• 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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  • 8
    Nov

Auction Report: Rare Beacon Sign Tabs $55,000 in October Petroliana Auction

PEOTONE, Ill. — A rare Beacon Ethyl Gasoline single-sided porcelain sign with a die-cut lighthouse-shaped design, made around 1940 and in remarkable condition, gaveled as the top lot with a bid of $55,000 at a Fall Petroliana & Automobilia Auction held Oct. 17 and 18 by Matthews Auctions. The two-day event was held prior to […]

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  • 8
    Nov

Auction Report: Gettysburg Cannon Tops Dancy-Polk House Auction

DECATUR, Ala. — An authentic Civil War cannon, fired by Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg, dated 1855 and complete with documented provenance, sold for $86,250 at an on-site sale of the contents of the Dancy-Polk House Inn on Oct. 12. The Dancy-Polk House Inn, constructed in 1829, is one of only four buildings […]

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  • 7
    Nov

Royal Bayreuth, Fine Art Glass Headline Huge Auction

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — More than 650 lots in a wide range of collecting categories, including art glass, French cameo, Royal Bayreuth and quality antiques, will come up for bid on Nov. 8 and 9 at a sale conducted by Woody Auction. More than 240 lots of Royal Bayreuth pieces will be offered on Friday […]

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