• 12
    Sep

American Marble Auctions Makes Debut with Inaugural Online Sale

[caption id="attachment_2515425" align="alignright" width="231"] This magnificent, giant paneled speckled Onionskin marble, graded 8.9, is “too rare to value.” It is expected to be the top lot in the upcoming inaugural American Marble Auctions Internet-only auction slated for Sept. 20-29.[/caption] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions—an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions, which has featured...

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  • 12
    Sep

Ringside Collectibles: Boxing Memorabilia Packs a Punch

[caption id="attachment_2515380" align="alignleft" width="300"] This pair of gloves signed by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier are a great collectible for every boxing fan.[/caption] Pugilism: (pu·gi·lism) The skill, practice and sport of fighting with the fists; boxing.—Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. The sport of boxing has a long and divisive history. Dating back to the ancient Greek Empire, it was honored as...

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  • 10
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/11/2013

[caption id="attachment_2515338" align="alignright" width="283"] Sons of Anarchy #1 (of 6)(Cover A R.M. Guera), $3.99. SAMCRO gets its own comic mini-series written by Hellboy collaborator Christopher Golden.[/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...

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  • 10
    Sep

Rinker on Collectibles: Who Defines the High End within a Collecting Category?

[caption id="attachment_2515320" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A scene from Christie’s auction room in London, 1808, as drawn by Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Pugin for Ackermann’s “Microcosm of London.” Are the high-end items at this sale the same as the high-end items sold in this room 10 years later? What was 25 years later, or 50, even?[/caption] I divide the objects...

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  • 9
    Sep

Influential Lalique Glass Cactus Table to Highlight Upcoming Gallery 95 Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515290" align="aligncenter" width="474"] This incredible Marc Lalique cactus table from the 1950s is expected to bring $25,000-$50,000 at a two-day sale scheduled for Sept. 21-22 by Gallery 95 Auction, in the firm’s gallery here in Hardeeville, S.C., just north of Savannah, Ga.[/caption] HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – Fine furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries—including a fabulous and influential...

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  • 9
    Sep

Museum-Quality Early 1900s Native American Kiowa Cradleboard Realizes $103,500

[caption id="attachment_2515273" align="alignright" width="122"] This museum-quality early 20th century Native American Kiowa cradleboard realized $103,500 at a two-day “Best of Santa Fe 2013” sale held Aug. 9-10 by Allard Auctions, Inc., much more than the expected $20,000 to $40,000 presale estimate.[/caption] SANTA FE, N.M. – A museum-quality, early 20th century Native American Kiowa cradleboard with beaded accents and...

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  • 9
    Sep

Christie’s Kicks Off Fall Season with Diverse September Calendar of E-Commerce Sales

NEW YORK – Christie’s is pleased to announce its exciting line-up of featured e-commerce sales taking place this September. These exclusive online-only sales contain tremendous diversity in their offerings as well as their price points, and present opportunities for collectors at every level. Wine: Signature Cellars | Sept. 10-29 Christie’s first Signature Cellars sale of the fall season...

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  • 9
    Sep

Weiss Sports & Comics Auction to Feature Complete Goudey 1934 Baseball Card Set

[caption id="attachment_2515298" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A complete set of 1934 Goudey baseball cards, uniformly graded PSA 7 and including a pair of Lou Gehrig cards, will be among the some 700 lots up for auction at a sale scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, by Philip Weiss Auctions.[/caption] LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A complete set of Goudey baseball cards from 1934,...

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  • 9
    Sep

Auction Report: Prudent Mallard Rosewood Half-Tester Bed Gavels for $25,000

[caption id="attachment_2515281" align="alignright" width="183"] This magnificent Victorian rosewood half tester bed, attributed to Prudent Mallard, sold for $24,780, making it the top lot at a Summer Estates Auction held by Ahlers & Ogletree on Aug. 4.[/caption] ATLANTA – A magnificent Victorian rosewood half tester bed, attributed to the renowned 19th-century American furniture maker Prudent Mallard, sold for $24,780...

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  • 8
    Sep

Musical and Arcade Rarities to Make Noise in Upcoming Auction

[caption id="attachment_2515362" align="alignleft" width="187"] Up for bid is this 1941 Wurlitzer model 850 jukebox, also called “The Peacock” because it features a brilliant peacock reverse painted on glass.[/caption] PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated for Saturday, Sept. 21, by...

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