• 5
    Nov

Art of the Automobile Auction to Rev the Hearts of Elite Manhattan Motorheads

BLENHEIM, Ontario – Fresh on the heels of its record-breaking Monterey, Calif., sale in August, RM Auctions is offering up three new premiere lots for its Art of the Automobile event, slated for Nov. 21 in Manhattan. Held in association with Sotheby’s, the exclusive and highly anticipated New York collector car sale will celebrate the […]

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  • 4
    Nov

Native American Artifacts, Art and Collectibles to be Sold at Big Fall Phoenix Event

MESA, Ariz. – A full-sized smoked moose hide and rawhide Woodlands cradleboard (Native American baby carrier), a Mandan warshirt set complete with painted hide warshirt with quilled strips and shields, and an extra-fine Navajo Germantown weave rug done in the Hispanic influence will be just a few of the lots at Allard Auctions’ Big Fall […]

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  • 4
    Nov

Leave it on the Rack: How to Spot a Fake Rock T-Shirt

While out thrifting in the field, WorthPoint’s Worthopedia is an invaluable tool to research an item we aren’t sure about. Typically, using online research can help determine what to buy and then what price to sell. However, research can be just as valuable alerting you what to pass up, therefore saving you money and time. […]

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  • 4
    Nov

‘Youngest Picker’ Connor McCrory to Appear on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

When we last checked in on young Connor McCrory, the 8-year-old Southern California boy with a passion of antiques and collectibles, he was launching his estate sales business with a two-day sale in mid-October. That sale generated some interest by a local television news crew. On, Monday, Nov. 04, 2013, Connor went big time as […]

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  • 4
    Nov

Unloved Antiques: Bronze Commemorative Medals and Coins

Nearly everyone has a bronze commemorative coin or medal kicking about the house. I must have a half dozen or so myself from local events. I have the 125th-anniversary coin of the founding of my town, an academic medal my mother received in 1944 and a Canadian centennial medallion I bought for $2 in 1967. […]

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  • 3
    Nov

When Dylan Went Electric: Historic Newport Stratocaster to be Auctioned by Christie’s

On Dec. 6, 2013, Christie’s of New York will auction the 1964 Fender Stratocaster guitar that was played by Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in July of 1965. The guitar is expected to bring between $300,000 and $500,000. Stratocasters of this vintage without notable provenance regularly sell for $30,000 or less. Apparently, rock […]

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  • 2
    Nov

Collecting on Steroids: The Effect of PEDs on the Sports Memorabilia Market

The issue of steroids, human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly isn’t new to sports. Athletes from the worlds of cycling, boxing and the Olympics have fallen victim to the allure of easy success through the use of PEDs. The recent lawsuit filed by Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees against Major League […]

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  • 1
    Nov

Chinese Export Silversmiths were Masters of the Art of the Tazza

中國出口銀器: 藝術大師級的高腳盤子 It is equally perplexing to find the origins of the object we know as a “tazza” as to understand why Chinese silversmiths during the Chinese Export Silver period (1785-1940) both excelled at and took such obvious delight in making. The word itself means a cup or a vessel and is derived from the […]

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  • 1
    Nov

Rare Bay Psalm Book, the First Book Printed in America, to be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – One of the finest surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book—the first book printed in what is now the United States of America—will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Nov. 26. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $15 to $30 million. The present example comes from the collection of the Old South Church […]

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  • 30
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/30/2013

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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