• 7
    Aug

Need Something to Cuddle? One Woman’s Collection of 1,100 Teddy Bears up for Auction

WOODSTOCK VALLEY, Conn. – One woman’s collection of more than 1,100 toy bears—with more than 200 of them antique examples by early makers such as Steiff and Merrythought—will be sold at a public auction on Friday, Sept. 19th, by Norman C. Heckler & Company. The bears were collected over the course of nearly 50 years […]

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  • 5
    Aug

Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction

For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is Thomas the Tank engine, the announcement on Tuesday that the late Dennis Brown’s collection of Gauge 1 locomotives will be a large segment of the upcoming Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Transport Auction might be a bit informative—and maybe a bit tempting—for model train […]

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  • 5
    Aug

Bid now to own Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels; Proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s research

DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three comic strip collaboration between Bill Watterson—the reclusive genius behind the much-loved “Calvin and Hobbes” comic strip—and “Pearls Before Swine” cartoonist Stephen Pastis are currently up for bid at Heritage Auctions, with proceeds from the sale to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Watterson’s […]

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  • 1
    Aug

Tribal & Oceanic Artifacts Collected by Real-Life ‘Indiana Jones’ to Pace Great Gatsby’s Sale

ATLANTA, Ga. – A collection of tribal and oceanic artifacts gathered from around the world by a noted college professor who liked to describe himself as a real-life “Indiana Jones,” and another collection of some 50 exotic African animal shoulder and full-body taxidermy mounts owned by the publisher of outdoor magazines, will co-headline an auction […]

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  • 31
    Jul

Be Careful about Whose Advice You take when Holding a Yard Sale

I recently read a headline of an Internet article highlighting: “11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale.” Since many of WorthPoint’s subscribers are buyers and resellers of everything from antique chandeliers to old concert T-shirts, I have been following the reseller crowd to see what they are talking about. I figured that […]

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  • 31
    Jul

Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1)

Three years ago, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage decided to part with his now-infamous CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman printed in 1938. Cage’s copy is one of only 100 surviving copies of the comic and one of only two listed in the CGC Census in 9.0 condition. When the dust […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams

In news that will have fans of Middle Earth all a-twitter from Mordor to the Shire, two of the most powerful and magical weapons feature in Peter Jackson’s Academy Award winning “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy—the wizard Saruman the White’s staff and the sword wielded by Aragorn, Ranger of the North—are to be offered […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Walt Kolinda and Antiques as Green Products

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with Walt Kolenda about how antiques are green products, he gives good advice for the collector just starting out, plus he throws out a few great stories and tips. Check out his Cape Ann Auctions website. . . . . . . Listen here: Martin […]

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  • 30
    Jul

American Indian Art, Artifacts from Puffer Collection will be sold Aug. 16-17 in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. – Around 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles, many from the private collection of Herb and Peggy Puffer, will come up for bid at the Best of Santa Fe auction, an annual event to be hosted by Allard Auctions, Inc. on Aug. 16-17. The Puffers, […]

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  • 29
    Jul

Durham Whiskey Fifth Bottle, One of Six Known, Hammers for $13,440 at Auciton

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle made between 1876 and 1882—one of maybe only six known—sold for $13,440 to take top lot honors at an Internet and catalog auction facilitated by American Bottle Auctions that and concluded July 20. In all, 186 bottles changed hands and the auction grossed $173,107. “These early […]

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