• 10
    Sep

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Anthony Moore on Painting Conservation

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I visit York, Maine, and speak with longtime painting conservator Anthony Moore on the importance of professional art conservation. Anthony further discusses some conservation techniques, as well as tells some interesting stories. Listen here: Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer and director of decorative arts for James D. […]

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  • 9
    Sep

Paris Street Scenes by Cortes, Picasso to Pace Two-Day Crescent City Estate Auction

NEW ORLEANS – Two original oil paintings by the renowned French artist Edouard Cortes, a Paris street scene done in gouache by Pablo Picasso and a watercolor by New Orleans folk artist Sister Gertrude Morgan are expected to be the bells of the ball at a two-day estate auction to be hosted by Crescent City […]

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  • 8
    Sep

Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All

If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly they can begin to pile up. As I discussed in my last article, “Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection,”, a pile of comics does not a collection make. So today we’ll be taking a look at a few different ways to catalogue, […]

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  • 4
    Sep

Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible

Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell out “XYNOBIS” or “ZURENAR.” If you’re like me, you are too prideful in your Scrabble prowess to settle for a paltry three or four letter word, preferring to dazzle the table with a […]

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  • 3
    Sep

Who gets your Digital Assets when You Die? No One, unless you Prepare

Our lives have become digitized and password protected, and when we die, access to our accounts and rights to the contents thereof die with us—unless we make digital access part of our estate plan. It wasn’t too many years ago that one’s “important papers” were stored in a shoe box, file drawer or safe deposit […]

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  • 2
    Sep

Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits

We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store resourcing techniques and the stars of Spike TV’s “Thrift Hunters” (our other “Thrift Hunters” site is here). We want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, so every month on WorthPoint, we will provide the inside […]

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  • 28
    Aug

Hongshan Culture Jade Ware Piece Could Reach $500,000 in Asian Arts Auction

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece a little more than a foot long and six inches wide is expected to bring a staggering $300,000 to $400,000 in the upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for Sept. 20 at Elite Decorative […]

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  • 27
    Aug

How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate

To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death is important. To have built a house, written a book, created a business or performed a heroic deed speaks to one’s character and may have a more lasting effect on future generations than the dollars and cents that are passed on through one’s last will and […]

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  • 26
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Ryan Servant and the Brimfield Flea App

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I have a chat with app developer Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder free to attendees of the granddaddy of all antique shows. Listen in to learn all of the brilliant benefits of its use, including how to find particular pieces, facilities, food stands and […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay

As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting as an Internet auction can get, with the price soaring from $2.6 million to the winning bid of $3.2 million, securing its status as the world’s most expensive comic. Thirteen different bidders entered 48 bids […]

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