• 2
    Oct

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

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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  • 2
    Oct

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

Just about every 8-year-old can tell you what he or she wants to be when they grow up: a nurse, a teacher, a veterinarian, a firefighter. For Connor McCrory, his goal is to be in the antiques and collectibles business. While the rest of his friends are content to simply keep those dreams in the […]

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  • 2
    Oct

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

Just about every 8-year-old can tell you what he or she wants to be when they grow up: a nurse, a teacher, a veterinarian, a firefighter. For Connor McCrory, his goal is to be in the antiques and collectibles business. While the rest of his friends are content to simply keep those dreams in the […]

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  • 1
    Oct

East Meets West Sale Includes Art of Three Continents

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 Friday, Oct. 4, by Gordon S. Converse & Company. The auction will feature approximately 350 lots from East, […]

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  • 1
    Oct

Medley of Advertising Collectibles to Cross Block in October

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 Oct. 4. Showtime Auction Services will host the auction. The auction will feature many collection categories including salesman’s samples, petroliana, automobilia, general store, country store, […]

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  • 30
    Sep

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

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: Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer and director […]

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  • 30
    Sep

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

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, in part, governs licensing deals with trading-card manufacturers—only a handful of players were eligible for rookie cards. As a […]

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  • 30
    Sep

Climax of David Fore Collection Sale Bolsters Worldwide Coin Collections

A room full of enthusiastic bidders found fierce competition from buyers on the Internet and on the phone as they fought to take home part of the celebrated David Fore Collection of Indian Coins. This concluding auction was well received and in a buoyant market lots achieved some fabulous and worthy prices. The sale, facilitated […]

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  • 30
    Sep

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

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 I do have a question or two. Why is the back a little different on that one chair? And doesn’t that other chair seem a little too low? Oh, and that […]

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  • 30
    Sep

It’s all in the Marks: No, It`s not Early Meissen

Contrary to many who believe that advertising and product branding was mainly a Madison Avenue/20th-century marketing innovation, “branding”—the marketing of a name, or even profiting off a competitors reputation—dates back to antiquity. When it comes to pottery and porcelain, there were dozens of smaller potteries that attempted to cash in on the prestige of famous […]

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