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The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’ (7/22/14)
All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s … More >>


Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points (7/21/14)
Chinese collector Liu Qiquan paid for $36-million to collect a rare Chinese “Chicken Cup” at Sotheby’s Hong Kong by putting it on his American Express Centurion Card, netting 422 million rewards points in the process.Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus points, … More >>


Chinese Export Silver Items Star in Recent Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Sale (7/20/14)
The surprise leader of the Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale was this late 19th century Straits Chinese silver octagonal bowl and cover, intricately decorated with an engraved foliate motif and alternating side panels of a shrew amidst fruiting vines, a bird amidst bamboo, a dragon amidst floating clouds and a flowering shrub, all set between finely executed meander borders. The bowl romped home at $11,130.NEWBURY, England – Auction houses are ideal platforms for judging buying trends which, by default, would also include prevailing values. … More >>


Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: A Randolph Street Market Round-Robin Conversation (7/16/14)
Shopping at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I host my annual round-robin conversation at the festive Randolph Street Market in … More >>


Babe Ruth’s First Major League Contract with Earns a Cool Million at Centennial Auction (7/15/14)
The first round of the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction took place on July 12, exactly 100 years to the day Ruth played in his first Major League Baseball game.The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction concluded its first session this past weekend and Ruthian collectors made their mark, spending … More >>


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 >>


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