• 14
    Nov

Rarity Is Key In Vintage Board Game Value

Growing up in the 1950s, board games were a regular part of my family life. Back then we only had three TV stations and AM radio—that was the BC era: “Before Cable.” Whenever the weather got stormy, TV reception would suffer. No matter how much Dad fiddled with the rabbit-ears antenna, we would get more […]

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  • 13
    Nov

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Kerr & Co. Gold Belt Buckle, Howdy Doody Show Marionette

QUESTION: I almost sold a belt buckle for a couple of bucks at my garage sale a few weeks ago until I took a better look at it. The front of the rectangular belt buckle has horizontal engraved lines with a central “E E H” monogram. The back has multiple markings. The top bar has […]

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  • 13
    Nov

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Daniel Finamore on ‘Impressionists on the Water’

On this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Daniel Finamore, PhD, the Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., about the “Impressionists on the Water” exhibition that runs from Nov. 9 through Feb. 17, 2014. Listen here: Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer […]

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  • 13
    Nov

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/13/2013

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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  • 12
    Nov

From America to Estonia: Finding the Hidden/True/Lost Value of Antiques

I bought my first antique in 1977; the year my son was born. It was a late 19th-century oak sideboard with a beveled mirror. I convinced my husband that it was an investment that would appreciate on our drive home unlike new furniture. I’m certain that the investment aspect was a consideration in my desire […]

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  • 12
    Nov

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Reminds Us to Protect What We Collect

A little more than a year ago, on Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy pounded the entire U.S. eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the New York City. But the damage was not limited to […]

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  • 12
    Nov

Unloved Antiques: Capodimonte Ceramics

I don’t have a week go by that I don’t get a call or email about a “fantastic” piece of Italian porcelain by “Capodimonte.” It’s nearly always claimed to be an inheritance, as I don’t recall actually meeting anyone who admits to buying a piece of it. For those of you unfamiliar with this type […]

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  • 11
    Nov

Baseball Hall-of-Famers Mazeroski, Musial Auctions each Realize $1 Million-Plus

Baseball collectibles auctions always generate interest, but this last weekend, two auctions in particular were the focus of the sports memorabilia world as items belonging to a pair of Hall-of-Famer went on the block. First, at the 10th Annual Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Live Auction in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, more than 200 pieces […]

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  • 11
    Nov

Lifetime Pagano ‘Rustic Collection’ to Sell in November

BRISTOL, Conn. — An online-only auction totaling more than 500 lots of Victorian carved- and marble-top furniture, silver and gold coins, sporting goods and other category items will be held in the annual Fall Extravaganza Estates Auction, beginning at noon on Nov. 17, hosted by Tim’s Auction. Lots expected to draw special attention will include a […]

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  • 8
    Nov

Smart Pickers Find Gold in Vintage Bikes

Pickers everywhere dream of finding collectible “gold” stashed away in a barn or an attic. It seems almost weekly that the media is abuzz with the latest story of an artwork, coin, first-edition book or historic document found among household goods at an estate sale or thrift shop. Most of these finds are just dumb […]

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