• 6
    Jun

A Study in Contrasts: Old vs. New Antiques Markets

Linda’s and my move to Kentwood, Mich. provided the incentive and opportunity to explore the flea market, antiques mall and antiques show scene in the Northwest Territory. I have been in the field more in the last four months than I was in the previous 12. It has been an eye-opening experience. On Feb. 27, the Lake Odessa...

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  • 6
    Jun

My Little Collection — Postcards Featuring ‘Little People’

[caption id="attachment_2497574" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Princess Ann traveled with carnivals throughout the U.S. during the 1960s and ’70s. She worked in her own “single-o” tent, where she chatted with visitors (who paid an admission price) and sold postcards like this one. Some of her cards were pitch cards (which don’t have a postcard back). Valued at $5-10."][/caption] My favorite...

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  • 6
    Jun

Wet Worry – Dealing with Water Damage

[caption id="attachment_2497592" align="alignright" width="178" caption="Instead of wooden blocks, paint cans or food cans work well for lifting furniture above a wet floor or carpet. Just be sure to use aluminum foil under the cans in case they are rusty or might rust from contact with a wet surface."][/caption] In this year of what seems to be extraordinary adverse...

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  • 6
    Jun

Steiff’s Fabulous Felines are the Cat’s Meow

[caption id="attachment_2497582" align="alignright" width="284" caption="Steiff's Susi cat. "][/caption] For many Steiff enthusiasts, the company’s dear kittens are the cat’s meow in their collections. As a matter of fact, some Steiff collectors just collect Steiff cats, and it is understandable why; their precious expressions, range of body positions and exquisite quality all but speak for themselves. Let’s take a...

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  • 2
    Jun

Period Furniture Highlights Memphis (Tenn.) Antique Estates Auction

[caption id="attachment_2497547" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="The Walthal family has been in the Memphis real estate business for three generations. Many of the items from this estate will be auctioned on June 11. Pictured is Edward W. Walthal, Laurie Walthal's deceased husband."][/caption] MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A major estate auction featuring the lifetime personal collection of Mrs. Lawrence “Laurie” Walthal will...

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  • 2
    Jun

Huge Multi-Estate Sale Features Sports Memorabilia, Rare Books, Celebrity Autographs

[caption id="attachment_2497521" align="aligncenter" width="553" caption="This rare, possibly one-of-a-kind “Cherokee Indian” vintage cardboard baseball poster will be among the leading lots in a huge, two-day multi-estate sale slated for June 9 and 11to be hosted by Philip Weiss Auctions."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. –More than 1,000 lots of sports memorabilia, rare books, autographs, stamps, coins, comics and comic art, animation, Rock...

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  • 2
    Jun

2nd WorthPoint Collector Poll 2011

To all valued members of the WorthPoint collecting community, once again we want your thoughts and input. As we reported back in January, from time to time we will be taking polls like this one to determine your perspective on issues facing the industry; potential ideas for new offerings from WorthPoint; suggestions for improvements and other topics. This...

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  • 1
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: May 30 to June 3

Looking at this week’s art, antiques and collectibles headlines, we see a schematic of a doomed ship, an unusual pair of pistols and a new reality show. From The Sacramento Bee: Large-scale plan of Titanic sells for $363,000 If a luxury liner goes down on its maiden voyage taking 1,500 people with it, you can be sure there...

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  • 1
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 06/01/2011

[caption id="attachment_2497475" align="alignright" width="192" caption="Flashpoint #2 (of 5)(Andy Kubert Black & White Variant Cover A)"][/caption] 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 and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide...

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  • 31
    May

Q & A with Harry Rinker: David Bradley Walk-Behind Tractor, Tho’s Maddock’s Son’s Biscuit Jar

QUESTION: I am storing a 1952 David Bradley walk-behind tractor with several attachments, among which are a cultivator, harrow, plow, push plow, rotary mower and wheel weights. Everything is in working order. Restoration should not require more than a repaint. Where is the market, and what price should I ask? – TT, Old Town Maine, via e-mail ANSWER:...

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