• 20 Mar
    2013

About Face: There’s a Collectible Postcard for Every Expression

Postcard collectors often say that we collect whatever strikes our fancy. “Ummm,… I’ll know it when I see it,” is a phrase often heard at postcard shows. Every once in a while, I see a face that brings a particular character trait to life for me. A clear word springs to mind, and the postcard […]

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  • 19 Mar
    2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/20/2013

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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  • 15 Mar
    2013

Collecting the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ — A Look at King Kong Memorabilia

It was 80 years ago this month that movie-going audiences were first introduced to one of filmdom’s most iconic—and arguably tragic—characters: the gargantuan-sized gorilla, King Kong. A masterpiece of fantasy cinema, “King Kong” made its premiere on March 2, 1933 at two venues: New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, and its sister cinema, the […]

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  • 13 Mar
    2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/13/2013

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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  • 6 Mar
    2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/06/2013

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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  • 4 Mar
    2013

Two Historic Lots Relating to Gen. George Armstrong Custer to Cross the Block

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Two lots related to Gen. George A. Custer and featuring historically important and museum quality materials, including wartime documents, letters, photographs, medals and a sample of the Confederate Appomattox surrender flag, will be sold on in the Outstanding March Firearms Auction, to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on March 11-12, […]

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  • 4 Mar
    2013

When Sports and Art Collide: Collecting Golden Age Sports-Themed Comic Books

The real life drama that is sports often presents the perfect canvas for stories rich in triumph and tragedy. The glamour, fame and larger-than-life personalities of the athletes involved make them as equally compelling as any masked superhero. Therefore, it makes perfect since that as the popularity of organized sports has grown that there have […]

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  • 3 Mar
    2013

Artists’ Propaganda Depict Heroic Images of German Military and Home Life

The postcard series Deutsche Kuenstler und die SS has is origins in a propaganda campaign of the same name that first manifested itself as a publication in early 1944. Some of the art is from Waffen SS war reporters, while others are from non-military artists. The images run from graphic portrayals of soldiers, combat and […]

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  • 1 Mar
    2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: World War Two-Era USO Entertainer-Signed Dollar Bill

QUESTION: I have a bill that my father carried through his World War II service in Africa, Italy and Germany. The bill contains autographs obtained backstage from members of U.S.O. touring groups. Signatures include Louise Allbritton, June Allyson, Mary Brian, Eddie Cantor, Harry James, George Raft, Dinah Shore, and one name I cannot make out. The […]

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  • 21 Feb
    2013

Hidden Surprises: Signatures on Old Checks are Part of Lithuanian History

By Gerald Tebben You never know what you’ll find when you walk by Dan Rich’s table at central Ohio coin and currency shows. In and among the coins, tokens and paper money, there’s always something different. One month, it was Chinese passports from the 1980s. Another time, it was Nazi travel documents. The stuff is […]

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