Found 2493 articles matching Blog Entry category.
  • Jul 31 2014
  • 31 Jul 2014

Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1)

Three years ago, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage decided to part with his now-infamous CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman printed […]

  • Jul 30 2014
  • 30 Jul 2014

Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams

In news that will have fans of Middle Earth all a-twitter from Mordor to the Shire, two of the most powerful and magical weapons feature […]

  • Jul 22 2014
  • 22 Jul 2014

The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’

The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s part of what brings readers […]

  • Jul 21 2014
  • 21 Jul 2014

Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points

Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus points, credit card rewards points or […]

  • Jul 20 2014
  • 20 Jul 2014

Chinese Export Silver Items Star in Recent Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Sale

NEWBURY, England – Auction houses are ideal platforms for judging buying trends which, by default, would also include prevailing values. In a recent sale at […]

  • Jul 15 2014
  • 15 Jul 2014

Babe Ruth’s First Major League Contract with Earns a Cool Million at Centennial Auction

The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction concluded its first session this past weekend and Ruthian collectors made their mark, spending $3.6 million for the first […]

  • Jul 7 2014
  • 7 Jul 2014

Auction of Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman III’ Costume Could Soar to Incredible Heights

Back in 1972, folk singer Jim Croce warned us not to “pull on Superman’s cape”—he went on to mention something about not spitting into the […]

  • Jul 1 2014
  • 1 Jul 2014

My First eBay Sale Reunites ’70s Aloha Shirt with the Man who made it

Sometimes, in my capacity as a writer, I stumble across little bits of information that make for a great story. The trick is to recognize […]

  • Jun 28 2014
  • 28 Jun 2014

Auction Buyer Beware: Ivory Hazardous to Your Financial Health

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently released a 40-page report titled “Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions […]

  • Jun 28 2014
  • 28 Jun 2014

The Influence of the Triads on the Decorative Arts in China

Incongruous as it may seem, the tumultuous changes in the social order in China and Hong Kong in the early 20th century would probably not […]