• 5
    Feb

The Game’s Afoot: Searching out Sherlock Holmes Books in Every Language

When I heard about a Sherlock Holmes book collector who had amassed more than 11,000 foreign-language editions, I knew I had to learn more. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels and 56 short stories about the famous fictional detective and his iconic assistant, Dr. Watson, from 1887 to 1927. Originally published in England, they […]

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  • 1
    Feb

Cobalt Blue Bottles: Who Are You Calling ‘Old?’

The most popular color collected by antique bottle collectors is cobalt blue. Maybe not so much for advanced collectors, but for the average person starting off and for home decorators wanting authentic vintage window accents, cobalt blue is the vivid color that leaps out at you and demands the eye’s attention. As people chat casually […]

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  • 31
    Jan

A Furniture Inventory: How Many Chairs Do You Have in Your Home?

Many years ago when my daughter was in elementary school, her teacher gave the class an assignment count the pieces of furniture at home. The idea was to get the children involved with the home and to be aware of what was in it. My daughter dutifully complied, carefully listing the number of chairs, tables […]

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  • 30
    Jan

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/30/2013

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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  • 25
    Jan

Rinker on Collectibles: ‘Does It Matter If It’s Not Real?’

When I travel, I rely on USA Today for the latest news. When I picked up a copy of the USA Today Weekend, Jan. 25-27, edition this morning, I was immediately drawn to a front page headline reading “Celeb Liars, Fakers: Does it Matter If It’s Real.” Ann Oldenburg authored the article. As the youngster […]

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  • 25
    Jan

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Dan Meader on the JFK Items Up for Auction

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis visits John McInnis’ Auction Gallery in Amesbury, Mass. and talks with Dan Meader about the important John F. Kennedy memorabilia that belonged to David F. Powers, JFK’s White House special assistant and longtime confidant. Check out the upcoming Presidential Auction items here. Listen […]

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  • 24
    Jan

Super Bowl XLVII Match-Up Set: Collecting the San Francisco 49ers

In a recent article we talked about collecting Super Bowl memorabilia that commemorates the actual event itself. However, now that the teams to face-off in the big game have been determined, let’s examine some of the available collectibles from the San Francisco 49ers and their star players. The San Francisco 49ers are making their sixth […]

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  • 24
    Jan

Super Bowl XLVII Match-Up Set: Collecting the Baltimore Ravens

In a recent article we talked about collecting Super Bowl memorabilia that commemorates the actual event itself. However, now that the teams to face off in the big game have been determined, let’s examine some of the available collectibles from the Baltimore Ravens and their star players. Since relocating the franchise from Cleveland in 1996, […]

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  • 23
    Jan

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/23/2013

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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  • 23
    Jan

Ask a Worthologist: The Mystery of the Hungarian-Italian Vase

Ben N. claims to know nothing about antiques; he just buys what he likes and, to date, he’s done very well when he’s researched what he’s brought home. His latest piece is one he found in a church fundraiser for $100. Ben contacted us via WorthPoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service to inquire about this piece, […]

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