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  • Sep 25 2008
  • 25 Sep 2008

This Week in Geek 9/24

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.

  • Sep 25 2008
  • 25 Sep 2008

Collecting Historical Autographs – Basic info

When collecting autographs, it is better to collect letters and documents and avoid clipped signatures (signatures that were cut from letters or documents). First, there is nothing historical about a clip, and Secondly, it is very hard to properly authenticate a clipped signature. Go for letters and documents and other “larger” items.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

Mourning Books And Rituals—Comforting The Spirit

Today the subject of death is largely avoided and it is expected that any signs of grief should be done only in private. We have removed ourselves from the reality of death and it has become a sterile process, gone is the the loving vigil of the family attending to the physical and spiritual needs of the dying person.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

Forbidden Planet: The Most Coveted Poster

In a recent issue of a monthly newspaper dedicated to movie poster collecting, five of seven dealers used the one-sheet from 1957’s “Forbidden Planet” showing Robbie the Robot cradling sexy Anne Francis in his metallic arms as a prominent part of their ad.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

Poster Artists: Ralph Bakshi

Some Tolkien fans never forgave Ralph Bakshi for his animated version of “The Lord of the Rings,” at least until Peter Jackson did the trilogy right in live action (and plenty of computer generated imagery).

  • Sep 21 2008
  • 21 Sep 2008

What is your old book worth?


What is Your Old Book Worth?

The value of old books can vary based on many, many factors. Unfortunately, your book may not have a high value just because it is old – or even because it is a famous title. The following guidelines for 19th and 20th century books are just a few areas that may help explain valuation.


First Editions

  • Sep 13 2008
  • 13 Sep 2008

Postmortem Photos

I grew up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and the practice of taking postmortem photographs was a normal occurrence. After moving and marrying someone who was raised in a large city I became aware that what I had been taught as a life-affirming practice was viewed as macabre and just plain creepy by many.

  • Sep 11 2008
  • 11 Sep 2008

Great Antiques Find: Tea Caddy’s Secret

You get 10 Worthologists together under one roof with approximately 30 years each of experience, and I guarantee no matter how diverse their areas of specialty, they all have one thing in common: STORIES OF THE GREAT Antiques and Collectibles FIND. Here’s one of mine.

  • Sep 10 2008
  • 10 Sep 2008

This Week in Geek: 9/10

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook 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.

  • Sep 8 2008
  • 8 Sep 2008

This Week in Geek 9/4

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by Worthpoint Comicbook 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.