• 4 Mar
    2009

This Week in Geek 3/04/09

      This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to […]

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  • 27 Feb
    2009

Rare Unrestored Action Comics #1 Goes on the Block

The first appearance of Superman in the pages of Action Comics #1, which originally went on sale in June of 1938, has long been considered the birth of the Superhero comics in America. Whether or not Superman was the first superhero is a discussion in and of it’s self, but one thing that is for […]

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  • 27 Feb
    2009

The Scandal of Clipped Autograph Cards

P.T. Barnum was dead on correct with the famous phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Although this saying can be applied to almost any situation where someone has been taken, it is especially true in the antiques field. When people buy on emotion, sometimes their rational thinking takes a back seat. Or else they […]

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  • 25 Feb
    2009

This Week in Geek 2/25/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the […]

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  • 24 Feb
    2009

Testing the GoAntiques Waters: Buying a Comic Book Part 1

Not too long ago, WorthPoint purchased GoAntiques.com, an online marketplace for antique collectors and buyers. Unlike other online collectible sites or marketplaces, GoAntiques seems to speak to those “in the know,” which I like. Those of you who have been at WorthPoint for a while might recognize me as the comic-book Worthologist. In short, I’m […]

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  • 23 Feb
    2009

Collectible Book Terminology Part 4 – Condition

Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may be understandable to professionals and bibliophiles, but new collectors and casual owners can sometimes find the jargon puzzling. Condition terminology is important to master, because condition and rarity are the most significant aspects for evaluating […]

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  • 21 Feb
    2009

This Week in Geek 2/18/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the […]

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  • 20 Feb
    2009

Lincoln Victory Speech Nets $3.5 Million

Although we are in a recession, the combination of passion, with money, of course, drives the market. In the autograph industry, we’ve seen a stabilization and solid interest in popular figures, as dictated by the phrase: Quality Sells! And, as one recent piece proves, when these factors—uniqueness, popularity and timing—come together; it can result in […]

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  • 12 Feb
    2009

Valentine’s Warm and Fuzzy Story

The obligatory giving of flowers, candy and cards often makes Valentine’s Day—supposedly a holiday for celebrating true love—seem like just another example of consumerism gone mad. But collectors can take heart. With more cards, candy tins and cuddly teddy bears on the marketplace than you can shake a cupid’s arrow at, Valentine’s Day keepsakes are […]

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  • 11 Feb
    2009

This Week in Geek 2/11/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click on the […]

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