• 11
    Oct

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – A Look at Golden-Age Pre-Code Horror

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 to Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are...

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  • 10
    Oct

The Collector’s Minute: Telling Victorian Cranberry Glass vs. 20th-Century Versions

[caption id="attachment_2516012" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cranberry glass made by Pilgrim Glass in the 1980s can be challenging to differentiate from original 19-century Victorian pieces.[/caption] The origin of "cranberry glass" is thought to go all the way back to the late Roman Empire and was rediscovered by Italian glassmakers during the 17th century. The secret of the ruby coloration involved...

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  • 10
    Oct

Memorabilia Cards: A Bit of Sports History for the Little Guy

[caption id="attachment_2516032" align="aligncenter" width="270"] A Derek Jeter game-used bat barrel signature card.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2516022" align="aligncenter" width="270"] A 1997-98 Upper Deck Michael Jordan game-used and autographed jersey card, numbered to 23.[/caption] If you haven’t opened a pack of baseball cards, or other sports cards for that matter, in several years, you may not recognize or understand what some of...

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  • 9
    Oct

1792 U. S. Federal Bond Issued to and Signed by George Washington to Headline Sale

[caption id="attachment_2515981" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This important 1792 U.S. Federal bond, issued and signed by George Washington, will be sold on Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions. Stocks and bonds of any type issued to and signed by Washington are extremely rare. The one being sold is one of just three similar bonds known.[/caption] FORT LEE, N.J....

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  • 9
    Oct

Battle of Gettysburg Cannon, Drum Part of On-Site Dancy-Polk House Inn Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515985" align="aligncenter" width="289"] This six-pound cannon used by Union soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, with letters of documentation, plus other Civil War items, will be sold alongside antiques from the historic Dancy-Polk House Inn in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 12.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515986" align="aligncenter" width="295"] This Civil War drum was used in...

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  • 9
    Oct

Rare ’40s Beacon Ethyl Gasoline Sign Could Rev Bids up to $60,000 in Petrolina Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515992" align="alignleft" width="181"] This rare early ’40s Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain die-cut sign with lighthouse-shaped design, rated 9, is expected to bring between $40,000 and $60,000 at the Fall Peotone Petroliana & Automobilia Auction slated for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, by Matthews Auctions, LLC.[/caption] PEOTONE, Ill. – A rare Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain sign...

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  • 9
    Oct

Archives International Auctions offers U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes & Scripophily

[caption id="attachment_2516002" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This Wells Fargo Mining Company (Nevada) 1880 stock certificate, with speeding stage coach vignette, will find a new home following two-day, two-session auction slated for Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions.[/caption] FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,400 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of...

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  • 8
    Oct

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Maureen Stanton, on ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money’

[caption id="attachment_2515911" align="aligncenter" width="425"] Maureen Stanton[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2515912" align="aligncenter" width="198"] “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money.”[/caption] In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis conducts a great interview with Maureen Stanton, author of “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money.” Listen in for a behind-the-scenes look at the way it really is in the world of the antiques...

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  • 8
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Belmont Metal Products Dual White Enamel Washtubs

[caption id="attachment_2515898" align="aligncenter" width="614"] A reader is asking about this dual white enamel washtub setup. The tubs and are mounted on a metal frame and has a metal tag that reads: BELMONT METAL PRODUCTS, INC. / YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a dual (double) washtub setup. The tubs have a white enamel finish and are mounted on a...

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  • 8
    Oct

Canton Georgian Gems in Massachusetts: A Boston Connection to Chinese Export Silver

在馬薩諸塞州的廣東喬治亞風瑰寶 [caption id="attachment_2516051" align="aligncenter" width="525"] A neo-classical Chinese Export Silver teapot by the enigmatic silversmith we know as WE WE WC, circa 1820 Canton silversmith. Such a piece is capable of holding its own against any of its comparable Western contemporaries.[/caption] How can one get excited over a silver teapot? No, this isn’t a riddle; it’s a reality!...

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