• 27
    Feb

WorthPoint Founder and CEO Will Seippel Talks Turkey (Calls) on eBay Radio

Will Seippel, the founder and CEO of WorthPoint, spoke with Lee Mirabal and Jim “Griff” Griffith on eBay Radio’s Top Rate Seller Hour on Feb. 26, discussing, among other things, a carved turkey call that he found and later sold for several thousand dollars, as well as why he started WorthPoint. Listen Here: EBay Radio […]

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  • 24
    Feb

Before the Radio Flyer, the was the Studebaker Junior Wagon

From the Worthologist Archives comes a relatively rare estate find: a Studebaker Junior Wagon. Vintage car enthusiasts are likely familiar with Studebaker automobiles; they were manufactured form 1902 to1966. Studebaker began as a blacksmith shop in Indiana in 1852, and when the Civil War broke out the Studebaker brothers became a major vendor of supply […]

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  • 20
    Feb

Largest Celebration of the Circus—the Worldwide Circus Summit—to be held this Summer

It will be the largest celebration of Circus ever. Circus enthusiasts from around the world will gather in West Springfield, Mass., to attend the very first Worldwide Circus Summit. Planning for this extraordinary event began more than two years ago and it will reach fruition at the Big E Fairgrounds on July 14 through 18, […]

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  • 18
    Feb

Levi Bettweiser and the Rescued Film Project on the Antiques Auction Forum Podcast

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, I talk with Levi Bettweiser about the Rescued Film Project and found film in the form of undeveloped rolls of film from locations all over the world, which are then developed and scanned to a digital archive. Listen here: For more about the Rescued Film Project, […]

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  • 17
    Feb

Working Manuscript to Don McLean’s Oft-Debated ‘American Pie’ Lyrics up for Auction

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie; took my lyrics to the auction hoping someone would buy. On April 7, 2015, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee Don McLean will say “bye-bye” to the working manuscript and typed notes for his iconic 1971 hit “American Pie.” The 16 pages comprised of 237 lines of manuscript and 26 lines […]

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  • 16
    Feb

Comics Speculator: The End of DC Comics’ ‘New 52’

Recently, DC made a major announcement; one that shook DC collectors—old and new—to their very core. The New 52, DC’s relaunch of its entire line that took place a little more than three years ago, is coming to an end. According to the press release DC will be canceling 14 ongoing series in March, and […]

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  • 14
    Feb

A Barn-Found Car with a Historic Lineage: The ‘Mussolini’s Mistress’ Alfa Romeo

It seems that nearly every week, someone finds a classic car in a barn, garage or some other out-of-sight place. Recent finds include a rare Ferrari discovered under a pile of magazines in a barn in France, a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S left in an underground parking garage for three decades, and 60 classic cars […]

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  • 13
    Feb

The Postcard Time Machine: Vintage Valentine Postcards have Heart

The first mailed valentine was postmarked in 1806 in England. By the end of the 1800s, fancy valentines adorned with lace, ribbons, hearts and Cupids were all the rage. Mass-produced greeting cards, then postcards, followed. And, as they say, the rest is history. Before we get to postcard valentines, let’s review the history of the […]

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  • 12
    Feb

WorthPoint’s Worthopedia Grows by 5 Percent, adds 11 Million New Pieces of Sales Data

WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has announced that it has just added more than 11 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 240 million. The new sales data—11,122,354 individual sales records […]

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  • 12
    Feb

Personal Property Appraisal Professionals to Head to Philadelphia for Annual ISA Conference

CHICAGO – Hundreds of personal property appraisers from across the United States and Canada will meet in Philadelphia for the International Society of Appraisers’ annual conference—Assets 2015—on March 20-23. Taking place at the newly restored Radisson Blu–Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, the 2015 conference will feature a broad range of distinguished antiques and fine art speakers, special […]

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