• 2
    Aug

‘My Children Do Not Want It’: 6 Reasons Why the Young Don’t Dig Antiques

[caption id="attachment_2514623" align="alignleft" width="248"] Do your kids show no interest in taking on your interest in antiques or collectibles? (Photo: Signed pastel drawing of yawning infant by Pat Doyle. It sold for $27on eBay in 2011.)[/caption] A phrase that I hear on a weekly basis, when appraising antiques, is troubling: “My children (or grandchildren),” I am told, “want...

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  • 31
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy #5

[caption id="attachment_2514553" align="alignright" width="343"] Guardians of the Galaxy #5 Angela variant.[/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 are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales...

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  • 31
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/31/2013

[caption id="attachment_2514547" align="alignright" width="281"] Captain Marvel #14 (Amanda Conner Variant Cover), 1:25, ($10-$12). I love Conner’s work and this variant is nothing short of awesome.[/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....

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  • 30
    Jul

Rinker on Collectibles: Repurposed, a New Name for an Old Concept Part Two

[caption id="attachment_2514472" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Old wrenches belt and screwed into a wall have become repurposed coat hooks.[/caption] In Part I of this two-part column, I defined the concept of repurposing, talked about the 1950s and 1960s repurposing craze, and shared two “who in their right mind would do this” stories. Although historically, recycling was used to describe repurposing,...

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  • 30
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Corey Daniels Gallery

[caption id="attachment_2514467" align="alignleft" width="192"] Gallery owner Corey Daniels and director/artist Miles Spadone confer on a project. The two sit down with Martin Willis for this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast.[/caption] In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis stops along busy U.S.-1 in Wells, Maine, and has a conversation with gallery owner Corey Daniels and gallery director/artist,...

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  • 30
    Jul

The Collector’s Minute: Australian Aboriginal Shield

[caption id="attachment_2514480" align="alignright" width="200"] This Australian Aboriginal shield sold last year for £35,000 (about $54,000 in U.S. dollars), nearly 10 times what its former owner though it was worth.[/caption] As an appraiser, one sometimes comes across some wonderful things among the average bric-a-brac most of us have stashed in our homes; things that are often so far removed...

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  • 30
    Jul

Riding High: Museum-Quality Collection of U.S. Military Saddles Come to Auction

[caption id="attachment_2514496" align="alignright" width="333"] The original owner of this saddle, which is up for auction at Manion’s International Auction House, did a lot of restoration on this Hope saddle. Made commercially, it entered the Civil War with the mustering of the Texas Confederacy.[/caption] If you’ve ever ridden a horse, chances are you used a saddle. But unless you’re...

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  • 30
    Jul

Bysouth’s U.K. Versions of Disney Movie Posters an Affordable Variant for U.S. Collectors

[caption id="attachment_2514485" align="aligncenter" width="491"] “Swiss Family Robinson”—A glorious painted illustration & a typical piece of Brian Bysouth work. (Photo: moviepostermem.com)[/caption] Disney movies are popular worldwide, and Britain has long had an avid appetite for Disney products. Posters for these movies were re-designed for the British market and it is a little-known secret that one of the U.K.’s best-known...

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  • 26
    Jul

Chinese Export Silver Rosewater Sprinklers Created for the Islamic World

[caption id="attachment_2514450" align="alignright" width="200"] A particularly fine example of a pair of late 18th-century parcel gilt filigree rosewater sprinklers. This is actually a good example of silver filigree work not being able to be exactly identified, since these could either be Chinese or Batavian. Now part of the collection at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, they do...

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  • 26
    Jul

Kiowa Cradleboard Showcases Native American Artifact Auction

[caption id="attachment_2514425" align="alignleft" width="122"] This full-sized, all-original Kiowa cradleboard with beaded accents and original boards may beat its pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $40,000.[/caption] SANTA FE, N.M.—A full-size, all-original Native American cradleboard with beaded accents and original boards will be the featured lot at an upcoming auction of Native American artifacts, art and related collectibles slated for Aug....

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