• 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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  • 31
    Jan

Collecting the Quarterbacks of Super Bowl XLVIII: Peyton Manning

While any number of players on Championship teams can be collectible depending on the outcome of the game and their individual performances, quarterbacks will always be the most collectible, even from the losing team. This year’s NFL Super Bowl presents collectors the opportunity to collect players from the opposite end of the experience spectrum in […]

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  • 30
    Jan

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a delightful call from WorthPoint’s Christina Kapusta, who was organizing my flight and accommodations. The dilemma was the weather and whether I should go to the Chicago show. The polar vortex […]

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  • 29
    Jan

Heroquest Kickstarter Controversy Highlights Dungeoncrawl Games’ Collector Value

There’s been a lot of controversy in the hobby gaming and game collecting world recently due to a Spanish publisher, Gamezone, announcing a quite possibly illegal Kickstarter campaign for a 25th-anniversary edition of Heroquest without any arrangements or agreements made with the game’s original publisher or designers. As soon as the Kickstarter campaign was opened, […]

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  • 29
    Jan

Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Early Junk’ Chair, Dale Earnhardt Die-Cast Car

QUESTION: Between 40 and 50 years ago, when my mother was collecting “early junk,” she purchased a rush-seat arm chair that has arms, legs and spindles featuring twisted rope-like turnings. It looks as though the chair was made in the late 19th or early 20th century and manufactured. Can you identify the style and period […]

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  • 29
    Jan

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 01/29/2014

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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  • 28
    Jan

The Longest Tea Party the World’s Ever Seen! Part 2

中國出口銀器: 有史以來最長的茶具 之二 We continue the story of the inextricable link between the China Tea Trade and Chinese Export Silver—which began last week with this article—with two images that are rather at odds with each other. The picture above paints a rather serene and idealistic vision of tea being brought to a junk boat that […]

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  • 27
    Jan

Collectibles of the XXII Sochi Winter Olympics

The upcoming Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to begin on February 7, provides collectors with a host of collectible opportunities, some of which are available now. The host city of Sochi, Russia, situated on the coast of the Black Sea, also offers a wealth of collectibles accessible by attendees, athletes and their families. You can get […]

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  • 27
    Jan

J. & J. W. Meeks Rosewood Rococo Marble Turtle-Top Parlor Table Makes $33,350

ABERDEEN, Miss. – A gorgeous rosewood rococo marble turtle-top parlor center table with cluster carved finial, attributed to the renowned American furniture maker J. & J.W. Meeks, sold for $33,350 at a multi-estate auction held Jan. 17-18 by Stevens Auction Company. The table was the top lot of the sale. The auction featured more than […]

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