a presale estimate of $200,000 to 300,000. (Photo: Bonhams)Last year’s Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies’ “What Dreams are Made of”auction drew more than 700 bidders who bought a … More >>


Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice (6/25/14)
If you are not a circus memorabilia enthusiast, you probably donUnless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector … More >>


The Postcard Time Machine: Using Postcards Creatively (6/24/14)
Pick out some postcards that touch on the interests of each family member, such as fishing, a love of clowns or television shows. Decide how you want to lay them out in a pleasing manner, taking into account color, subject and balance.“Gee, these old postcards are cool—but I’m not really a collector,” say several of my friends. Some tell me that … More >>


Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing? (6/20/14)
Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Brother Arnold on Shaker Furniture and History (6/16/14)
An example of a Shaker chair.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, we are honored to host one of the three surviving Shakers, Brother … More >>


Prospecting and the Evolution of Rookie Card Collecting (6/10/14)
A rookie card used to be easy to identify. This 1952 Topps card is Mickey MantleCollecting baseball cards of your favorite rookie players has changed drastically over the last several years. Today, a player’s first … More >>


Jacqueline Kennedy Letters Pulled from Auction Raises Questions of Ethics, History (6/9/14)
Photographs and transcripts of these letters, written by Jacqueline Kennedy from 1950 to 1964, appeared in The Boston Globe on May 13, 2014. (Photo: SheppardWhen published lots are abruptly taken off the auction block, there is usually controversy involved. That is certainly true of … More >>


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