• 24 Aug
    2013

Traditional Furniture Dimensions: Will It Fit in Today’s Life?

Assume for a minute that you have found an interesting piece of older or antique furniture that looks like it might do quite nicely in the new family room, den, bedroom or study. It appears to be a style you believe you’ve correctly identified and can get comfortable with. The finish is in pretty good […]

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  • 23 Aug
    2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch: Infinity Series Reintroduces Thanos

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 courtesyof ICV2.com. Listsof new […]

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  • 23 Aug
    2013

Retro-Themed Sports Cards Make the New Old Again

In this modern era of baseball-card collecting, there are a wide array of brands and products from which collectors can choose. For collectors returning to the hobby after a several year hiatus, or for those of any age just getting started, the marketplace for new products can be a bit overwhelming. From simple products like […]

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  • 22 Aug
    2013

Beanies, Dolls and Plates: The ‘Valueless Collectibles’

We all know that the Beanie Baby craze was a wild ride for a couple of years. People were actually acquiring these plush little darlings in the hope of building a nice retirement nest egg. I know a few people who really saw the Beanie Babies as the answer to their financial troubles. I have […]

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  • 21 Aug
    2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/21/2013

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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  • 20 Aug
    2013

Dr. Robert Pierce Harris, Circus Physician to The Greatest Show on Earth

In the circus, much of the glory went to the performers, especially to the star performers. Their images were plastered on posters and in other advertising because everyone recognized them. They received all the applause. But behind the scenes were the people who kept the circus running. The unsung crew raised the tents and took […]

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  • 16 Aug
    2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Martin Kemp and the newly Discovered Da Vinci Work

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis talks with Martin Kemp, who discusses where science meets art to uncover the “La Bella Principessa,” a Leonardo Da Vinci work that was nearly unattributed and lost through time. Listen in to hear how a $21,000 German 19th-century portrait can turn into a work by the […]

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  • 16 Aug
    2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Lithograph Motor Race Game, Mechanical Whale Toy

QUESTION: I have a Motor Race Game, a 16-inch-square lithograph tin game board and the six cars. It is in very good condition. My wife and I play the game, careful not to scratch the surface. What is it worth? – AA, via e-mail ANSWER: Wolverine introduced its Motor Race game in the mid-1920s. The […]

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  • 16 Aug
    2013

A Coin Collector’s Question: Is it Time to Flock to U.S. Silver Eagles?

In the early 1980s, a multitude of investors and collectors were keen on acquiring silver in coin or bar format for investment and speculation. The metals market was a huge business and millions of dollars were spent annually to purchase silver, especially foreign silver. At the same time, the U.S. government—which had gone off the […]

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  • 16 Aug
    2013

Game-Used Bats: The Eras and Values for Collectors

In the first part of our series on collecting game-used bats, we examined issues relating to authentication. This included establishing provenance and identifying game-used characteristics. In this, part two, we’ll take a look at the values of game-used bats, examine some legendary lumber and provide resources for liquidating or acquiring pieces for your collection. When […]

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