• 15
    Oct

Ask a Worthologist: Lladró Ballet Dancers Figurine

WorthPoint member Denise J. purchased a Lladró figurine from a bankruptcy sale of a jewelry store. She believes it must have been old stock because it isn’t listed in any current Lladró catalogs and wonders if it’s worth more because it appears to be out of production. Her question was sent to our “Ask a […]

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  • 12
    Oct

Postcard Time Machine: All the Single Ladies

These days most young women know that they can get an education and launch a fulfilling career they enjoy. They can choose to marry or not, have children or not and be self-sufficient. The course of their lives depends mostly upon themselves—not upon getting married to a man to take care of them. That was […]

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  • 11
    Oct

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – A Look at Golden-Age Pre-Code Horror

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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  • 10
    Oct

The Collector’s Minute: Telling Victorian Cranberry Glass vs. 20th-Century Versions

The origin of “cranberry glass” is thought to go all the way back to the late Roman Empire and was rediscovered by Italian glassmakers during the 17th century. The secret of the ruby coloration involved the addition of gold oxide to the molten mix. Cranberry glass went through another revival during the 19th century, when […]

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  • 10
    Oct

Memorabilia Cards: A Bit of Sports History for the Little Guy

If you haven’t opened a pack of baseball cards, or other sports cards for that matter, in several years, you may not recognize or understand what some of the cards actually are. One of the major changes to cards over the last 25-plus years is the advent of the memorabilia card, which people also refer […]

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  • 9
    Oct

1792 U. S. Federal Bond Issued to and Signed by George Washington to Headline Sale

FORT LEE, N.J. – An important 1792 U.S. Federal bond, issued to and signed by George Washington while he was president, is the expected top lot in an auction slated for Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions. Stocks and bonds of any type issued to and signed by Washington are extremely rare. The […]

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  • 9
    Oct

Battle of Gettysburg Cannon, Drum Part of On-Site Dancy-Polk House Inn Auction

DECATUR, Ala. – A battlefield cannon and drum from the Battle of Gettysburg, plus other Civil War items, will be sold alongside antiques from the historic Dancy-Polk House Inn in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at 9 a.m. (CST). The Dancy-Polk House Inn, constructed in 1829, is one of only four […]

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  • 9
    Oct

Rare ’40s Beacon Ethyl Gasoline Sign Could Rev Bids up to $60,000 in Petrolina 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 (rated 9 out of 10) is expected to command between $40,000 and $60,000 at the Fall Peotone Petroliana & Automobilia Auction slated for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, by Matthews Auctions, LLC. […]

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  • 9
    Oct

Archives International Auctions offers U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes & Scripophily

FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,400 lots of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily (the collecting of stocks and bonds), autographs, historical documents and security printing ephemera will be sold in a two-day, two-session auction slated for Oct. 19 and 22 by Archives International Auctions. Bidders may attended either session live […]

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  • 8
    Oct

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Maureen Stanton, on ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money’

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis conducts a great interview with Maureen Stanton, author of “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money.” Listen in for a behind-the-scenes look at the way it really is in the world of the antiques marketplace. Martin recommends this book for anyone that wants to know what it […]

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