• 4
    Oct

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – Low-Grade Golden Age Comics Hopping

[caption id="attachment_2515872" align="alignright" width="274"] On Sept. 22, a copy of Action Comics #13 (DC, 1939) that featured the fourth-ever Superman cover printed sold for $13,100 with 31 bids. Here’s the kicker, this issue was CGC-graded in 1.5 (Fair/Good) condition.[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at...

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  • 2
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/02/2013

[caption id="attachment_2515835" align="alignright" width="283"] Savage Wolverine #9 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), 1:50, ($15-$18). Now that’s a Francavilla variant I can get behind.[/caption] 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...

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  • 2
    Oct

‘Youngest Picker’ to Launch Estate Sales Company with Southern California Sale

[caption id="attachment_2515854" align="alignleft" width="218"] Connor McCrory’s goal is to be in the antiques and collectibles business. He’s getting a jump on his career by launching his business—Estate Sales by Connor—with his inaugural estate sale in La Canada, Calif., on Oct. 11-12.[/caption] Just about every 8-year-old can tell you what he or she wants to be when they grow...

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  • 2
    Oct

‘Youngest Picker’ to Launch Estate Sales Company with Southern California Sale

[caption id="attachment_2515854" align="alignleft" width="218"] Connor McCrory’s goal is to be in the antiques and collectibles business. He’s getting a jump on his career by launching his business—Estate Sales by Connor—with his inaugural estate sale in La Canada, Calif., on Oct. 11-12.[/caption] Just about every 8-year-old can tell you what he or she wants to be when they grow...

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  • 1
    Oct

East Meets West Sale Includes Art of Three Continents

[caption id="attachment_2515804" align="alignleft" width="167"] This French 19th-century “swinger” timepiece from the estate of Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman will come to auction.[/caption] MALVERN, Pa. — Asian objects, including Chinese furniture, fine arts and porcelains, will be sold alongside items from the Western culture like traditional artwork, antique clocks and period furniture at an “East Meets West” auction slated for...

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  • 1
    Oct

Medley of Advertising Collectibles to Cross Block in October

[caption id="attachment_2515790" align="alignleft" width="300"] This Campbell's Soups advertising sign, proclaiming “21 Kinds—Just Add a Can of Hot Water And Serve" carries a pre-sale estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.[/caption] ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The lifetime collection of advertising collectors Don and Diane Sayrizi and consignments from more than 100 other collectors will be offered at a three-day sale beginning...

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  • 30
    Sep

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Elaine Miller on Glass and Ceramic Restoration

[caption id="attachment_2515772" align="alignleft" width="135"] Elaine Miller[/caption] In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis conducts a fascinating interview with noted glass and ceramic conservator Elaine Miller, where she discusses the art of restoration/repair and her passion for putting the puzzles back together as well as maintaining the integrity of fine objects. Listen here: [audio:http://www.worthpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/146.-Elaine-Miller-Glass-Ceramic-Restoration.mp3] Martin Willis is...

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  • 30
    Sep

It’s Raining Rookies: Dual-Class Offers NHL Card Collectors Wild Opportunities

[caption id="attachment_2515819" align="alignright" width="206"] Last season's lockout means a wealth of rookie cards will hit the shelves, including the Oliers' Nail Yakupov.[/caption] The puck is about to drop on the 2013-2014 National Hockey League season, and due to the lockout-shortened season of last year, collectors have a unique opportunity. Due to rules instituted by the NHL Players’ Association—which,...

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  • 30
    Sep

Climax of David Fore Collection Sale Bolsters Worldwide Coin Collections

[caption id="attachment_2515763" align="aligncenter" width="537"] Lot 1618, a Tipu Sultan Gold 4-Pagodas from Mysore shone as the star of day one. Against a conservative estimate of $9,714, this beautiful example achieved $35, 620, including the buyer’s premium.[/caption] A room full of enthusiastic bidders found fierce competition from buyers on the Internet and on the phone as they fought to...

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  • 30
    Sep

Is It a Set? Does It Matter? Harlequin Furniture Sets or Suites an Accepted Practice

[caption id="attachment_2515753" align="aligncenter" width="455"] This set of 19th-century Jacobean reproduction chairs needs even closer inspection to see the slight difference in size of the two end chairs compared to the two middle chairs. (LiveAuctioneers.com/Bonhams)[/caption] That’s a great set of dining room chairs you bought at auction. Sounds like you got a real good deal on them, too. But...

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