• 21
    Oct

Passing the Salt for 8,000 Years in Chinese Export Silver Style

中國出口銀器: 遞上鹽的格調 - 8000年了! [caption id="attachment_2516206" align="aligncenter" width="526"] A pair of circa 1830 silver and parcel gilded salts by Cutshing of Canton in the neo-classical Georgian style.[/caption] To many of us, we might be aware of the connotations that salt has with monarchy—a substance of high value and denoting high status. We might also be aware of the...

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  • 21
    Oct

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – The Crazy, Hazy Origin of Mircleman

[caption id="attachment_2516216" align="alignright" width="320"] Marvelman made his first appearance in Marvelman #25 (L. Miller and Son, Feb. 1954). This issue is nearly impossible to find in any condition, mainly due to the small print run in another country.[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s...

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  • 16
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: A Bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild

[caption id="attachment_2516153" align="alignright" width="138"] The bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild in question.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild. The bottle is No. 32124. The bottle label notes: “Shipped by / LEXIS /LACHINE & CO.” What is the bottle’s value and what is the best way to sell it? – KC, Hellertown, Pa. ANSWER:...

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  • 16
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/16/2013

[caption id="attachment_2516171" align="alignright" width="279"] Superior Spider-Man #19 (J. G. Jones Variant Cover)[/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, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales....

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  • 15
    Oct

Banksy Guerilla Art Stunt offers Canvases worth Hundreds of Thousands for $60 Each

[caption id="attachment_2516161" align="aligncenter" width="503"] Throughout October, Banksy is unveiling a new piece of art, such as this piece, around the city each day—be they a series of murals, videos and a couple of mobile art displays in the form of trucks—delighting in-the-know New Yorkers and drawing large crowds of tourists.[/caption] One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. But...

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  • 15
    Oct

‘Youngest Picker’ Connor McCrory’s Inaugural Estate Sale Deemed a Success

[caption id="attachment_2516116" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Eight-year-old Connor McCrory’s first foray into the estate sales business was deemed a great success, as several hundred people came by the La Cañada, Calif., estate looking for bargains. Even a TV news crew stopped by to interview “America’s Youngest Picker.”[/caption] LA CAÑADA, Calif. – Connor McCrory’s first foray into the estate sales business...

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  • 15
    Oct

Sports Card & Memorabilia Roundup: Honus Wagner Fraud and Bejeweled Hoops Cards

For those with simply a mere casual interest or for those more heavily invested in the sports card and memorabilia hobby, issues related to the business side of this multi-million-dollar industry often garner headlines from mainstream sources. Recently, several such events have transpired that have caused a wide variety of reactions from hobby rookies and veterans alike and...

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  • 15
    Oct

The Evolution of the Elvis Movie Poster, U.K. Style

[caption id="attachment_2516124" align="aligncenter" width="614"] “Love Me Tender” (1956). The King announces his big-screen arrival with this simple but powerful poster design. (Photo: chantrellposter.com)[/caption] Elvis Presley was a movie star as well as a singer, starring in 33 big-screen productions. These films were not only hits in America but were widely appreciated overseas and probably no more so than...

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  • 15
    Oct

Ask a Worthologist: Lladró Ballet Dancers Figurine

[caption id="attachment_251613" align="alignright" width="196"] WorthPoint member Denise J. purchased a Lladró figurine from a bankruptcy sale of a jewelry store. When she couldn’t find it in a current catalog, she engaged Worthpoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service to find out if it is a discontinued item and, therefore, worth more. Worthologist Mike Wilcox was given the assignment and he...

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  • 12
    Oct

Postcard Time Machine: All the Single Ladies

[caption id="attachment_2516069" align="alignleft" width="212"] This glamorous single woman is far more upset about losing her best friend than her boyfriend. Seen in dealer boxes for $1 to $3, it’s a far cry, indeed, from the "old maid" postcards of the past.[/caption] These days most young women know that they can get an education and launch a fulfilling career...

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