• 6
    Dec

Auction Report: Pepsin Gum Dispenser Takes Top Lot at Antique Sale

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A rare antique Pepsin Gum embossed-tin dispenser, coin-operated to accept one cent for gum and to tell a fortune, sold for $57,000 at an auction held Oct. 4 through 6 by Showtime Auction Services. The dispenser was the top lot in a sale that grossed $1 million. Around 1,800 lots crossed […]

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  • 6
    Dec

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – Superman-JFK Pages, Hollywood News

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 […]

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  • 5
    Dec

New Auction Record for Edward Hopper Painting Set at Christie’s, $40.5 Million

NEW YORK – Prominent American realist painter Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken” sold for a world-record auction price of $40,485,000 on Dec. 5 in Christie’s sale of American Art in New York. The painting—an iconic 1934 streetscape of a New Jersey suburb—hails from the prestigious collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). […]

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  • 5
    Dec

E. Howard No. 68 Floor Standing Astronomical Regulator Clock Soars to $277,300

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – An E. Howard & Company No. 68 floor standing astronomical regulator clock descending over the course of many decades from the original family sold for $277,300 at an antique clock auction held Nov. 23 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. It was a new world auction record for an E. Howard clock, shattering the […]

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  • 4
    Dec

Collection of Mardi Gras Items to lead Two-Day Crescent City Auction Gallery Sale

NEW ORLEANS – Wonderful pieces of Newcomb and George Ohr pottery, Russian icons—including one depicting Jesus from around 1910, plus a rare 18th century example—and Part 2 of the John Scheffler collection of Mardi Gras items are just a few of the 1,239 items that will come up for bid at a major two-day estates […]

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  • 4
    Dec

American G.I.’s Trove of Third Reich Military Relics to lead Mohawk Arms Auction

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A trove of German Third Reich military relics acquired by an American G.I. in the Second World War, a Nazi Luftwaffe regiment standard and an Imperial Russian Garde du Corps officer’s helmet made between 1900-1917 are a few of the expected top lots in Mohawk Arms’ Auction #70, a live and Internet […]

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  • 4
    Dec

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Vinturi Wine Aerator, Remington Model 12 Pump-Action Rifle

QUESTION: I collect antique bottles by finding them when walking alongside the river banks in my area. This summer I came across an odd piece. It appears to be a piece of tube of some sort. It measures 3 5/8-inches in length. There are no manufacturing marks on it. The glass is clear and appears […]

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  • 4
    Dec

‘Thrifting with the Boys’ Reality TV Show ‘Thrift Hunters’ to Premiere on Spike TV

Worthologists Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman—a.k.a. the boys from Thrifting with the Boys—are set to become reality television stars as their new program “Thrift Hunters” is scheduled to premiere on Spike TV on Jan. 18 at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. CST). “Thrift Hunters” stars Smith and Goodman—two of the biggest gamblers in Las Vegas—as […]

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  • 4
    Dec

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 12/04/2013

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
    Dec

The Values of Antiquarian Books are not always Astronomic

When the Bay Psalm Book sold for a record $14.2 million on Nov. 26, I wasn’t surprised. After all, it was the very first book published in the United States, in 1640. Less than 2,000 were originally printed and only 11 are known to have survived. The book toured the country for quick visits to […]

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