• 5
    Feb

Baby Boomers Tuned In and Tuned Out with Transistor Radios

A recent family reunion found me sitting at my sister’s dining table with siblings and their families, sharing stories and looking through old photos. The older adults were actively conversing, and the younger adults were in their own world, each texting away on their smartphones. As the photos made their way around the table, a […]

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  • 5
    Feb

Bring the Exciting Winter Olympic Sport of Curling to Your Gaming Table!

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are just about to start. Between concerns over terrorism, confusion over choosing a site in a rather mild climate, allegations of high-level corruption and Russia President Vladimir Putin’s questionable political motives, it is sure to be an event to watch. And that’s without considering the exciting sporting events that […]

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  • 5
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/05/2014

The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are courtesy of ICV2.com. Lists […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Awesome Toys of the ’80s: First Generation Jetfire

Several years ago, I walked into one of Atlanta’s most awesome stores—the Book Nook, a veritable treasure trove of used books, comics, movies, music and whatever else they cram on to the overflowing shelves. This was back in the old days, when the store was in its old Clairmont Road location, so this puts it […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Red Wing Collectors to Descend upon Des Moines for MidWinter GetTogether

RED WING, Minn. – Lovers of Red Wing stoneware and pottery will hunt for that next great treasure when they attend the Red Wing Collectors Society’s annual MidWinter GetTogether in Des Moines from Feb. 7-9. The RWCS is devoted to those who collect a diverse line of crocks, jugs, churns, dinnerware and art pottery manufactured […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Original 1966 Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Drawn by Charles Schulz Realizes $26,450

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An original Peanuts daily comic strip—drawn by the late iconic illustrator Charles Schulz and dated Oct. 21, 1966—sold for $26,450 at the first auction of the New Year held by Philip Weiss Auctions. The strip showed Linus, Peppermint Patty and Snoopy (in goggles), with a baseball reference. The Peanuts strip was the […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Something for Everyone in 1,600-Lot Event at Louis J. Dianni’s Palm Beach Auction

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Around 1,600 quality lots in a wide range of collecting categories will be sold at the fifth annual Palm Beach Auction slated for Feb. 15-17 by Louis J. Dianni, LLC. The three-day event will be held at the Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, located at 150 Australian Avenue in West […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Crescent City Auction Gallery Offers French Quarter and Mardi Gras Collectibles

NEW ORLEANS – Merchandise from a prominent French Quarter collector, items from other important local estates and Part 3 of the John Scheffler Mardi Gras Collection are just part of what will come up for bid at a massive, two-day auction event planned for Feb. 15-16 by Crescent City Auction Gallery. In all, more than […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Archive Documenting Pop Singer Madonna & Friends’ Early Days in NYC to Cross Block

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – In the 1980s, New York’s gritty Lower East Side was a hotbed of aspiring artists and entertainers with the common goal of achieving fame and success. Two of the kindred spirits drawn to each other within the fast-paced microcosm of music, art and youthful freedom were British-born artist, dancer and model […]

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  • 31
    Jan

Collecting the Quarterbacks of Super Bowl XLVIII: Russell Wilson

In part one of our discussion on collecting the quarterbacks of Super Bowl XLVIII, we took a look at the wily veteran, Peyton Manning. It seems only fitting that this year’s Super Bowl paired the best in the league’s veteran and a representative of the new breed as the NFL is clearly experience a changing […]

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