• 15
    Oct

The Evolution of the Elvis Movie Poster, U.K. Style

[caption id="attachment_2516124" align="aligncenter" width="614"] “Love Me Tender” (1956). The King announces his big-screen arrival with this simple but powerful poster design. (Photo: chantrellposter.com)[/caption] Elvis Presley was a movie star as well as a singer, starring in 33 big-screen productions. These films were not only hits in America but were widely appreciated overseas and probably no more so than...

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  • 15
    Oct

Ask a Worthologist: Lladró Ballet Dancers Figurine

[caption id="attachment_251613" align="alignright" width="196"] WorthPoint member Denise J. purchased a Lladró figurine from a bankruptcy sale of a jewelry store. When she couldn’t find it in a current catalog, she engaged Worthpoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service to find out if it is a discontinued item and, therefore, worth more. Worthologist Mike Wilcox was given the assignment and he...

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  • 12
    Oct

Postcard Time Machine: All the Single Ladies

[caption id="attachment_2516069" align="alignleft" width="212"] This glamorous single woman is far more upset about losing her best friend than her boyfriend. Seen in dealer boxes for $1 to $3, it’s a far cry, indeed, from the "old maid" postcards of the past.[/caption] These days most young women know that they can get an education and launch a fulfilling career...

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  • 11
    Oct

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – A Look at Golden-Age Pre-Code Horror

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 and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are...

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  • 10
    Oct

The Collector’s Minute: Telling Victorian Cranberry Glass vs. 20th-Century Versions

[caption id="attachment_2516012" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cranberry glass made by Pilgrim Glass in the 1980s can be challenging to differentiate from original 19-century Victorian pieces.[/caption] The origin of "cranberry glass" is thought to go all the way back to the late Roman Empire and was rediscovered by Italian glassmakers during the 17th century. The secret of the ruby coloration involved...

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  • 10
    Oct

Memorabilia Cards: A Bit of Sports History for the Little Guy

[caption id="attachment_2516032" align="aligncenter" width="270"] A Derek Jeter game-used bat barrel signature card.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2516022" align="aligncenter" width="270"] A 1997-98 Upper Deck Michael Jordan game-used and autographed jersey card, numbered to 23.[/caption] If you haven’t opened a pack of baseball cards, or other sports cards for that matter, in several years, you may not recognize or understand what some of...

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  • 9
    Oct

1792 U. S. Federal Bond Issued to and Signed by George Washington to Headline Sale

[caption id="attachment_2515981" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This important 1792 U.S. Federal bond, issued and signed by George Washington, will be sold on Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions. Stocks and bonds of any type issued to and signed by Washington are extremely rare. The one being sold is one of just three similar bonds known.[/caption] FORT LEE, N.J....

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  • 9
    Oct

Battle of Gettysburg Cannon, Drum Part of On-Site Dancy-Polk House Inn Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515985" align="aligncenter" width="289"] This six-pound cannon used by Union soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, with letters of documentation, plus other Civil War items, will be sold alongside antiques from the historic Dancy-Polk House Inn in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 12.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515986" align="aligncenter" width="295"] This Civil War drum was used in...

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  • 9
    Oct

Rare ’40s Beacon Ethyl Gasoline Sign Could Rev Bids up to $60,000 in Petrolina Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515992" align="alignleft" width="181"] This rare early ’40s Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain die-cut sign with lighthouse-shaped design, rated 9, is expected to bring between $40,000 and $60,000 at the Fall Peotone Petroliana & Automobilia Auction slated for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, by Matthews Auctions, LLC.[/caption] PEOTONE, Ill. – A rare Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain sign...

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  • 9
    Oct

Archives International Auctions offers U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes & Scripophily

[caption id="attachment_2516002" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This Wells Fargo Mining Company (Nevada) 1880 stock certificate, with speeding stage coach vignette, will find a new home following two-day, two-session auction slated for Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions.[/caption] FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,400 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of...

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